Yogi Berra

Yogi Berra got his nickname from a friend who said he resembled a Hindu yogi whenever he sat.
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Yogi Berra, C


Career: 1946-65, Yankees, Mets
Fun fact: Was a 15-time All-Star

He was the backbone of many great Yankees teams (a 10-time World Series winner) during his 18-year run in the Bronx, and was the American League MVP in three of those seasons (1951, '54 and '55).

Widely known for his quotes (called "Yogi-isms") over the years, many of which didn't involve baseball: "If you come to a fork in the road, take it." … "I usually take a two-hour nap, from one o'clock to four."

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