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Posted: September 23, 2015

Baseball icon Yogi Berra dead at 90

By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

NEW YORK —

Baseball icon Yogi Berra has died, The Associated Press reported early Wednesday. He was 90.

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According to the AP, the New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher died of "natural causes" Tuesday in New Jersey. 

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"It is with a profound sense of loss and heartfelt sorrow that the Board of Directors of the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center shares the news that Yogi Berra has passed away," the museum wrote on its Facebook page. "Yogi conducted his life with unwavering integrity, humility and a contagious good humor that elevated him from baseball legend to beloved national icon."

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Berra, who played for the Yankees from 1949-1965, won 10 World Series championships with the team. He was named American League MVP three times.

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But Berra was much more than an athlete; his quotes turned him into a pop-culture icon. Some of the most popular: "It ain't over till it's over," "it's déjà vu all over again" and "I usually take a two-hour nap from 1 to 4."

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Read more about Berra and his career here.

It is with a profound sense of loss and heartfelt sorrow that the Board of Directors of the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning...

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