1. Yogi Berra
One can argue, justifiably, that Dickey may be the best catcher in franchise history but we’re going with the man himself, Yogi Berra. Before digging into how good he was on the field, here are some great “Yogi-isms:”
- “When you come to a fork in the road … take it.”
- “You can observe a lot by watching.”
- “It gets late early out here.”
- “It ain’t over ’till it’s over.”
In a career that spanned 18 seasons, he batted .285 with 358 home runs and 1,430 runs batted in and even had a short stint with the Mets in 1965. In his 17 years with the Yankees, he made the World Series 14 times and won 10 of them. Both of them are records.
He also managed the Yankees and Mets to the World Series but never won the commissioner’s trophy. Following his hall-of-fame playing career, Berra made appearances at Yankees camp in Tampa and maintained one of baseball’s all-time classic personalities.
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