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Yogi Berra of the New York Yankees poses for a photo in the 1950s.

Yogi Berra through the years

Photos of Yankees Hall of Famer Yogi Berra, who died Sept. 22, 2015

In the wartime spring of 1943, a 17-year-old
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In the wartime spring of 1943, a 17-year-old baseball hopeful named Lawrence Peter Berra didn't know quite what to expect. The stumpy, moon-faced kid, better known as Yogi, was getting his first taste of professional baseball, a $90-a-month neophyte with the Norfolk (Va.) Tars of the Class B Piedmont League.

New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra, right, accepts
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New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra, right, accepts a light from Yankees shortstop Phil Rizzuto after Berra handed out cigars to celebrate the birth of his son in the Yankees clubhouse in New York on Sept. 25, 1951.

New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra leaps into
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New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra leaps into the arms of pitcher Don Larsen after Larsen struck out the last Brooklyn Dodgers batter to complete his perfect game during Game 5 of the World Series on Oct. 8, 1956 in New York.

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Catcher Yogi Berra #8 of the New York
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Catcher Yogi Berra #8 of the New York Yankees takes a knee in the on-deck circle awaiting his next at-bat during a game in 1956 at Yankee Stadium in New York.

Yogi Berra of the New York Yankees poses
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Yogi Berra of the New York Yankees poses for a photo in the 1950s.

New York Yankees manager Yogi Berra, left, gets
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New York Yankees manager Yogi Berra, left, gets a champagne shampoo from Pete Ramos after the Yanks clinched the American League Pennant by defeating Cleveland on Oct. 3, 1964.

FILE - In this 1943 file, photo catcher
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FILE - In this 1943 file, photo catcher Yogi Berra poses as a Norfolk Tar baseball player in Norfolk, Va., 1943. Berra, who filled baseball's record book as well as "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, of natural causes at his home in New Jersey, according to Dave Kaplan, the director of the Yogi Berra Museum. He was 90. (The Virginian-Pilot via AP, File)

FILE - In this 1956 file photo, New
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FILE - In this 1956 file photo, New Yankee's Mickey Mantle, right, and Yogi Berra pose at Yankee Stadium in New York. Berra, who filled baseball's record book as well as "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, of natural causes at his home in New Jersey, according to Dave Kaplan, the director of the Yogi Berra Museum. He was 90. (AP Photo/File)

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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 1955, file
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 1955, file photo, New York Yankee catcher Yogi Berra, left, rips into umpire Bill Summers with a verbal barrage during the eight inning of the World Series opener at New York's Yankee Stadium, after the umpire ruled Brooklyn Dodgers' Jackie Robinson safe on steal of home. Berra, who played in more World Series games than any other major leaguer, and was a three-time American League Most Valuable Player, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, of natural causes at his home in New Jersey, according to Dave Kaplan, the director of the Yogi Berra Museum. He was 90. (AP Photo/File)

New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra holds the
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New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra holds the ball high as Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Dick Sisler strikes out swinging in ninth inning in Game 1 of the World Series at Shibe Park in Philadelphia on Oct. 4, 1950.

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 1950, file
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 1950, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Granny Hamner is tagged at the plate by New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra as he tries to score from third in the ninth inning of Game 3 of baseball's World Series at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Hall of Fame catcher renowned as much for his lovable, linguistically dizzying "Yogi-isms" as his unmatched 10 World Series championships with the New York Yankees, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. He was 90. (AP Photo/File)

From left, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra Whitey Ford,
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From left, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra Whitey Ford, Joe DiMaggio and Casey Stengel gather on the steps of Shea Stadium in New York before an Old Timers game in 1974. Mantle, the country boy who became a baseball Hall of Fame hero to a generation, died early Sunday from liver cancer. He was 63. The former New York Yankees star died at 2:10 a.m. EDT, Baylor University Medical Center said. (AP Photo/file)

Catcher Yogi Berra of the New York Yankees
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Catcher Yogi Berra of the New York Yankees with the ball which he hit into the upper rightfield bleachers at Detroit's Briggs Stadium for his 237th home run, setting a new major league home run record for catchers in 1956.

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New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra, right, accepts
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New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra, right, accepts a light from Yankees shortstop Phil Rizzuto after Berra handed out cigars to celebrate the birth of his son in the Yankees clubhouse in New York City, Sept. 25, 1951.

File-New York Yankee catcher Yogi Berra poses at
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File-New York Yankee catcher Yogi Berra poses at spring training in Florida, in an undated file photo. Berra, the Yankees Hall of Fame catcher has died. He was 90. (AP Photo/File)

Catcher Yogi Berra of the New York Yankees
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Catcher Yogi Berra of the New York Yankees grabs for a foul pop bunted by pitcher Tony Pena of the Kansas City Athletics in the eighth inning of a game on Sept. 2, 1962.

Yankees catcher Yogi Berra (8) jumps into the
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Yankees catcher Yogi Berra (8) jumps into the arms of pitcher Don Larsen while other Yankee teammates stream onto the field after Larsen pitched the first perfect game in World Series history, defeating the Brooklyn Dodgers 2-0 at New York's Yankee Stadium Oct. 8, 1956. O

Yankees catcher Yogi Berra embraces pitcher Don Larsen
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Yankees catcher Yogi Berra embraces pitcher Don Larsen after he pitched a perfect game in game five of the World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers, Oct. 8, 1956, at New York's Yankee Stadium.

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FILE - In this June 16, 1964, file
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FILE - In this June 16, 1964, file photo, New York Yankees manager Yogi Berra, left, and New York Mets manager Casey Stengel met in the dugout at Shea Stadium in New York, after rain washed out the game. Berra, who filled baseball's record book as well as "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, of natural causes at his home in New Jersey, according to Dave Kaplan, the director of the Yogi Berra Museum. He was 90. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)

New York Mets manager Yogi Berra smiles in
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New York Mets manager Yogi Berra smiles in his office after their 2-0 win over the Oakland Athletics in Game 5 of the World Series in New York on Oct. 18, 1973.

New York Mets owner Mrs. Joan Payson flashes
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New York Mets owner Mrs. Joan Payson flashes a victory symbol back at Mets manager Yogi Berra during game in Shea Stadium where the Mets turned back the Pittsburg Pirates, 7-3, on Sept. 20, 1973.

George Steinbrenner with Yogi Berra, left, in 1979.
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George Steinbrenner with Yogi Berra, left, in 1979. (Dec. 6, 1979)

FILE- In this Dec. 20, 1984, file photo,
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FILE- In this Dec. 20, 1984, file photo, Dale Berra, left, poses with his father, New York Yankees manager Yogi Berra, at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, N.Y., after Dale was traded to the Yankees from the Pittsburgh Pirates, where he spent six years as shortstop. Yogi Berra, who filled baseball's record book as well as "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, of natural causes at his home in New Jersey, according to Dave Kaplan, the director of the Yogi Berra Museum. He was 90. (AP Photo/Paul Burnett, File)

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New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi
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New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra, left, poses beside Yankees closer Mariano Rivera with a gift from the team, before the Yankees' baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium on September 29, 2009.

Yogi Berra says it's still too early to
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Yogi Berra says it's still too early to reflect on the career of Derek Jeter, who Berra says has "five years [left] probably. Maybe more."

FILE- In this March 3, 2010, file photo,
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FILE- In this March 3, 2010, file photo, NewYork Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, left, balances the 2009 World Series trophy atop Yogi Berra's head during pregame ceremonies at the Yankees' home-opener spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. Berra, who filled baseball's record book as well as "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, of natural causes at his home in New Jersey, according to Dave Kaplan, the director of the Yogi Berra Museum. He was 90. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File0)

FLUSHING, NY - AUGUST 22, 2009: Yogi Berra,
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FLUSHING, NY - AUGUST 22, 2009: Yogi Berra, Nolan Ryan, Jerry Grote, Duffy Dyer wave to the crowd at the conclusion of the ceremony. New York Mets tribute to the 1969 Mets at Citifield. Photo by Kathy KmonicekFLUSHING, NY - AUGUST 22, 2009: New York Mets tribute to the 1969 Mets at Citifield. Photo by Kathy Kmonicek

FLUSHING, NY - AUGUST 22, 2009: Yogi Berra
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FLUSHING, NY - AUGUST 22, 2009: Yogi Berra is introduced to the crowd. New York Mets tribute to the 1969 Mets at Citifield. Photo by Kathy KmonicekFLUSHING, NY - AUGUST 22, 2009: New York Mets tribute to the 1969 Mets at Citifield. Photo by Kathy Kmonicek

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NEW YORK - APRIL 13: Yankee legend and
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NEW YORK - APRIL 13: Yankee legend and Baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra greets Hideki Matsui #55 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim after he received his World Series ring for being a member of the 2010 New York Yankees Worlder Series Championship team prior to playing against the New York Yankees during the Yankees home opener at Yankee Stadium on April 13, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

FILE - In this June 6, 2014, file
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FILE - In this June 6, 2014, file photo, Baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra is presented with a quilt and a medal by Cmdr. Jim Wallace during a D-Day presentation at the Yogi Berra Museum in Little Falls, N.J. Berra served in the navy as part of the D-Day invasion. The Hall of Fame catcher renowned as much for his lovable, linguistically dizzying "Yogi-isms" as his unmatched 10 World Series championships with the New York Yankees, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. He was 90. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz, File)

New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira, Jorge Posada and
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New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira, Jorge Posada and Hall of Famer Yogi Berra during spring training today at the George Steinbrenner field. (Feb. 25, 2010)

Dr. Lawrence Peter Berra, better known as Yogi
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Dr. Lawrence Peter Berra, better known as Yogi Berra, left, smiles as he receives an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Irvin Reid, president of Montclair State University, during commencement ceremonies at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J., Thursday, May 16, 1996. Berra, who lives in Montclair, was honored for his achievements in baseball and work on behalf of children with disabilities. "During the years ahead, when you come to a fork in the road, take it," Berra advised the graduates. (AP Photo/Mike Derer)

Yogi Berra stands at home plate before the
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Yogi Berra stands at home plate before the last game at the old Yankee Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008.

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Yogi Berra watches the Yankees during spring training
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Yogi Berra watches the Yankees during spring training in Tampa, Fla on Feb. 22, 2010.

New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi
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New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra at the George Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. during spring training workouts for pitchers and catchers. (Feb. 19, 2010)

Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson
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Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson and 10-time World Series champion Yogi Berra share a laugh while touring the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Little Falls, N.J. on Monday.

Yankees great Yogi Berra rides in the World
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Yankees great Yogi Berra rides in the World Series victory parade. (Nov. 6, 2009)

Former New York Yankees great Yogi Berra remarks
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Former New York Yankees great Yogi Berra remarks about the passing of Yankees owner George Steinbrenner from his museum in Montclair, N.J. Tuesday, July 13, 2010. George Steinbrenner, who rebuilt the New York Yankees into a sports empire with a mix of bluster and big bucks that polarized fans all across America, died Tuesday, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

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Yankees MAriano RIvera is congratulated by Yogi Berra
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Yankees MAriano RIvera is congratulated by Yogi Berra and Whitey FOrd during a ceremony where the team recieved their 2009 Yankees world series rings before the start of the yankees home opener against the Angels on the afternoon of April 13, 2010 at Yankee Stadium. (Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Yankees Manager Joe Girardi shakes hands with Yogi
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Yankees Manager Joe Girardi shakes hands with Yogi Berra with White Ford at his side as he is introduced to the crowd during the 2009 World Series Ring Ceremony. (April 13, 2010)

New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi
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New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra talks with Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, left. (Feb. 23, 2011)

Yogi Berra, right, and broadcaster Bob Wolff talk
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Yogi Berra, right, and broadcaster Bob Wolff talk before viewing a kinescope recording of the television broadcast of Yankees pitcher Don Larsen's perfect game of the 1956 World Series. Wolff did the original radio broadcast of the game. (Feb. 23, 2007)

Yogi Berra throws out the ceremonial first pitch
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Yogi Berra throws out the ceremonial first pitch at the start of Game 3 of the New York Yankees American League Championship Series baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010 in New York.

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Yogi Berra, front left, and Reggie Jackson walk
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Yogi Berra, front left, and Reggie Jackson walk past a monument to late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner after the monument was dedicated at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 20, 2010)

Yankees Hall of Famer Yogi Berra watches a
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Yankees Hall of Famer Yogi Berra watches a ceremony unveiling a monument honoring the late Yankees owner, George Steinbrenner. (Sept. 20, 2010)

Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra was
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Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra was taken away from the team's spring training facility in an ambulance on Thursday morning. (Feb. 23, 2011)

New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi
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New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra, right, talks with Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, left. (Feb. 23, 2011)

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