- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Mayor Bill de Blasio has ordered all flags in New York City to fly at half-staff in honor of baseball legend Yogi Berra.

Berra died Tuesday at his home in New Jersey. The Hall of Famer and three-time American League Most Valuable Player was 90.

De Blasio said Wednesday that the order to fly flags at half-staff applies to American flags, the New York state and city flags and the POW-MIA flag.

Flags will be returned to full staff at sunset Thursday.

Berra helped the Yankees reach 14 World Series during his 18 seasons with the team.

But he was known as much for coining “Yogi-isms” as for his baseball prowess.

De Blasio says his favorite has always been: “90 percent of this game is half mental.”

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