Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Happy 90th, Yogi!

Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra turns 90 today. Unfortunately, he hasn't been seen around Yankee Land much these days. I imagine it's getting pretty tough for him to move around these days.

About nine years ago, I had the good fortune of holding Yogi's hand for an uncomfortably long time. You see, I was at a function where he was attending. When I shook his hand, someone else started to talking to him. And Yogi didn't let go of my hand. He just kept talking to the other person while holding on to me. It was pretty funny.

I've been fortunate enough to add a Yogi TTM autograph to my collection, as well as a few nice vintage cards. However, this is likely my favorite. It was a Listia win that was well worth the credits!


  1. what a great memory! Yogi is my fave Yankee. So full of personality, it's no wonder he's celebrating 90 today!

  2. Great story! I would do an awful lot to get to meet Yogi, but I don't think it will be happening at any point in the future, unfortunately. Happy Birthday to one of the greatest men that has ever come across this game!

  3. Yogi Berra is Luis Torrens before Luis Torrens was Luis Torrens.