New York Yankees icon and baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra has died, Major League Baseball and his charitable foundation announced early Wednesday. He was 90.
“It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that Yogi Berra passed away Tuesday night,” the Yogi Berra Museum told NBC News.
The New York Yankees and MLB both described him an an “American hero.”
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