LITTLE FALLS, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Several hundred fans of late New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra gathered Sunday in northern New Jersey to pay tribute to him.
The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Little Falls staged a memorial event. Among those attending were Berra’s three sons and granddaughter, who shared stories about him and his life.READ MORE: Mayor De Blasio Facing Pressure To Visit Rikers Island Amid Calls For Reform From Both Republican, Democratic Leaders
Berra was a longtime New Jersey resident. He died Sept. 22 at age 90.READ MORE: Plan In Place To Bring High Line-Style 9-Mile Greenway To N.J.
As part of the memorial, baseball writers also shared stories about the Yankees great, fans were able to try on one of his World Series rings, and the The New Jersey Youth Chorus sang the National Anthem.
Berra’s namesake museum offers children’s educational programs that focus on sportsmanship and social justice along with baseball exhibits and memorabilia.MORE NEWS: New York Preparing For Potential Staffing Disruptions As Vaccine Deadline Approaches For Health Care Workers
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