Former Mets Manager Yogi Berra Dies

Yogi Berra, the Hall of Fame catcher who managed the Mets to a surprise 1973 World Series appearance, has died.

Of course Berra will be remembered as a Yankee. But he did have Mets roots. He played in four games for the Mets in 1965 before retiring and becoming a coach. He took over as manager after Gil Hodges died of a heart attack just before the start of the 1972 season. He was fired midway through the 1975 season.

During that 1973 season, Berra coined one of his most famous “Yogi-isms.” Asked if the season was over during the tight pennant race, Berra said, “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.”

Early Wednesday, the Mets tweeted:

yogu berra

Yogi Berra was 90 years old.

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