"While we mourn the loss of our father, grandfather and great-grandfather, we know he is at peace with Mom," Berra's family said in a statement released by the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center. "We celebrate his remarkable life, and are thankful he meant so much to so many. He will truly be missed."
Berra joined the Mets as a player-coach in 1965 after being fired by the Yankees. In 1973, he managed the Mets to a National League pennant, during which he coined the phrase, "It ain't over 'til it's over." He was also the organization's first base coach during 1969, when they defeated the Orioles for their first World Championship.
"Yogi Berra was a baseball legend who played a key part in our history," the Mets said in a statement Wednesday morning. "He was kind, compassionate and always found a way to make people laugh. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family."
Berra reached 14 World Series during his 18 seasons with the Yankees. He was a three-time American League Most Valuable Player and 15-time All-Star. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1972.