- Also Known As:
- Yogi, Lawrence Berra
- Date of Birth:
- May 12, 1925
- 5' 7"
Yogi Berra (born Lawrence Peter Berra in St. Louis Missouri on May 12, 1925) is a retired Major League Baseball catcher, manager, and coach. He played his entire 19-year career (1946–65) for the New York Yankees and New York Mets. He’s considered one of the best catchers in baseball history. He was even elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. Sadly, Yogi passed away at the age of 90 due to natural causes on Sept. 22, 2015.
Best Known For:
Yogi Berra is best known for being the catcher for the New York Yankees between 1946 and 1963.
Yogi Berra married his wife Carmen on January 26, 1949. They have three sons together and were longtime residents of Montclair, New Jersey before Carmen’s health deteriorated and they moved into a nearby assisted living facility. Unfortunately, Carmen Berra died on March 6, 2014, shortly after their 65th wedding anniversary, due to complications from a stroke.