Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Carmen Berra | Wife of Yankees legend, 85

Carmen Berra, 85, the wife of New York Yankees great Yogi Berra, has died.

The Yankees confirmed that she died Thursday night in New Jersey's Essex County. The team didn't say how she died.

The Berras got married in 1949 and recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

Yogi Berra, 88, was a 10-time World Series champion with the Yankees as a catcher, had two stints as their manager, and now is an unofficial team ambassador, making frequent appearances at games and other events.

Carmen Berra was often seen at events at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center on the campus of Montclair State University. The museum opened in the late 1990s and offers children's educational programs that focus on sportsmanship and social justice in addition to showcasing memorabilia from Yogi Berra's career. - AP

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