Yogi Berra suffered a fall, making him miss the 61st Old-Timers Day at Yankee Stadium on Saturday. Berra is bruised, but he’s doing OK while getting rest, his family has said through a statement released by the Yankees. Berra fell near the family’s house in Montclair. The family said Berra is “extremely disappointed he is unable to participate in today’s Old-Timers ceremonies and see so many of his friends. He appreciates the well wishes and hopes to be up and about very soon.” Berra’s fall comes after the deaths over the past week of Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and Bob Sheppard, the team’s famed public address announcer. Berra, a Hall of Fame catcher, was scheduled to join other team members of the 1950s Yankees World Series winners. Berra became world famous during his time playing with the Yankees from 1946-63. He was among 10 World Series winners, a record, and later managed the Yankees.
Photo by Googie Man via Wikimedia Commons. Yogi Berra with Yankees jacket.