A Sailor's Story: Seaman Lawrence Peter (Yogi) Berra - WWII - Veteran

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Baseball legend Yogi Berra was born Lorenzo Pietro on May 12, 1925, in St. Louis Missouri.

Served during WWII about the USS Bayfield as a gunners mate before starting his career with the New York Yankees in 1946.

A phenomenal ballplayer, Yogi played 14 world series, 10 world champions and won MVP three times.  He also hit the first pitch home run in a World Series.

Retiring from baseball playing he stayed with the sport by managing the New York Yankees, New York Mets and the Houston Astros.  Yogi Berra was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.

The cartoon character Yogi Bear is named in his honor.  He received the Presidential Medal of Honor in 2015 (posthumously)

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