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Yogi Berra to miss Old-Timer's Day after minor fall at home

Jul 17, 2010, 1:01 PM EDT

Unfortunate news to pass along, as Hall of Famer and franchise icon Yogi Berra will miss this afternoon’s Old-Timer’s day at Yankee Stadium as the result of injuries sustained during a minor fall at his home in Montclair, N.J. on Friday evening, reports Wallace Matthews of

According to Dave Kaplan, director of the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, the 85-year-old Berra tripped on his front steps and was taken to the hospital. While he didn’t suffer any broken bones, “his nose is pretty banged up,” according to Kaplan.

“He’s very disappointed as you can imagine,” said Kaplan. “He looks
forward to this day. And he’s sorry he can’t be there.”

Old-Timer’s Day has extra meaning this year, but the Yankees also plan to honor the 60th anniversary of the 1950 World Championship team, of which Berra was a part. According to Matthews, Berra’s family is putting together a statement to be read during this afternoon’s ceremony. Get well soon, Yogi.

  1. Al - Jul 17, 2010 at 1:43 PM

    Get well soon Yogi, you will be sorely missed! We love you.

  2. Old Gator - Jul 17, 2010 at 1:49 PM

    Oh no! Not the nose!
    Get well quick, Yogi. And I’ll just echo Al – we all really do love you. You’re one of a kind.

  3. Chipmaker - Jul 17, 2010 at 10:11 PM

    They always happen in threes, don’t they? Sheppard, Stein, and now Yogi’s schnozz.

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