Rep. Bill Pascrell: Yogi Berra should be awarded Presidential Medal

May 14, 2015 403

by Herb Jackson

President Obama should award a Presidential Medal of Freedom to former Yankees catcher Yogi Berra, who is turning 90 years old, Rep. Bill Pascrell said Tuesday.

In a letter to Obama, Pascrell recounted Berra's background as the son of Italian immigrants and touted his service in the military, record as a most valuable player and 15-time all-star for the Yankees, and current service "as an ambassador for Athlete Ally, where he champions LGBT rights in sports."

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Source: http://www.northjersey.com/

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