Fan Meccas: The Yogi Berra Museum

On September 22, the world lost baseball and popular culture icon Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra, the 18-time MLB All-Star whose career as a player and manager spanned five decades, included 13 World Series Championships.

Along the way, the three-time American League MVP became widely known to baseball fans and the general public for his plainspoken wit. Here's a sampling of the best Yogisms, read by ESPN's on-air talent:

But take these quotes with a grain of salt. After all, Berra famously quipped, "I never said most of the things I said."

Fans looking for a way to celebrate the Yankee great should head to Little Falls, New Jersey. Located just 15 miles outside of New York City, the small town is home to the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Centre, which is part of the Montclair State University's campus.

The museum's collections include Berra's old equipment, 10 of his World Series rings, and a gift shop featuring Berra-branded whiskey glasses, unisex Yankees bathrobes (with the great's number 8 stitched on the back), and other memorabilia.

But this mecca also offers plenty of material for sports fans in general, including a pictorial timeline charting major social and political changes that occurred alongside Berra's career. Perhaps the most important being the desegregation of baseball, which happened when fellow-legend Jackie Robinson began playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers - the Yankees' nemesis.

Robinson and Berra had a particularly memorable run-in 60 years ago. During the tightly contested first game of the 1955 World Series, Robinson narrowly stole home plate. According to umpire Bill Summers, at least. Berra disagreed:

baseball

makeagif/Jmcclure

But in the spirit of letting bygones be bygones, Berra's museum displays a baseball autographed by Robinson.

If you can't make it to Little Falls, take a virtual tour of the museum courtesy of "Yankees Baseball Tonight":

Fan Meccas is a regular Civilized feature. Check out the first one: Kurt Cobain's Park Bench in Seattle.

h/t ESPN

Latest.

This Massachusetts Democrat - and 2020 presidential candidate - has a strong history of supporting veterans' access to medical marijuana. Over the years, Congressman Seth Moulton has acted as the primary sponsor on three cannabis-related bills—all of them focusing on improving veteran access to medical marijuana. As an Iraq War vet himself, Moulton has taken a strong stance in supporting the health and well-being of other veterans who continue to be barred from accessing medical marijuana - even in states where it's legal - because federal prohibition prevents Veterans Affairs from letting vets use medical cannabis.

Can we see some ID please?

You must be 19 years of age or older to enter.