LITTLE FALLS, N.J. – As Yogi Berra might say, when you turn 90 you should celebrate it right the first time.
The baseball Hall of Famer enjoyed his 90th birthday in grand style Tuesday, complete with a youth drum orchestra, a giant cake — and replicas of his 10 World Series rings and three American League MVP awards that were stolen last year.
Berra, who is bound to a wheelchair, cut a ribbon but did not speak.
New York and New Jersey declared Tuesday as “Yogi Berra Day” and proclamations were presented to Berra from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Known for Yogi-isms, such as “it ain’t over ’till it’s over,” Berra became a beloved athlete. A 15-time All-Star, Berra became a Hall of Famer in 1972.