Thursday, February 29, 2024


Up on the blog today, my Yogi Berra special insert from my "1960s Career-Cappers" set released a few years ago:

Just a nice photo of the all-time favorite catcher during his New York Yankees heyday.
Let's see, the man was a three-time American League Most Valuable Player, a FIFTEEN-TIME all-star, and received Most Valuable Player votes every single year between 1947 and 1961. As a matter of fact, between 1950 and 1956 he never finished lower than fourth for the MVP, with three wins, and two second place finishes!
That's seven top-4 finishes in seven years! Just awesome.
Oh yeah, let's not forget the fact that he was a member of TEN world championship teams! Amazing!
Except for four scant games in 1965 with the New York Mets, Berra played the rest of his 19-year career with the Bronx Bombers, amassing 358 homers, 1430 runs batted in and a .285 average.
One other note about his amazing career: the man only struck out 414 times over 8359 at-bats!
YOGI!!! I loved that man!
A true baseball treasure…


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