Sadly this morning the world lost a great man, and one of the best baseball players of all-time Yogi Berra. Shortly after the recently retired Yankee shortstop, Derek Jeter released his statement about how much Yogi meant to him.

"To those who didn’t know Yogi personally, he was one of the greatest baseball players and Yankees of all time. To those lucky ones who did, he was an even better person. To me he was a dear friend and mentor. He will always be remembered for his success on the field, but I believe his finest quality was how he treated everyone with sincerity and kindness. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends."

Yogi's  death was reported by the Yankees and by the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Little Falls, N.J. The Hall Of Famer was 90 years old, before moving to an assisted living facility in nearby West Caldwell, in 2012, Berra had lived for many years in neighboring Montclair.