Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center
Montclair State University • 8 Quarry Rd. • Little Falls, NJ 07424
(973) 655-2377 phone • (973) 655-6894 fax
www.yogiberramuseum.org • firstname.lastname@example.org email
The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center strives to educate and inspire all people, especially children, with culturally diverse, inclusive sports-based educational programming. The Museum’s programs foster literacy, as well as a better understanding of social justice, mathematical and scientific principles and the history and contemporary role of sports in our society. The museum houses permanent and rotating exhibits about baseball and Yankee history as well as Yogi Berra's storied career.
Quite possibly the most beloved athlete of our time, Yogi Berra’s kindness, humility and good humor remain the stuff of legend. He went from a barefoot sandlotter to one of the greatest catchers and clutch hitters in the history of baseball. Berra anchored the New York Yankees' dynasty from the late 1940s to early '60s, becoming a 15-time All-Star, winner of 10 world championships (the most in baseball history) and 3-time Most Valuable Player (also the most in baseball history). He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1972 and is a member of Major League Baseball's All-Century Team. As a manager with both New York teams, he became the first man in over 40 years to win pennants in different leagues (Yankees in 1964, Mets in 1973).
Not only a baseball legend, but an American folk hero, Yogi Berra is quoted more than most poets. His one-of-a-kind observations have made him a major contributor to the national repository of wisdom ("It ain't over 'til it's over" and "When you come to a fork in the road, take it."). No other sports figure has as many entries in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations. Yogi Berra is also renowned for his selflessness, giving generously of his time for countless youth organizations and charitable causes, including his own annual golf tournament in Montclair, NJ, which has raised over $1 million for special needs scouts.