Yogi Berra Dies at Age 90

Yogi Berra Dies at Age 90

New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra has died at age 90. He's seen here being introduced before a Yankees spring training baseball game in 2010. (Kathy Willens/AP)
New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra has died at age 90. He’s seen here being introduced before a Yankees spring training baseball game in 2010. (Kathy Willens/AP)

(ESPN) – Yogi Berra, the Hall of Fame catcher renowned as much for his unique way of turning a phrase as for his record 10 World Series championships with the New York Yankees, has died. He was 90.

Berra died of natural causes Tuesday at his home in New Jersey, according to Dave Kaplan, the director of the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center.

“While we mourn the loss of our father, grandfather and great-grandfather, we know he is at peace with Mom,” Berra’s family said in a statement released by the museum. “We celebrate his remarkable life, and are thankful he meant so much to so many. He will truly be missed.”

The Yankees announced they would honor Berra by wearing the No. 8 on their left sleeve in Wednesday night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

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