Skip to comments.Wife of longtime Yankee Yogi Berra dies at 85
Posted on 03/07/2014 4:29:59 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Carmen Berra, the wife of New York Yankees great Yogi Berra, has died. She was 85.
The Yankees confirmed that she died Thursday night in New Jersey's Essex County. The team didn't say how she died.
The Berras got married in January 1949 and recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.
Yogi Berra, 88, was a 10-time World Series champion with the Yankees as a catcher, had two stints as their manager and now is an unofficial team ambassador, making frequent appearances at games and other events.
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...my condolences to one of my favs, Yogi, and to all of the Berra family.
And Dr. Jobe earlier today.
I just want to thank everyone who made this day necessary.
This really is sad, married in 1949. Condolences to Mr Berra and his family.
I imagine she lived an interesting life. I bet Yogi won’t be far behind. He really looked frail the last time I saw him on the t.v.
"It ain't over 'till it's over."
I guess it's over. So long Yog'.
“”I guess it’s over. So long Yog’.””
It was his wife who died not Yogi!!!!
My lasting memory of Yogi is kind of the opposite. Yogi in 7th game of the '60 World Series watching Bill Mazeroski's home run going over the left field wall at Forbes field. The scoreboard tells the story of the game.
Yep, that's Yogi playing left field for the Yankees. He was not only a pretty good catcher but he could also play a pretty good outfield too and on top of that, he was without question one of the best hitters in history.
I'm sure that that game was one of the big disappointments of his great career, but for a 12 year old Pirate fan like I was then, it's a moment in time I'll never forget -- watching the mighty Yanks go down to the Pirates.
Yogi is hell of a baseball guy who I have the ultimate respect for. I'm sure his wife was a wonderful woman. May she rest in peace and and my prayers are with her and Yogi.
“”my condolences to one of my favs, Yogi, and to all of the Berra family.””
Mine also and blessings to the family....
The lazy and pretentious proudly posture by posting “condolences” on Internet forums, as if the family of the deceased ever read them!
It was his wife. Yogi is still with us.
Yogi didn’t die! His wife died!
Sad to hear this... Many prayers up for Yogi and the rest of the Berra family.
Some just don’t read.......
Yogi Berra: “Stories of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.”
Got others like it?
“Nobody goes there anymore, it’s too crowded.”
Go lay down. you'll feel better tomorrow.
I meant Yogi Berrisms NOT actually said by Yogi Berra!
God bless you in your time of loss, Mr. Berra.
“When you get to a fork in the road, take it.”
When I was about 4 years old my Dad bought me the Yogi Berra Pitch Kit.
Nothing beat a 36" lifelike inflatable Yogi Berra.
...Fun For the Whole Family.
“In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.”
I thought this was Yogi but someone told me Karl Marx. I’m not sure Marx really applied it if did say it...
“I don’t miss nostalgia!” — Yours truly.
“It’s deja vu all over again.”
When a guy loses his wife at that age,it's usually not long before he follows.
I shudder to think what a “Pitch Kit” would be about today.
Harper Valley PTA meet let out early this evening?
RIP. Condolences to Mr. Berra.
His last at bat was an ordeal for the pitcher - he didn't get on but he did have a lot of foul tips and it seemed to have taken enough pitches to handle a regular inning. At least my 12-1/2 year old's memory tells me that is how it went back in '65.
A little more on that with a link to a list of Yogisms;
If you can’t accept a loss you can’t play sports. But Yogi is one of the true gentleman of the sport.
I read Yogi’s autobiography and it explained this. He was giving directions to his house and he lived on a cul-de-sac. The road had a Y intersection that made a loop and he lived on the loop. So when he said to take the fork in the road he meant go left, or go right, either way would take you to his house. Whether this was true or another Yogism of its own I don’t know.
Yogi played in the most world series games ever. 75 in total. I have a feeling that record will be safe for quite a while.
Wow, 75 games. That’s something I never knew.
I misread the header. Yogi, and all, please accept my humble apology.
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