The list of accomplishments in the storied life of Lawrence Peter Berra is just about as long as the many endearing and humorous quotes that will forever make him the indelible Yogi.

But there could very well be one more honor headed his way in the near future. Thanks to a petition initiated by the board members of his learning museum in New Jersey and signed by thousands of admiring fans, this all-time great is under consideration from the White House to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Lindsay Berra speaks on her grandfather’s legacy as a Hall of Fame catcher and citizen.

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Photo courtesy of Lindsay Berra
Audio clips courtesy of Baseball: Inning 7 by Ken Burns, NBC Sports, and WCBS-TV New York

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Brian Wright

With more than a decade’s worth of sports journalism experience, Brian Wright has been featured on Bleacher Report, SB Nation, and The Washington Examiner. In addition to his hosting duties, Brian is the Lead MLB Writer for The Sports Daily, a contributor by way of other freelance work, and a staff writer with the Stafford County Sun (VA). He has conducted several in-depth interviews, outside of this show, with such notables as Don Sutton, Jim Palmer, Cal Ripken, Jr., and Ray Knight. Brian is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), a member of the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) and would be the unofficial Washington D.C. bureau chief of the New York Mets fan club (if there was such a thing).

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