Did you know that no other Major League Baseball (MLB) catcher has been named to as many all-star teams as the legendary Yogi Berra? Or that he racked up an impressive 358 home runs, 1,430 runs batted in, and three American League Most Valuable Player awards? How about his standing record for having more MLB World Series rings than any other player in the history of baseball? Or that Berra earned a Purple Heart, Distinguished Unit Citation, two battle stars, and a European Theatre of Operations ribbon for his service during one of World War II’s bloodiest battles, D-Day?
If any of this comes as a surprise to you, you’re not alone. More people seem to be familiar with the phrase “It ain’t over till it’s over” than they are with the man who made the words famous. Why? Because in addition to his skills as a legendary athlete and baseball manager, Berra possessed one other important quality: he was a master at being memorable.