If the legendary Yankee catcher had been provided with more of an opportunity to thrive, he very well could have lifted the Bronx Bombers to the same kind of glory he achieved in his playing days.
Right from the get-go, he managed the Yanks to a 99-win campaign in 1964, clinching an AL pennant in the process. However, the team was ousted by the St. Louis Cardinals in a seven-game World Series clash.
Berra opted to return to the field in 1965 with the New York Mets, putting an end to his first stint as a skipper. He was not found in a managerial role again until 1972, and did not earn one with the Yankees until 1984, when he managed them to a rather pedestrian 87-75 mark and a third place finish.
While George Steinbrenner and the Hall of Fame catcher maintained the hope that 1985 would make a turn for the better, the 60-year-old was let go following a 6-10 start to the campaign — yes, vintage George.