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George Steinbrenner Realized He Had To Apologize to Yogi Berra

Berra managed the New York Yankees to their fifth consecutive pennant in 1964, which tied the record for most consecutive pennants by a team, but the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Yankees in the World Series.

Yogi was relieved of his managerial duties, and in a bizarre move, Cardinals manager Johnny Keane took over the Yankees' reins.

In 1984, Yogi again became the Yankees manager, and following a third place finish, 17 games behind the World Champion Detroit Tigers, Yogi was among those who wondered about his status.

Mr. George Steinbrenner assured Yogi that he would manage his team the entire 1985 season.

Yogi would not be fired.

"Yogi will be the manager this year. A bad start will not affect Yogi's status."

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