Three-time MVP and Yankee baseball legend Yogi Berra returned to Yankee Stadium on Saturday to celebrate his 87th birthday with the newest incarnation of the team to which he devoted nearly 25 years of his career. In the moments before their game against the Seattle Mariners, the Yanks honored the veteran player.
According to the NY Times, a tribute video played on a screen at center field. Then, Berra’s friend Rod Guidry drove him onto the field in a golf cart. At home plate, he was presented with a birthday cake by Jennifer
Steinbrenner Swindal and Derek Jeter. The crowd sang happy birthday to him.
Fans who came to watch the game on Saturday also received a commemorative Yogi Berra baseball card when they arrived at the ballpark.
One of the most beloved Yankees of all time, Berra won 10 World Series championships
as a player and three as a coach.