Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra was, in my opinion, the greatest
catcher in the history of the sport of baseball. He caught for 17 years (1946 – 1963) for the New York Yankees. He was traded to the Mets in 1964 and ended his playing career with them in ‘65. He also managed teams from both leagues (the Yankees included) into the World Series. In his playing days, he was a 3-time American League MVP in 1951, ’54 and ‘55. He hit for an average of .285 over his career, with 358 homers. Berra appeared in 14 World Series (winning 10) and was a 15-time All-Star. I remember he would swing at anything, good or bad pitches. His uniform number (#8) was retired by the Yankees. Yogi Berra was inducted into the baseball Hall Of Fame in 1972 and he was voted to the All-Century Team in 1999.