Yankees Legend Yogi Berra Dead at 90

"It ain't over till it's over."

New York Yankees legend and hall of fame catcher Yogi Berra has died. He was 90 years old. During his much-celebrated career with the Yankees, Berra won 10 championships. Despite his success on the field, he was most well-known for unique phrases, which became known as “Yogi-isms.”

A few Yogi-isms include “It ain’t over till it’s over;” “It’s déjà vu all over again” and “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

“Whether Berra actually uttered the many things attributed to him, or was the first to say them, or phrased them precisely the way they were reported, has long been a matter of speculation,” noted the New York Times in Berra’s obituary. “Berra himself published a book in 1998 called ‘The Yogi Book: I Really Didn’t Say Everything I Said!’ But the Yogi-isms testified to a character — goofy and philosophical, flighty and down to earth — that came to define the man.”

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