Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Yogi Berra, 1925-2015

While he'll always, and rightly, mostly be remembered as a Yankee. the photo shows him as I like to remember him, as one of my beloved Mets. He's shown as a first base coach in 1969, the year the formerly lowly Mets went all the way. In 1965, along with coaching, he had donned catcher's regalia and called a few games for them. He became their manager after Gil Hodges' death in 1972, and led them to a National League pennant in 1973. Midway that season, the Mets were in last pace in their division. A pundit asked Berra if the season was over for them. He replied with what has perhaps become the best known of his many memorable quotations: "It ain't over till it's over."