Police investigating theft of memorabilia from Yogi Berra Museum

Wednesday October 8th, 2014

Police are investigating a robbery that occurred at the Yogi Berra Museum on the campus of Montclair State University in New Jersey, according to a report from NJ.com

Authorities told NJ.com that memorabilia was stolen from the museum early Wednesday morning. 

The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center opened in 1998 to honor the iconic New York Yankees catcher. The museum houses items of importance from Berra's storied baseball career and life. 

The museum also displayed broken bats used by Stan Musial and Willie Mays, among other baseball relics not directly tied to Berra, NJ.com reports. Currently on display is an exhibit honoring Lou Gehrig's famous "Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth" speech, according to the museum's website

Federal, county and state authorities are investigating the theft, according to the report. 

Berra, who debuted for the Yankees in 1946, played 19 years of Major League Baseball, including 18 in pinstripes. Berra was named an All-Star in 15 consecutive years from 1948-1962, and he won the American League Most Valuable Player award in 1951, 1954 and 1955. 

The catcher appeared in 14 World Series, winning 10 titles. Berra was inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. 

SI 60: Yogi: What did Berra say, when did he say it and what does it all mean?

- Stanley Kay

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