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$5 Million

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Yogi Berra Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Lawrence Pietro “Yogi” Berra was born on the 12th May 1925, in St. Louis, Missouri USA, and died on the 22nd September 2015 in West Caldwell, New Jersey. He was best known for being not only a professional baseball player who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees, but was also a coach and manager. He was considered to be one of the best baseball catchers, as he won thrice the American League Most Valuable Player Award.

Have you ever wondered how rich was Yogi Berra? According to authoritative sources, it was estimated that the overall amount of Yogi Berra’s net worth was over $5 million, with the main sum of this fortune coming from his career in the sports industry as a professional baseball player, coach and manager. Another source came from appearing in a documentary movie.

Yogi Berra Net Worth $5 Million

Yogi Berra was raised with four siblings in the Italian area “The Hill” of St. Louis by Pietro Berra and Paolina Longoni, who were Italian immigrants. He went to South Side Catholic High School (now St. Mary’s High School) together with Joe Garagiola, a baseball player. Yogi didn’t finish school, as he left after the eighth grade and worked in a coal yard, to support the family. Soon he started learning how to play baseball in the positions of catcher, and infield as well. In no time, thanks to his skills, Yogi became a player in local American Legion teams, where he continued to develop his baseball skills, but also earned the nickname Yogi, as he resembled a Hindu yogi, according to his friend and teammate Jack Maguire.

Berra`s professional career began in 1946, after he returned from the World War II, where he served as a gunner`s mate on the USS Bayfield, playing in the Minor league for the Newark Bears. However, thanks to his great performance, he was called up by the New York Yankees the following season, and stayed with the team, until 1963, when he switched to work as a manager for the team, but in 1965 returned to baseball as a player, but this time he played for the New York Mets, where he finished his playing career.

During his time with the Yankees, Berra was 10 times World Series Champion, in 1947, five times consecutively from 1949 until 1953, and in the 1956, 1958, 1961 and the last one in 1962. Furthermore, Berra was named into the All Star team 18 times, consecutively from 1948 until 1962, considering that two all-star game were played from 1959 until 1962.

After retirement, Berra first started to work as a manager of the New York Yankees, but the following year he became the coach of the New York Mets, and stayed with the team until 1971. During that time, Berra won his first World Series Champion title as a coach in 1969. Berra then became the manager of the team until 1975, when he decided again to switch jersey, and rejoin the New York Yankees as coach. Berra won two more World Series Champion titles with the Yankees as a coach, making it his 13th in total. Before he left baseball for good, Berra served as manager of the Yankees, and was a coach of the Houston Astros from 1986 until 1989, which further increased his overall net worth.

Regarding Yogi Berra’s personal life, he married Carmen in January of 1949, with whom he had three children. Their residence was in Montclair, New Jersey, where he passed away at the age of 90 from complications caused by a stroke. Yogi was recognized as a big supporter of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF). He was a recipient of an honorary degree from Montclair State University, which opened the Yogi Berra Museum.

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More about Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra:

  • Filmography
  • Awards
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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Closers2010TV MovieGuest
The Great 8s2009TV MovieGuest
Yogi and a Movie2005TV SeriesTalent
Arli$$2002TV SeriesYogi Berra
Bryant Gumbel/Walt Disney World Celebrity Golf Tournament1999TV Movie
The Phil Silvers Show1957TV SeriesYogi Berra

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
61*2001TV Movie consultant

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
That Touch of Mink1962our special thanks to: and to those New York Yankees

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Henry & Me2014Himself (voice)
Charlie Rose1998-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
All-Star Dealers2012TV SeriesHimself
Boys in the Hall2011TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2001-2011TV SeriesHimself - At Yankees Spring Training / Himself
Prime 92009-2011TV SeriesHimself
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHimself
Yankeeography2009TV SeriesHimself
Ace of Cakes2009TV SeriesHimself
2008 MLB All-Star Game2008TV SpecialHimself - Pre-Game Hall of Fame Ceremony / Ceremonial First Pitch
Pride Against Prejudice: The Larry Doby Story2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
War Stories with Oliver North2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Toots2006DocumentaryHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2005-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHimself
Mantle2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
This Week in Baseball2005TV SeriesHimself
CenterStage2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Catching Up!2004TV SpecialGuest
The Tim McCarver Show2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
100 Years of the World Series2003Video documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Greatest Summer of My Life: Billy Crystal and the Making of '61*'2001TV Special documentaryHimself
60 Minutes2001TV Series documentaryHimself - Former Baseball Player (segment "The Rocket")
Joe DiMaggio: The Final Chapter2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
60 Minutes Wednesday1999TV Series documentaryHimself - Former New York Yankees Manager (segment "Yankees: The Boss")
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1998TV SeriesHimself
Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream1995DocumentaryHimself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America1989TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1989TV SeriesHimself
New York Yankees (The Movie)1987DocumentaryHimself
Greats of the Game1985TV SeriesGuest
Saturday Night Live1984TV SeriesHimself
1982 MLB All-Star Game1982TV SpecialHimself - AL Honorary Captain
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Joe Garagiola1976TV SpecialHimself
Greatest Sports Legends1976TV SeriesHimself
1974 MLB All-Star Game1974TV SpecialHimself - NL Manager
1973 World Series1973TV Mini-SeriesHimself - New York Mets Manager
1973 National League Championship Series1973TV SeriesHimself - New York Mets Manager
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1964-1968TV SeriesHimself - Guest
1964 World Series1964TV Mini-SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Manager
The Ed Sullivan Show1951-1964TV SeriesHimself
What's My Line?1951-1964TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest
1963 World Series1963TV Mini-SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Pinch Hitter
1962 World Series1962TV SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Pinch Hitter / Himself - New York Yankees Catcher
That Touch of Mink1962Himself (uncredited)
1961 World Series1961TV Mini-SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Left Fielder
1960 World Series1960TV Mini-SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Left Fielder / Himself - New York Yankees Catcher / Himself - New York Yankees Pinch Hitter / ...
Candid Camera1960TV SeriesHimself
1958 World Series1958TV Mini-SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Catcher
1958 MLB All-Star Game1958TV SpecialHimself - AL Catcher
1957 World Series1957TV Mini-SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Catcher
1957 MLB All-Star Game1957TV SpecialHimself - AL Catcher
1956 World Series1956TV SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Catcher
1956 MLB All-Star Game1956TV SpecialHimself - AL Catcher
1955 World Series1955TV Mini-SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Catcher
The Colgate Comedy Hour1955TV SeriesHimself - Baseball Player
1955 MLB All-Star Game1955TV SpecialHimself - AL Catcher
1954 MLB All-Star Game1954TV SpecialHimself - AL Catcher
1953 World Series1953TV Mini-SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Catcher
The Jackie Gleason Show1953TV SeriesHimself
1953 MLB All-Star Game1953TV SpecialHimself - AL Catcher
1952 World Series1952TV Mini-SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Catcher
The Name's the Same1952TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
1952 MLB All-Star Game1952TV SpecialHimself - AL Catcher
All Star Summer Revue1952TV SeriesHimself - Baseball Player
1951 World Series1951TV Mini-SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Catcher
1951 MLB All-Star Game1951TV SpecialHimself - AL Catcher
Texaco Star Theatre1951TV SeriesHimself - Baseball Player
1950 World Series1950TV Mini-SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Catcher
1950 MLB All-Star Game1950TV SpecialHimself - AL Catcher
1949 World Series1949TV SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Catcher
1949 MLB All-Star Game1949TV SpecialHimself - AL Catcher
1947 World Series1947TV Mini-SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Catcher / Himself - New York Yankees Right Fielder / Himself - New York Yankees Pinch Hitter / ...

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
MLB Network Presents2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Media Buzz2015TV SeriesHimself
Conan2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Mike & Mike2015TV SeriesHimself - Baseball Hall of Famer
Prime 92009-2011TV SeriesHimself
A Hall for Heroes: The Inaugural Hall of Fame Induction of 19392010TV Movie documentaryHimself
DHL Presents Major League Baseball Hometown Heroes2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
1955, Seven Days of Fall2005DocumentaryHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2005TV Series documentaryHimself
60 Minutes2001TV Series documentaryHimself - Former Baseball Player (segment "The Rocket")
Charlie Rose1999TV SeriesHimself
PBS NewsHour1999TV SeriesHimself
When It Was a Game1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Damn Yankees!1958Himself, New York Yankee (uncredited)

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#Fact
1Special Advisor to the New York Yankees
2His granddaughter, Lindsay Berra, is a senior writer for ESPN the Magazine.
3He was inducted in the 2007 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services to sports.
4Made major league debut on 22 September 1946.
5Inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame in 1992.
6The Yogi Berra Stadium is located in Little Falls New Jersey on the Montclair State University campus, named in his honor as a longtime resident of nearby Montclair, New Jersey.
7He is an inaugural nominee for the 2007 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services and contributions to sports.
8Filed a $10 million suit in Manhattan State Supreme Court against TBS for use of his name in an advertisement for Sex and the City (1998). The ad, which has appeared on New York City buses and in subways, gives possible definitions of "yogasm" as: (a) a type of yo-yo trick, (b) sex with Yogi Berra and (c) what Samantha has with a guy from yoga class. Berra claims that his name and reputation has been tainted (27 January 2005).
9Named to the Major League Baseball's American League All-Star team for fifteen consecutive years (1948-1962).
10Played for the Major League Baseball's New York Yankees from 1946 to 1963 and the New York Mets in 1965.
11Participated in the Normandy invasion as a gunner's mate on D-Day.
12Played in four games as a Met in 1965; retired after being struck out three times on fastballs by Tony Cloninger.
13Was upset over the way he was fired as manager of the Yankees in 1985; vowed he would have nothing to do with them as long as George M. Steinbrenner III was the owner. Has since reconciled with Steinbrenner.
14Used to have a one minute move critic show on national television.
15One of a handful of managers to win pennants in both American and National Leagues (1964 Yankees, 1973 Mets).
16Managed the Yankees in 1964, the Mets from 1972 to 1975, and the Yankees again in 1984 and 1985
17Coached the Yankees in 1963, the Mets from 1965 to 1972, the Yankees again from 1976 to 1983, and the Astros from 1986 to 1989.
18Made cameo appearance on General Hospital (1963) as Dr. Lawrence P. Berra.
19Has been the spokesman for Yoo-Hoo beverages.
20Is of Italian descent.
21His number 8 was retired by the Yankees in 1972.
22His son Tim Berra played for the New York Jets.
23His son Dale Berra played shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees, and Houston Astros from 1977 to 1987.
24The cartoon character Yogi Bear is named after him.
25Grew up with Joe Garagiola. Won three American League Most Valuable Player awards (1951, 1954 & 1955). Selected to baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. Managed both New York Yankees and Mets to World Series appearances.
26Born at 2:00am-CDT
27As of 1997, played in more World Series game than any other player (75). Also holds records for most World Series at-bats (259), hits (71) and doubles (10). He never hit a triple in any World Series.

#Quote
1Speaking about 1973 New York Mets' miracle finish: People thought we were dead.
2(When asked by a teammate why he endorsed a product that he hardly ever used) Because they paid me in cash, which is almost as good as money. (a line that was used years later in a commercial he did for AFLAC Insurance Co.).
3We grew up founding our dreams on the infinite promise of American advertising.
4Never answer an anonymous letter.
5If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be.
6(On why New York lost the 1960 World Series to Pittsburgh): We made too many wrong mistakes.
7Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too.
8You can't compare me to my father. Our similarities are different.
9So I'm ugly. I never saw anyone hit with his face.
10He hits from both sides of the plate. He's amphibious.
11In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.
12I knew I was going to take the wrong train, so I left early.
13How long have you known me, Jack? And you still don't know how to spell my name. - Upon receiving a check from Jack Buck made out to "bearer.
14I don't know (if they were men or women fans running naked across the field). They had bags over their heads.
15You should always go to other people's funerals, otherwise, they won't come to yours.
16I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.
17God Bless this wonderful game they call baseball.
18The future ain't what it used to be.
19Slump? I ain't in no slump. I'm just not hitting.
20What the hell is wrong with him now? (when told by his wife that she's taken one of their sons to see the movie Dr. Zhivago)
21Pair up by threes.
22I want to thank everybody for making this night necessary.
23I never said half the things I said.
24You can observe a lot by watching.
25Why buy good luggage? You only use it when you travel.
26It's deja vu all over again.
27It's so crowded nobody goes there anymore.
28It gets late early out here.
29It ain't over 'til it's over.
30I usually take a two-hour nap, from one o'clock to four.
31Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical.
32A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore.

#Trademark
1His malaprops and "Yogi-isms"


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