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dale berra, 1986 topps #692, yankees

Player: Berra, Dale

Card: 1986 Topps #692

Position: SS/3B

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"Our similarities are different." - Dale Berra, comparing himself to his father

Dale Anthony Berra former Major League Baseball player who primarily played as an infielder from 1977 to 1987. He is the son of Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra. Dale was named after Dale Mitchell, who had made the final out in Don Larsen's perfect game two months earlier, when he took a called third strike that was caught by Yogi.

Dale was a highly sought prospect upon his graduation from Montclair High School in Montclair, New Jersey. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates with the twentieth overall pick in the 1975 Major League Baseball draft.

On December 20, 1984, the Pirates traded Berra, pitcher Alfonso Pulido, and minor-league outfielder Jay Buhner to the New York Yankees for outfielder Steve Kemp, former Pittsburgh shortstop Tim Foli, and cash. Yogi and Dale became the second father-son manager-player combination in major-league baseball history after Connie and Earle Mack of the Philadelphia Athletics.

Dale played more games than any son of a Hall-of-Famer, topping Dick Sisler (853 to 799). His older brother, Larry, played briefly in the New York Mets organization, and his older brother Tim played with the Baltimore Colts in 1974.

(excerpted from Wikipedia, BR Bullpen, and SABR)

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Dale Berra is also part of the Pittsburgh Pirates Players Tour – Go To the Next Stop


Dale is part of the New York Yankee Players Tour – Go To the Next Stop


See Dale’s baseball cards at TCDB


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