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On this date in Yankees history: Yogi Berra elected to the Hall

BRONX, N.Y. — On this date in New York Yankees history, Yogi Berra was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

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On Jan. 19, 1972, the BBWAA elected quite the trio, enshrining the Yankee catcher, and prolific pitchers Sandy Koufax and Early Wynn.

Berra accrued 85.6 percent on his second time on the ballot.

In 19 seasons with the Bronx Bombers, Berra’s career spanned three decades, bridging between Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle. Berra was the ultimate winner, garnering 14 pennants and 10 World Series titles in pinstripes. In addition to being at the center of a dynasty, Berra made 15 consecutive All-Star teams, earned three American League Most Valuable Player Awards and caught Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series.

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Berra also managed the Yankees to a pennant in 1964 and guided the New York Mets to the 1973 NL flag.

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A whole second generation of fans knows Berra for his wit, humor and memorable quotes.