9. Yogi Berra
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: May 12, 1925 in St. Louis, MO USA
  • Weight: 185 lbs.
  • Height: 5'7"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 22, 1946
  • Final Game: May 09, 1965
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1947
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1949
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1949
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1950
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1950
  • TSN All-Star - 1950
  • Most Valuable Player - 1951
  • TSN All-Star - 1952
  • Most Valuable Player - 1954
  • TSN All-Star - 1954
  • Most Valuable Player - 1955
  • TSN All-Star - 1956
  • TSN All-Star - 1957
 
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Is there any doubt that Yogi Berra was one of the most colorful characters in any sport?  How many times have we heard a “Yogism” of some kind and couldn’t help but smile?

Berra wasn’t just an amazing anecdote deliverer but was one of the best Catchers in the game.

Berra played his entire career in the Bronx (save for four games with the Mets) and was named the AL MVP three times and was the runner-up twice.  He would hit 358 Home Runs, an incredible number for a Catcher in those days, and was an eighteen-time All-Star.  Anchoring the team for years, Berra would help the Yankees win ten World Series Rings making him the most successful Catcher ever.  

Actually it makes him the most successful player ever.  Nobody else has ten rings for what he did on the diamond.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Catcher
  • Acquired: Signed as an Amateur Free Agent prior to the 1943 Season
  • Departed: Released 10/29/63.
  • Games Played: 2116
  • Notable Statistics: 1,174 Runs Scored
    2,148 Hits
    321 Doubles
    49 Triples
    358 Home Runs
    1,430 RBI
    30 Stolen Bases
    .285/.348/.483 Slash Line
    59.5 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: World Series Champion (1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961 & 1962)
    All Star Game (1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961 & 1962)
    MVP (1951, 1954 & 1955)
    Most Putouts by a Catcher (1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957 & 1959)
    Most Assists by a Catcher (1950, 1951 & 1952)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a Catcher (1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954 & 1956)
    Most Runners Caught Stealing (1950, 1951 & 1952)
    Highest Caught Stealing Percentage (1955)
    Most Total Zone Runs by a Catcher (1955, 1957 & 1958)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Catcher (1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1958 & 1959)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Catcher (1958 & 1959)
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