Hall of Fame Yankees Catcher Yogi Berra is also famous for another little known bit of knowledge: he didn't graduate high school. Not only that, the catcher, known for his pithy malapropisms, didn't even attend high school; he dropped out of school after the eighth grade. Baseball was Berra's passion and he attracted the attention of the St. Louis Cardinals. However, it was the New York Yankees that ended up signing up the young Berra and sending him to the Minor Leagues to build up his skill. Baseball went on hold for a season while Berra went off to fight in World War II. In fact, he worked as a "gunner's mate" during the D-Day invasion. Afterwards, Berra came back to the Minor Leagues and did so until he was called up towards the latter end of the 1946 baseball season. The rest is history and the stuff that dreams are made of.