Yogi Berra lived a long and wonderful life. How many other people get to win 10 World Series championships and inspire a beloved cartoon character. “Hey Boo Boo, what do you think of that Johnny Bench on the Reds?” Yogi’s animated alter ego might have asked.
Yogi provides the answer himself with a telegram (below) he sent to fellow Hall of Famer Johnny Bench after Bench broke Berra’s home run record for catchers. Yogi tells as much about himself in these few short lines as anyone could need to know about a man who always acted with class — and had a literary style all his own. “I always thought the record would stand until it was broken,” he writes. Right again. RIP, Yogi Berra. Thanks for sharing, Johnny Bench.
— Johnny Bench (@Johnny_Bench5) September 23, 2015