New York Yankees legend Yogi Berra passed away Tuesday at age 90. Yogi played 18 seasons with the Yankees from 1946-1963 and then a handful of games with the Mets in 1965. The Hall of Famer accrued 63.7 fWAR and a .285/.348/.482 slash line. Berra stayed in baseball as either a coach or a manager for most of his post-playing career until 1989 with the Yankees, Mets and Astros. He was an 18-time All-Star, 13-time World Series winner (10 as a player, three as a coach) and three-time MVP winner.
Al Kaline, who played against Berra's Yankees for the first 11 years of his career, reminisces about Berra, "He used to call me, 'Hey, Alvin. How you doing?' He always wanted me and my wife to sit with Carmen and him when we got there up in Cooperstown to have dinner the first night," writes George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press. Kaline also recounts the 1955 MVP, in which Berra finished first and Kaline second, citing that Berra told him he had plenty of time to win one as he was young. Unfortunately, he never did.
There were plenty of condolences across the Twitterverse as Sports Illustrated complied many of them.
Yogi's famous Yogi-isms: They didn't all come from Berra himself - CBSSports.com, David Brown
Yogi Berra didn't say some of the things that he said.
Analysis: Daniel Norris pitching well enough to be considered frontrunner for rotation spot in 2016 - MLive.com, Chris Iott
Norris has pitched 8 2/3 innings with one hit, one run, no walks and eight strikeouts in two starts since his return from the disabled list. With the way he's pitching, the Tigers only need two starters in the off-season instead of three.
Victor Martinez's 200th HR adds joy to frustrating season - Detroit News, Chris McCosky
V-Mart is only batting .242/.299/.364 this year, but 200 home runs is a major milestone.
Hardy, Wilson learn to survive, thrive during season - Detroit News, Chris McCosky
Wilson and Hardy have thrown a lot of innings this year and Ausmus will pick his spots to use them in the last couple weeks of the season.
Detroit Tigers teammates support Bruce Rondon discipline, would welcome him back - ESPN, Katie Strang
The Tigers sent Rondon home due to "effort level" and many of the Tiger players agree that it was the right decision.
Kansas City's pitching staff suddenly a Royal concern for October - FOX Sports, Dave Cameron
The Royals pitching staff hasn't performed well in September, especially deadline acquisition Johnny Cueto.
Jeff Samardzija shows something to the open market - South Side Sox, Jim Margalus
Samardzija pitched good against Detroit which means they'll probably target him for one of the open rotation spots for next year.
2015 MLB Draft: Compensation Round A Hitters review and results - Minor League Ball, John Sickels
Christin Stewart, the outfielder the Tigers drafted as compensation for losing Max Scherzer, performed very well in his first year in pro ball, hitting .285/.372/.508 with 10 home runs.