"Yogi sent me a telegram when I hit a HR to pass him: 'I knew my record would stand until it was broken.' "
Johnny Bench, Hall of Fame catcher
"Though slight in stature, he was a giant in the most significant of ways through his service to his country, compassion for others and genuine enthusiasm for the game he loved. He has always been a role model and hero that America could look up to."
Hal Steinbrenner, New York Yankees owner
"Yogi Berra was an American original — a Hall of Famer and humble veteran; prolific jokester and jovial prophet. He epitomized what it meant to be a sportsman and a citizen, with a big heart, competitive spirit,...