Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Berra celebrated his birthday at The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center on the campus of Montclair State University.
Montclair's very own baseball legend, Yogi Berra, celebrated his 88th birthday this weekend. On Sunday, the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center located on the campus of Montclair State University invited members of the 1978 World Series Yankees and other star players for a special autograph signing event. Berra blew out candles on a custom made baseball-themed caked surrounded by family and friends. The celebration continued on Monday with the Yogi Berra Museum Celebrity Golf Classic. Ron Guidry served as this year's co-host for the annual outing. Proceeds from the outing benefit the Museum's outreach and year-round educational programs.
Monday, April 1, 2013
The interactive map below has information on all 29 baseball players from North Jersey who are playing professional baseball in 2013.
"It's like Christmas, except it's warmer." - Pete Rose on baseball's Opening Day It's that time of year again. The day when hope springs eternal for baseball fans across the country and anything seems possible, even for a Mets fan. As Opening Day gets underway Monday, four players with North Jersey ties will suit up and don uniforms for major league teams. Another 20 will start their professional seasons in the minors, with the dream of some day making it to — or in some cases back to — The Show. All four North Jerseyans breaking camp with major league teams in 2013 are pitchers. Frank Herrmann, a 28-year-old Montclair Kimberley Academy grad who has spent parts of three seasons with the Cleveland Indians, will begin 2013 in the Tribe's …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Montclair commemorated baseball legend and resident Yogi Berra by naming a street after him on Saturday.
Montclair memorialized Yankee legend and local resident Yogi Berra this weekend by naming a street after him. On Saturday, the township unveiled Yogi Berra Way, the alternate name for Edgewood Terrace. One of the street signs is located at the fork in the road at Edgewood Terrace and Edgewood Road, which preserves forever one of Berra’s famous adages to his friend Joe Garagiola which he said when giving him directions to his Montclair home: “When you get to the fork in the road, take it.” The other two commemorative street signs were placed at the intersections of Edgewood Terrace and Prospect Avenue, and Edgewood Terrace and Highland Avenue. The Montclair Council voted in November to pay tribute to Berra with the street signs. All …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Bronx Bombers seem to be losing some of their allure as its hometown rival has a great season start.
The New York Yankees are usually the favorites during baseball season and its hometown rival—the Mets—end up being the hopeful stepsister each spring. But this season, it seems the pinstriped champs have lost some of their lustre. With the New York Mets 4-2 record, the team started off with a powerful season after losing free agent National League batting average leader, Jose Reyes. The Yankees have a 4-3 record, but have not shown the pitching prowess that they've invested in. The Mets hit the road this weekend for a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies and the Yankees are playing against Albert Pujols and the Angels at Yankee Stadium. Though the season has a long way to go, it isn't too soon to cast your vote on which will…