Yogi Berra’s Values Shape Museum’s Mission

Jun 01, 2015 1107

By George Blecher

May 12 marked Yogi Berra Day in New York and New Jersey, and except for the Drums of Thunder, a drum corps of fourth and fifth graders from Hillside Elementary School in Montclair, it was a quiet, tender affair — part photo opportunity, part nostalgia.

Yogi Berra. the New York Yankees' Hall of Fame catcher of the 1940s, '50s and '60s, and a resident of Montclair for 55 years (he now lives in an assisted care facility outside of town), was turning 90. Frail but alert and smiling, he sat through the speeches placidly, surrounded by old friends, media representatives and his family. They were gathered at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center on the Montclair State University campus in Little Falls to reminisce and help blow out the candles on a two-tier birthday cake.

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Source: http://www.nytimes.com/

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