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Baseball legend Yogi Berra dies at 90

Sep 23, 2015, 7:26 AM EDT
Hall of Famer Yogi Berra of the New York Yankees stands in the dugout just prior to the start of the Grapefruit League Spring Training Game against the Philadelphia Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field on February 26, 2011 in Tampa, Florida.
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Baseball legend Yogi Berra, whose humorous quotes made him one of America's most beloved sports icons, has died at the age of 90, writes the BBC.

The Yogi Berra Museum announced that the Hall of Fame catcher had died on Tuesday evening.

Berra spent almost all of his 19-year career with the New York Yankees. He was a three-time Most Valuable Player and 13-time World Series champion.

His famous "Yogi-ism" quotes included "it ain't over till it's over". Berra is also said to have inspired the cartoon character Yogi Bear.

The Berra family said in a statement: "While we mourn the loss of our father, grandfather and great-grandfather, we know he is at peace with Mom.

"We celebrate his remarkable life, and are thankful he meant so much to so many. He will truly be missed."