Yankees’ Yogi Berra Released From Hospital After Fall

NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — The Yankees say Yogi Berra has been released from a hospital after tripping and falling in the clubhouse before a spring training game.

The 85-year-old Hall of Famer was taken by ambulance to the hospital as a precaution around noon Thursday. The Yankees say he was released about 4 p.m.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said the 85-year-old former catcher caught one of his sneakers on the carpet in the clubhouse Thursday and fell on his backside.

“Yogi Berra tripped in clubhouse, fell backward,” WFAN’s Sweeny Murti tweeted on Thursday. “He’s ok but taken to hospital as precaution. Another scare, thankfully ok.”

Yankees manager Joe Girardi, Cashman and executive Gene Michael were present as Berra left the Phillies’ spring training home, where the Yankees were to play Philadelphia.

Paramedics in the clubhouse tended to Berra, a former catching great who is an instructor at spring training. Cashman said Berra was in “good spirits” and did not want to go to the hospital. The general manager added that Berra spoke to his wife, Carmen, before leaving.

“We’re going to make sure it’s going to be fine and is fine,” Cashman said.

The Yankees clubhouse and the nearby area were closed off just before 11:30 a.m. by Yankees’ security officials. About 25 minutes later, Berra was placed into a Sunstar ambulance, which left the ballpark a short while later.

Berra has been active with the Yankees in Tampa, serving as a spring training instructor for the club.

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  • Karla J. Wilson

    Yogi you’re an inspiration to all!! Please take care of yourself!!

  • Andrew

    There is no you can keep a good man down. Keep on sluggin. Loved your book.

  • Roland Gani

    A Yankee Fan even when I lived in Egypt. I saw you the first time in 1956 when I came to this wonderful Country. You are the greatest My Friend. Get well and God Bless You for many years to come.

  • Carrino

    Hey Yogi, you’re a legend; you’re allowed to fall. Just get up & start over. We love ya’

  • Rich F

    Yogi – hope all is well – if you are a little sore, just take some advil!

  • Terry

    Hey tough guy,hope you are back tomorrow.

  • LOU


    • buddy

      was the carpet upside down or down side up? LOVE U YOGI

  • RV

    Yogi sorry to hear about your fall. Everything will be okay. Play Ball!!!!

  • Toni

    Glad to hear you will be fine. You will be in my prayers.


  • amarige

    As my mother would say- “watch where are walking: Take care Yogi, feel better. You are a legend and we need you. God Bless

  • argyle

    even those of us who hate the yankees still love YOGI !!!!

  • Lucio Clerico

    yogi your the best, brooklyn luvs you

  • kathy

    Get well soon

  • marty

    get well yogi spring training is for getting the footwork right

  • cindy

    I broke my leg on the ice this winter, so I am so happy Yogi is going to be okay. The guys need all the advise and help Yogi can offer them…so I hope he is back at the field tomorrow!! Take care of youself Yogi…the guys need you!!!

  • Pete Spaz

    Feel better Yogi!!!! Be Careful!!!

  • Greg Phillips

    From a Phillies fan, I hope the Great, Yogi Berra, is ok and recovers quickly! Get better fast, Yogi!!!

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