Mostly Credited As: Yogi Berra
Birth Name: Lawrence Peter Berra
Date Of Birth: May 12, 1925 (Age 89)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri
Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)
Lawrence 'Yogi' Berra is a Hall of Fame baseball legend from the New York Yankees. While in New York he became a 15-time all-star, was part of 10 World Series championship teams and caught Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Yogi began in the minor leagues in his hometown and was offered only $250 to sign with the big league team. A scout from the Yankees watching young Yogi decided he was worth more and signed him away from St. Louis. The rest is baseball history. In 1944, at the age of 18 Yogi joined the Navy and became a gunner during WWII. Upon his return from the war, Yogi rejoined baseball and after the N.Y. Giants tried to lure him away, it was then that the Yankees took notice and brought him up to the big leagues. Yogi was given a special day upon his retirement where his (and Bill Dickey's) number 8 was retired. Yogi would return to manage in the Majors with the Yankees, Mets and Yankees again. After being fired just 22 games into the 1985 season and vowed never to return to Yankee stadium while George Steinbrenner was the owner. He since has made up and returned to old timer's day and as a guest coach during spring training with the Yankees. Being a movie buff he signed to host a movie show on the YES Network called "Yogi and a Movie."