As Yogi Berra celebrates his 86th birthday on Thursday, May 12, SABR member Walt Wilson looks back at the 173 shutouts Berra caught as a member of the New York Yankees from 1946-63.
Of Berra’s 1,699 career games at catcher, 173 were shutouts.
Nineteen of Berra’s shutouts, which are not listed below, were with more than one pitcher. All of his shutouts were as a member of the Yankees — he finished his playing career with the Mets in 1965. (Pitchers that had a game started but no shutouts with Berra are not shown.)
(This article first appeared in the Baseball Records Committee’s June 2010 newsletter.)