Just saw that Yogi Berra died at age 90. One of the great heroes of my youth (although he did play for the hated Yankees). When I was a kid there were Yogi and Campy and everybody else when it came to catchers and now both are gone.
Over the years Yogi Berra has become known more for his mangling of the English language than for his baseball skills. I guess that’s OK, because it kept him in the limelight and made him some money, but his career in baseball should not be forgotten. He was a wonderful hitter, a great catcher, a pretty fair manager.
With all due respect to Mr. Bench, to me there will always be Yogi and Campy and everybody else. RIP Yogi, and I see you finally came to a fork in the road and took it.