Rachel Robinson & JRF on the passing of Yogi Berra

September 23, 2015 - Jackie Robinson, News

Pictured (l to r): Leonard S. Coleman, Jr., Bill Russell, Rachel Robinson, Yogi Berra and
Della Britton Baeza at the JRF Golf Classic in Montclair, NJ, 2004

“My family and I very much mourn the passing of Yogi Berra. We of course admired Yogi’s contribution to the game. And Yogi and his beloved Carmen and I enjoyed a lasting relationship — often greeting each other through the years with a humorous exchange of “He was out”/ “He was safe” [related to that first game of the 1955 World Series]. I extend my love and deepest sympathy to Dale, Tim and Larry and their families. Farewell, dear Yogi.”
-Rachel Robinson


“The Jackie Robinson Foundation mourns the loss of Yogi Berra. Yogi and his family have been generous, committed supporters of JRF. We are delighted to have shared many wonderful moments with Yogi at our events and at those for the Yogi Berra Museum. Yogi and the entire Berra family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.”
-The Jackie Robinson Foundation