A mini biography of the New York Yankee great..
The Hall of Fame catcher was a World War II veteran. So even without his incredible baseball career his passing would be worth a moment to reflect on.
He was involved in 21 World Series as a player, coach or manager during his career and wound up on the winning side 13 times. In addition to being inducted into the Hall of Fame he was also selected for the All-Century team in 1999.
Celebration of his 90th birthday earlier this year..
His jersey number retired by the New York Yankees. He was a three time American League MVP and an All-Star selection 18 times.
His wit will be missed, gratitude for his military services always extended, and his place in baseball history unmatched. I hope he rests in peace and I am glad he enjoyed a long life.