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Yogi Berra was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama on Nov. 16, 2015

NY Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said it best when he spoke about the tribute …

“On behalf of the Yankees organization, we congratulate the family of Yogi Berra for his  inclusion among upcoming recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

This honor is a fitting tribute to a man who not only represented the sport of baseball with unequaled dignity and humor, but exemplified the best virtues of our country

through his military service and compassion for others. His life was truly the embodiment of the American Dream “.



We discuss the Award (and much more) with Dave Kaplan / Director of the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center.   click below

YOU CAN OBSERVE A LOT BY WATCHING  … this video clip : January 2016





In June 2015 Lindsay Berra spearheaded an on-line petition for Yogi Berra to be considered for the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In a very small way I did my part ….



IT AINT OVER TILL ITS OVER …. video clip July 2015



In addition to being a WWII Veteran who took part in the D-Day Invasion in 1944, a 3x MVP,  and 10x World Series Champion as a player with the Yankees, Yogi Berra was also a man of great character.

Although Yogi Berra passed away on Sept. 22, 2015 at 90 years old … Yogi’s Sons Larry, Dale, Tim, along with Yogi’s Granddaughter Lindsay,   Director Dave Kaplan, and others at the Yogi Berra Museum and

Learning Center will keep his legacy alive. A legacy that stresses sportsmanship, integrity and inclusion.

Therefore … IT (STILL) AINT OVER !!

” Respect the game, respect others, that’s what I always learned in sports. Treat everyone the same … that’s how it should be ”   – Yogi Berra