NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Yogi Berra was reunited with a piece of baseball history on Wednesday when a collector presented him with a game-worn jersey.
Big deal, you say?
It’s not just any jersey, but the one Berra wore when he jumped into Don Larsen’s arms at the end of the pitcher’s 1956 World Series perfect game.
Memorabilia collector Richard Angrist paid $600,000 for the uniform a year ago.
“It’s just a thrill knowing that I can give something back to the fans and to Yogi,” Angrist said, according to the New York Daily News. “I think by sharing this with the fans, they can appreciate a memento from the greatest moment in Yankee history.”
The Yankees uniform will be displayed at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center on the Montclair State campus in Little Falls until March 30.
Berra, who turned 86 in May, told The Bergen Record he’s “glad” Angrist is letting the museum display it.
The museum is set to reopen Sunday after a $3.2 million renovation.
“When they told me they wanted to build me a museum I said, ‘I thought you were supposed to be dead before they do that,'” Berra, in classic Yogi fashion, told the Daily News. “They fixed it up very nicely.”
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