September 23, 2015

You Can Observe a Lot By Just Watching


Berra was the backbone of a New York Yankees dynasty that won 10 World Series championships -- the most in the sport's history.

He was born Lawrence Peter Berra, the son of Italian immigrants. One version has it that he earned the nickname "Yogi" from a childhood friend who said the snake charmer in a movie looked like Berra.

He dropped out of school in the 8th grade to help support his family by playing baseball, then later served in the U.S. Navy.

Before my time really, but still known.

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