Today is a special day in the history of baseball.
On this day in 1925, New York Yankees catcher and legend Yogi Berra was born.
Berra grew up in St. Louis, but ultimately played the vast majority of his MLB career with the Yankees.
In 1946, he made his debut at the age of 21.
Soon, he became a Yankees legend.
Berra played until the 1965 season, retiring as a member of the New York Mets.
On Twitter, MLB posted a nice message to honor Berra on his special day, listing some of his most impressive and memorable accomplishments over his exemplary career and life.
10-time World Series champion
Hall of Famer
Thinking of Yogi Berra today, who was born on this day in 1925. pic.twitter.com/PzhZUQ5mSE
— MLB (@MLB) May 12, 2023
During his career, Berra won three American League MVP Awards.
He also was an 18-time All-Star and 10-time World Series champion.
The legendary catcher was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in 1972.
Berra hit for a career .285 average and also hit a total of 358 home runs.
He amassed a total of 2,150 hits in 7,555 at-bats and posted a WAR of 59.5.
Berra’s best season came in 1956.
That year, he hit 30 home runs, drove in 105 runs, hit for a .298 average, had a slugging percentage of .534, and reached base at a .378 clip.
He also had an OPS of .911 and an OPS+ of 142, while registering 278 total bases.
Berra passed away on September 22, 2015, the 79th anniversary of his MLB debut.
He was 90 years old.
But his life and career are still remembered fondly.
Berra was certainly a charismatic person during his life and his legendary career and is still missed to this day.NEXT: MLB Insider Reveals A Potential Yankees Trade Piece