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MLB players, managers and fans the world over mourn the loss of Yogi Berra

On Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015 -- 69 years to the day after his MLB debut -- Hall of Fame catcher, Yankees icon, baseball legend and American hero Yogi Berra passed away at the age of 90.

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In 19 years as an MLB player, Berra maintained a .285 career average, hit 358 home runs, accumulated 2,150 hits, won 10 World Series championships (the most of any player), earned 15 All-Star selections and took home three AL MVP Awards. And those numbers don't even begin to cover his managerial record, wartime service to his country or his spirit, which offered immortal wisdom, thoughtful insight and unmatched wit. 

As word began to spread that Berra had passed away, players, coaches, former teammates and adversaries, journalists and celebrities who hold the game dear to their hearts mourned the baseball legend on Twitter, expressing their sorrow, sharing their memories and reciting their favorite Yogi-isms:

A few words on my dear friend and mentor, Yogi Berra.

Posted by Derek Jeter on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Rest in peace, Yogi. You'll be dearly missed.