BRONX, N.Y. — On this date in New York Yankees history, Yogi Berra was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
On Jan. 19, 1972, the BBWAA elected quite the trio, enshrining the Yankee catcher, and prolific pitchers Sandy Koufax and Early Wynn.
48 years ago today, the BBWAA elected a powerhouse trio to the Hall of Fame: @dodgers superstar Sandy Koufax, @indians hurler Early Wynn and @yankees legend Yogi Berra. Berra and Koufax are pictured here with Ed Stack, center. https://t.co/0RW4XsE8B5 pic.twitter.com/LffqLbxUaL
— National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum ⚾ (@baseballhall) January 19, 2020
Berra accrued 85.6 percent on his second time on the ballot.
In 19 seasons with the Bronx Bombers, Berra’s career spanned three decades, bridging between Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle. Berra was the ultimate winner, garnering 14 pennants and 10 World Series titles in pinstripes. In addition to being at the center of a dynasty, Berra made 15 consecutive All-Star teams, earned three American League Most Valuable Player Awards and caught Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series.
Berra also managed the Yankees…