1. I grew up in the New York metropolitan area. I am not old enough to have seen him play, but Yogi was always making appearances here and there, especially at golf courses. I remember him as a pitchman for Yoo Hoo chocolate drink.
2. I have an Uncle Lou (every Italian kid growing up as an "Uncle Lou") who idolized Yogi. He had a lot of influence on me as a kid.
3. My earliest baseball memories center around the 1973 Mets, coached by Berra. This was a great team. They beat Cincinnati to win the National League pennant and then lost to Oakland in the World Series. They got ripped off on this call: