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Yogi Berra battling health issues

Don Larsen, who gained immortality by pitching the

Don Larsen, who gained immortality by pitching the only Perfect Game in World Series history, and his teammate Yogi Berra, address members of the media. (Oct. 8, 2012) Credit: Joe Epstein

Yogi Berra has not appeared at Yankee Stadium for a postseason game yet this year. The 87-year-old greatest living Yankee has been battling health and mobility issues; baseball people were thrilled when he was able to attend the Hall of Fame ceremonies in Cooperstown in July after it was thought he would not be able to.

“He hopes to get to one of the games,” said Dave Kaplan, director of the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Montclair, N.J. “I’d expect it would be World Series if they get there.”

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