You know Vin Scully—whose broadcasting career overlapped with Yogi Berra’s playing career for an astonishing 16 seasons—has a wealth of Berra stories, but his tribute to Berra on tonight’s broadcast began simply enough: “As long as people talk about the game, whenever they mention the name Yogi Berra, they will smile because he was that kind of a human being.”

Scully went on to explain why Don Mattingly—who was managed by Berra in 1984 and part of 1985—wasn’t wearing his windbreaker tonight.


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