Rachel Robinson & JRF on the Passing of Yogi Berra

“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


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

“The Jackie Robinson Foundation on the Passing of Yogi Berra: “The Jackie Robinson Foundation mourns the loss of our dear friend, 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 both JRF-sponsored events and events at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center. Yogi, his belated wife Carmen, and the entire Berra family are in our thoughts at this time.”
The Jackie Robinson Foundation