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Yogi Berra Dies at the Age of 90


Baseball legend Yogi Berra has died at the age of 90.

The Yankees icon was said to have inspired the cartoon character Yogi Bear.

The Yogi Berra Museum announced that the Hall of Fame catcher had died on September 22.

Yogi Berra spent almost all of his 19-year career with the New York Yankees. He was a three-time Most Valuable Player and 13-time World Series champion.

He was also known for his humorous and paradoxical quotes.Baseball legend Yogi Berra dead

They included “it ain’t over till it’s over” and “half the lies they tell about me aren’t true”.

Tributes have already begun to pour in from the world of baseball.

The New York Yankees tweeted simply: “We have lost an icon.”

Major League Baseball tweeted: “We mourn the passing of Yankees icon and Hall of Famer Yogi Berra.”

Yogi Berra launched a defamation lawsuit over the Hanna-Barbera cartoon Yogi Bear, although he later withdrew it.

The management said the name was a coincidence, but it was widely believed he was the inspiration.

Yogi Berra is said to have been given the nickname Yogi by a friend who saw him sitting cross-legged and looking like a meditating yogi.