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My All-Time Baseball Team

Catcher: Yogi Berra

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1946-1965, primarily for the New York Yankees

.285 lifetime batting average

358 home runs

1,430 runs batted in

Caught Don Larsen’s 1956 World Series perfect game

Played in 14 World Series, winning 10

Clutch hitter who had more home runs than strikeouts in a season five times

Defensively sound and great handler of pitchers

Had perfect fielding record (1.000) in 1958

Coached and managed until the late 1980’s

Known worldwide for his “Yogiisms”

Honorable Mention:

Johnny Bench, Roy Campanella, Ivan Rodriguez, Mickey Cochrane, Bill Dickey