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White House responds to petition for Yogi Berra Medal of Freedom -- with Yogiisms

Keeping with its tradition of responding to "We The People" petitions with information and also sometimes humor, The White House borrowed a few famous phrases from Yankees legend Yogi Berra in its answer to the call for Berra to receive a Presidential Medal of Freedom honor.   (Check out the classic response to a petition for the constuction of a Death Star.) After an explanation...
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White House uses Yogisms in response to Medal of Freedom petition

The White House has spoken. And it has used Yogisms. To give a little backstory, Lindsey Berra, granddaughter of New York Yankees legend Yogi Berra, petitioned the White House to give Yogi a Medal of Freedom, the highest award given to a civilian. It amassed an incredible 111,621 signatures. Here's how the White House responded: Not exactly a yes...but not exactly a no either....
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Yogi Berra – The Intangible Talent

Lawrence “Yogi” Berra “When you reach the fork in the road, take it!” When he was in his late teens Lawrence Berra, or Lawdie, as he was called by his friends and family, went to the movies and saw a film with an Indian fakir and a yogi; his friends thought that he was the […]
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Thieves Steal Yogi Berra World Series Rings, MVP Trophies From Museum

Yogi Berra’s 10 World Series rings and three MVP plaques are a reminder of how much he accomplished during his 18-year career with the New York Yankees. Unfortunately, some of this memorabilia is gone. The New York Daily News reports that thieves broke into the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center and stole two of the MVP plaques and five World Series rings in a hit-and-run break...
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Robbers hit Yogi Berra Museum

Police are currently investigating a recent burglary of the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Montclair, New Jersey.  A team of "professional" robbers reportedly broke into the museum and stole several priceless pieces of memorabilia belonging to the Hall of Famer on Tuesday night, according to the New York Daily News. Authorities believe the thieves entered the museum...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets we’ve loved: Yogi Berra

“It ain’t over, till its over” — Yogi Berra Yogi Berra recently celebrated his birthday.  He was born on May 12, 1925. Yogi Berra was an important Met.  He played for them, he coached them and he managed them.   Maybe he didn’t win a World Championship as their manager and maybe the team almost ran itself with the collection of veterans and starting pitching it had...
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

For Sale: Yogi Berra’s New Jersey Home

As the story goes, Yogi Berra was once giving his lifelong friend Joe Garagiola directions and he came up with the immortal quote…“when you come to a fork in the road, take it”. Now, that New Jersey home is for sale. The three-story residence, which the New York Yankee legend called home since 1974, has more than 4500 square feet of living space, six bedrooms, 3½ baths, sits...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankee Greats – Bill Dickey

Larry Noyes New York Yankees Writer A couple articles back, I wrote about a great Yankee catcher, number 8, Yogi Berra. Now let’s look at the other number 8 in Yankees history, who also was a catcher, Bill Dickey. William Malcolm (Bill) Dickey, was born on June 6, 1907, in Bastrop, Louisiana, to John Hardy Dickey and Laura Ann Chapman Dickey. His father was a railroad worker. Bill...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankee Greats – Yogi Berra

Anthony Gruppuso, USA TODAY Sports Larry Noyes New York Yankees Writer This article is about one of the many great catching Yankee greats, Yogi Berra. Interesting enough, he wore the same number as another Yankee great who was a catcher, Bill Dickey, who I’ll write about in a future article. So here we go. ” Number 8, Yogi Berra, Number 8 “. Yogi was born on May 12, 1925 in...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Yogi Berra, the Horse, is a Winner

While Hanna-Barbera has maintained that their popular cartoon character Yogi Bear is not named after the popular New York Yankees catcher..."Yogi Berra" the racehorse clearly is. Matter of fact, the three-year-old colt is actually owned by Jessica Steinbrenner, the daughter of the late Yankees owner, and the man who hired Berra to manage the team back in 1984, George Steinbrenner...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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