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Yogi released from hospital after experiencing bleeding

Former New York Yankees great Yogi Berra remarks

Former New York Yankees great Yogi Berra remarks about the passing of Yankees owner George Steinbrenner from his museum in Montclair, N.J. Tuesday, July 13, 2010. George Steinbrenner, who rebuilt the New York Yankees into a sports empire with a mix of bluster and big bucks that polarized fans all across America, died Tuesday, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz) Photo Credit: AP Photo/Rich Schultz

Yankees legend Yogi Berra spent Saturday night in the hospital after missing Old-Timers' Day following a fall outside his New Jersey home Friday.

Berra, 85, was taken to a Montclair, N.J., hospital Saturday night because of bleeding related to the fall. Berra, who takes a blood-thinning drug, underwent a procedure to stem the bleeding from cuts on his nose. He was released yesterday.

Berra still expects to attend next weekend's Hall of Fame ceremonies in Cooperstown.

"He's resting at home, doing better and fully intent on being in Cooperstown next weekend," said Dave Kaplan, director of the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center.

It's been a difficult stretch for the Yankees, with the death of longtime public address announcer Bob Sheppard on July 11 and the passing of owner George Steinbrenner two days later.


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