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September 23, 2015

A Giant Of A Small Man Is Gone….

by Larry Leek
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NY Yankees, Yogi Berra

Whats On Your Sports Mind would like to send condolences to the family of Yankee GREAT And Hall Of Famer  Yogi Berra. Who passed away Tuesday at age 90. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them.

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Yankee GREAT, Yogi Berra

A Giant Of A Small Man Is Gone, Yogi thru out his career and life was quite the character but even more he was one of the Greatest baseball players to ever live.

.He is listed as #5 on the all time Yankee list behind ONLY Ruth, Gehrig, Dimaggio, Mantle and Rivera.   

.Yogi won more World Series (10) than ANY one + 3-more titles as coach with 21 total World Series appearances in some capacity (IE player, coach or manager).

.As a catcher, NO catcher played in as many All Star games (18).

.No Cather has more MVP’s (3) than Yogi.

So in some ways you just about have to put Yogi #1 on the list.

.He was a TOUGH strike out fanning only 166 times in seven seasons at one stretch as compared to some modern players for example in 2014 nine players struck out more than 166 times.

And though Yogi was not large in size he was very powerful with a great bat.

.He had 358 career home runs.

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Even though Yogi played before my time I can still remember him in commercials and it didn’t take long for me to realize that Yogi Berra was quite a character and later as I grew older I came to know him as Yogi the Baseball player, once I learned of his contributions to the game.

Major League Baseball  has lost one of its TRUE Ambassadors to the sport, where he was loved by ALL who came in contact with him.

He is considered one of the Best Yankees ever and will always be mentioned in the same breath with Yankee and Baseball greats as Ruth, Gehrig  and Dimaggio. 

My Sports Mind  is saddened by the Great Yogi’s passing and there’s NO doubt the entire baseball world will miss him dearly. May this GREAT Baseball Legend Rest In Peace….

So Whats On Your Sports Mind about this?

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