RIP, Yogi Berra

Yogi Berra passed away 48 hours ago.

He came from an era where baseball was about the game and the fans. It was not about multi-million dollar contracts, super model and Hollywood girlfriends and the McMansions. It was about the purity of the game, the enjoyment of the fans and the honest hard work and talent that it takes to get to the major leagues.

Born to immigrant Italian parents, Yogi knew of hard work and persistence. Like many of his generation, he served in World War II. He was married to his late wife Carmen from 1949 until her death last year, he leaves behind 3 children, several grandchildren and one great grandchild.

He represented honesty, integrity, hard work, humility and simplicity. Beyond his legend as a baseball player, he was a husband, a father, a grandfather, a great-grandfather, a gentleman and a human being.

RIP, sir. While your physical presence may be gone, your spirit and your legacy will live on.

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