“A great ballplayer and even greater human being.” - Hank Aaron
The iconic Yogi Berra turns 90 years young today, May 12th, 2015. The mlb hall of famer was a fifteen-time All-Star, a three time American League MVP and a ten time World Series champion with the yankees.
We take you back through his legendary career, in pictures
Alex Rodriguez #13 hits his 660th career home run to tie Willie Mays on the all time home run list during a game with Boston Red Sox in the 8th inning at Fenway Park May 1, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (May 1, 2015 - Source: Jim Rogash/Getty Images North America)
Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter and others return to Yankee Stadium to celebrate Bernie Williams night where the Yankees retired Williams’ number in Monument Park before the game against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium on May 24, 2015 in New York City.(May 24, 2015 - Source: Al Bello/Getty Images North America)
For the first time in his major league career, Mickey Mantle hits home runs from both sides of the plate, finishing the game with three homers – two from the left side and one from the right. The switch-hitting slugger drives in all of his team’s runs in the 5–2 victory over Detroit at Yankee Stadium.
Congratulations to Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees who passes Hall of Famer Willie Mays on the All-Time Home Runs list and becomes the sole owner of 4th All-Time. After hitting his 661st home run Thursday May 7th, 2015 against Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman.