When New York Yankees legendary catcher Yogi Berra died Tuesday at his home in New Jersey of natural causes at the age of 90, the baseball world lost one of its most recognizable and popular figures ever.

That much was clear on Twitter, as well-known names across sports and entertainment paid their respects to the Hall of Famer.

The Yankees organization, with which Berra won a record 10 World Series championships as a player, offered a classy tip of the hat:

Perhaps outside of his family, those involved with the Yankees knew Berra best, and Jack Curry of YES Network is glad he had the opportunity to interact with him:

Berra was clearly beloved and respected by Yankees players of all generations, which Joel Sherman of the New York Post saw firsthand when he would make visits to training camp:

The Players Tribune shared a portion of Derek Jeter’s tribute to Berra:

Gordon Edes, who covers the rival Boston Red Sox for ESPNBoston.com, paid tribute to the former Yankees great:

Those who have played for the Yankees over the years have gotten to interact with Berra more so than anyone else in the baseball world, but his influence reached far beyond the 27-time world champions.

Former Atlanta Braves and future Hall of Fame third baseman Chipper Jones recognized Berra’s indelible impact on the sport:

The same goes for Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick:

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Shane Victorino was on the other side of the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry for a few years, but he holds Berra in the highest regard as well:

Most who have commented appreciated what he did off the field as much as on it, but ESPN’s Buster Olney still managed to put Berra’s remarkable baseball career in perspective by comparing him to San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey:

Many of Berra’s accomplishments in baseball are unmatched, but he transcended the sport due to his status as a World War II hero as well as the fact that he is among the most quotable figures in American history.

Berra had no shortage of colorful sayings, such as this one from the New York Post:

Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press tweeted out two of his favorite Yogi-isms as well:

As the Associated Press pointed out, Berra never let facts get in the way of a good quote:

Although his lines didn’t always make sense, technically speaking, they made you think and were routinely good for a laugh, such as this one from Bill Hemmer of Fox News:

Berra was an entertainer in many ways, so it should come as no surprise that he left a lasting impression on actor Samuel L. Jackson:

That can also be said for comedian and New Jersey native Artie Lange:

Sen. Chuck Schumer took an opportunity to acknowledge what Berra meant to New York City and the state of New York as a whole:

There are few athletes who break down generational barriers and remain at the forefront long after their playing careers are over, but Berra did.

Nobody received a more raucous ovation during Old-Timers’ Day at Yankee Stadium over the years from fans of all ages.


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