According to Yogi Berra, baseball “is ninety percent mental, and the other half is physical.” While Berra might not be a mathematical scholar, he was an extremely charismatic baseball player who was always willing to speak his mind, which is just one reason why he is adored today by fans and collectors alike.

Though Berra liked to say that, “half the lies they tell about me aren’t true,” there is no questioning that Berra has been liberal about signing autographs, and thus they are not particularly valuable. They are, however, staples for collectors of New York Yankees memorabilia. His baseball cards, in contrast, are not as easy to come by.

His wit aside, Berra was also a star on the field. He rarely endured slumps, and if you asked him about a period of poor hitting, he would tell you so: “Slump? I ain’t in no slump… I just ain’t hitting.” Berra won ten World Series championships as a player (plus three more as a coach), went to 18 All-Star games, and won three Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.

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Yogi Deserves the Presidential Medat, August 3rd

With all the devastating news about terrorists, bad politics, and the economy, facing a possible slow down, based on the Chinese and Hong Long Stock markets; it is nice to know that the revered Lawrence Peter “ Yogi” Berra is being considered with the ...Read more

White House on Yogi Berra freedom medal chances: 'It ain't over' | The Auditor, July 31st

Is President Obama going to award Baseball Hall-of-Famer and longtime Montlair resident Yogi Berra the Presidential Medal of Freedom? It sure appears he's pondering that possibility for Berra, the legendary Yankee catcher who later became the only ...Read more

White House responds to petition to award Yogi Berra Medal of Freedom, July 29th

A few weeks ago, we alerted you to an online White House petition seeking the Presidental Medal of Freedom for Hall of Famer Yogi Berra. The petition cited Berra's "military service and civil rights and educational activism" as the reason for the award...Read more

White House Responds to Petition for Yogi Berra Medal of Freedom, July 28th

One noteworthy petition called on the White House to consider awarding New York Yankees great Yogi Berra with the presidential medal of freedom for his military service and civil rights and educational activism. The petition was launched May 9 and ...Read more

The Craig Biggio-Yogi Berra Hall of Fame connection
Newsday, July 24th

COOPERSTOWN. N.Y. - When Craig Biggio made his first official tour of the Hall of Fame as a Hall of Famer in late January, he was in awe of the place. He was amazed as he perused the plaques of all the greats and pleased to know that he will be in the ...Read more

Journal columnist Ed Lucas book signing at Yogi Berra Museum July 29, July 20th

Jersey Journal columnist Ed Lucas will be signing copies of his book, "Seeing Home," at the Yogi Berra Museum on July 29. The museum is on the Montclair State University campus in Little Falls. At the event, which runs from 2 to 3 p.m., Lucas and his...Read more

Yogi Berra returns to Yankee Stadium as 14-year feud with George Steinbrenner ...
New York Daily News, July 18th

(Originally published by the Daily News on Monday, July 19, 1999; written by Filip Bondy). Yogi Berra borrowed Joe Girardi's mitt to catch the first pitch from Don Larsen, then handed the leather back to the Yankee catcher. You may want to attribute...Read more

Where's Yogi On Yankees' Franchise Four?
Baristanet, July 16th

Should the Yankees “Franchise Four” have included Hall of Famer and longtime Montclair resident Yogi Berra instead of Mantle? While Mantle's numbers (Avg: .298; HR: 536; RBI: 1509) are better, Yogi (Avg: 285; HR: 358; RBI: 1430) played a more ...Read more