Yogi Berra

With help from former teammate Whitey Ford (L), former New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra (C) is introduced during Old Timers' Day at Yankee Stadium on June 22, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yogi Berra Petition Reaches Goal; Presidential Medal Of Freedom Next?

A late rally ensured the petition will cross the desk of Barack Obama — and Berra’s backers hope that one day soon, the president will bestow the honor on the quotable Hall of Famer.

06/09/2015

Hall of famer Yogi Berra sits on the bench before the Yankees’ game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium on April 1, 2008. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Fans Meet Deadline For Yogi Berra Presidential Medal Of Freedom Petition

It was the bottom of the ninth inning, but fans came through with a big hit – getting enough signatures to petition Yogi Berra for a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

06/08/2015

Yogi Berra at Yankee Stadium in 2009 (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Online Petition Calls On White House To Award Yogi Berra Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Yogi Berra’s granddaughter is among those stepping up the effort to get the baseball great a presidential medal of freedom.

06/07/2015

Yogi Berra (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Yogi Berra Nominated For Presidential Medal Of Freedom, Celebrates 90th Birthday

Surrounded by friends and family, Berra still showed off that familiar smile. His museum just received replacements for the stolen World Series rings. It couldn’t have been a better birthday present.

05/12/2015

Yogi Berra at Yankee Stadium in 2009 (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Happy 90th Birthday, Yogi Berra!

On the occasion of Yogi Berra’s 90th birthday, I offer you my favorite Yogi story.

05/12/2015

Yogi Berra signs an autograph before the Yankees play against the Toronto Blue Jays on Feb. 25, 2009 at Dunedin Stadium in Dunedin, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Petition Started To Get Legend Yogi Berra Awarded The Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Some of Yogi Berra’s greatest accomplishments off the field are just now being showcased for the whole country to see.

05/11/2015

Patrick Ewing, center, then of the Orlando Magic, grabs a rebound against the Boston Celtics during a game at TD Waterhouse Centre in Orlando, Florida, in 2001. (Fernando Medina /NBAE/Getty Images)

10 Tri-State Area Franchise Faces Who Looked Awkward In New Places

Here are 10 franchise cornerstones who left their Tri-State Area teams for a last hurrah or two, but just didn’t look right sporting different colors.

12/03/2014

Bruce Springsteen at NJ Hall of Fame ceremony (Credit: Bruce Padula)

James Gandolfini Among Honorees In New Jersey Hall Of Fame Class Of 2014

Six members of the cast of “The Sopranos” were on hand Thursday night as James Gandolfini was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

11/13/2014

Joe DiMaggio (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Ranking The Best Local Athletes In History By Jersey/Uniform Number: 9-1

Here we are, the final stretch. These are the best local athletes in history by jersey number, from 9-1.

11/05/2014

Police investigate a break-in at the Yogi Berra Museum on Montclair State University. (Photo by Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Yankees, Mets Step Up To Plate After Break-In At Yogi Berra Museum

The museum said MLB and both NY clubs would be “donating exact replicas of the items” stolen from the Hall of Famer’s collection on Oct. 7.

10/27/2014

Police investigate a break-in at the Yogi Berra Museum on Montclair State University. (Photo by Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Thieves Walk Off With Memorabilia From Yogi Berra Museum

The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center is missing a number of valuable artifacts following a break-in on Tuesday night, CBS 2 confirms.

10/08/2014

Yankees legend Yogi Berra (credit: Mike McCann/WFAN)

Yankees Legend Yogi Berra, D-Day Vet, Honored On 70th Anniversary

Berra did not speak during the ceremony. But he told the AP afterward that D-Day was “amazing” and “awful,” as he fired at the Nazis from 300 yards offshore.

06/07/2014

Ron Guidry and Yogi Berra (Credit: Ann Liguori/WFAN)

Liguori: National Treasure Yogi Berra Hosts 23rd Annual Charity Golf Tourney

The day was bittersweet, as Carmen Berra was truly missed. The gorgeous day seemed to be a gift from the beloved Carmen, who was married to Yogi for 65 years and passed away on March 6 of this year.

06/04/2014

Former Yankee great Yogi Berra laughs with his wife, Carmen, before the World Series Victory Parade on Nov. 6, 2009 in New York. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Carmen Berra, Wife Of Yankees Legend Yogi, Dead At 85

Carmen Berra suffered a stroke in January and died at Crane’s Mill Assisted Living Facility in West Caldwell, N.J. — near the couple’s home.

03/07/2014

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