When You Get to the Fork in the Road, Take Yogi Berra Way

Montclair commemorated baseball legend and resident Yogi Berra by naming a street after him on Saturday.

Montclair memorialized Yankee legend and local resident Yogi Berra this weekend by naming a street after him. 

On Saturday, the township unveiled Yogi Berra Way, the alternate name for Edgewood Terrace. 

One of the street signs is located at the fork in the road at Edgewood Terrace and Edgewood Road, which preserves forever one of Berra’s famous adages to his friend Joe Garagiola which he said when giving him directions to his Montclair home: “When you get to the fork in the road, take it.”  

The other two commemorative street signs were placed at the intersections of Edgewood Terrace and Prospect Avenue, and Edgewood Terrace and Highland Avenue. 

The Montclair Council voted in November to pay tribute to Berra with the street signs. 

All three signs bare the New York Yankees' traditional blue pinstripes on a white background. Berra played 19 seasons in the Major Leagues between 1946 and 1965, nearly all of which were with the Yankees. 

Regarded as one of the greatest catchers in baseball history, Berra appeared in 21 World Series as a player, coach and manager, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. 

MikeM January 15, 2013 at 03:13 PM
"I never play a game without my man."--Casey Stengel (referring to Yogi on the success of the Yankees during that era)
Teresa Akersten January 15, 2013 at 04:59 PM
What a wonderful tribute to Yogi!
Martin Golan January 15, 2013 at 05:04 PM
He also called, as catcher, Don Larsen's perfect World Series game, meaning he told him what pitches to throw. That's him in the famous photo, jumping into Larsen's arms after the victory, the only one ever in post-season play and one of only six in baseball history.
John Loconsolo January 15, 2013 at 05:39 PM
This is a nice honor, but how long before somebody steals those signs and they end up on ebay?
Joe Kavesh January 15, 2013 at 09:01 PM
Actually, there have been 21 perfect games since 1900. Other Yankees to do so were David Wells and David Cone (Yogi and Larsen were in the ballpark for Cone's 1999 perfecto).


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