Berra, a catcher, was a master tactician who threw dirt on batters' shoes and needled players with his witt from behind the plate. He appeared in 21 World Series, and still holds the record for games played.
Two of those Series -- in 1957 and 58 -- came against the Milawukee Braves and slugger Hank Aaron. In '57, the Braves beat the Yankees for the world championship in a seven-game duel that would mark the first of four post-season meetings (1957, '58, '96 and '99) between the clubs. In Allen Barra's 2009 book, "Yogi Berra: Eternal Yankee," he tells the story of an on-plate encounter between Berra and Aaron during that '57 series that would become part of baseball lore: