MLB donates replicas to Yogi Berra Museum.
Information regarding the break-in at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Montclair has finally been released, including what the museum plans to do to replace the missing relics.
According to a statement by the museum, the Mets, Yankees and Major League Baseball will be “donating exact replicas of the items” which were stolen, including Berra’s World Series rings and two of his MVP plaques.
The full statement said: “On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, we are pleased to announce that Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig and Major League Baseball, the New York Yankees and the New York Mets are graciously donating exact replicas of the items recently taken from the museum.”
The museum also stated that the donors will be bringing new items to the existing collection, “ensuring that the museum will be an even better place for fans to visit in honor of Yogi’s legacy.”
Prior to this statement, the museum also announced that a reward for information leading to arrest was up to $15,000.
The museum and the Board of Trustees are extremely grateful to the community and to the donors, and they gave their “heartfelt thanks… to Commissioner Selig and Major League Baseball, the Yankees and the Mets for their generosity, as well as to all of the fans and friends of the museum for their concern and support during this difficult time.”
The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center is located on the campus of Montclair State next to the Jackals Stadium, near the new Heights residence halls on the far end of campus. The museum is still missing various relics, but the exhibit is open, including a special section on Lou Gehrig.
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