Even though Yogi Berra‘s World Series rings are missing, fans can still go to the museum and see them thanks to the New York Yankees and New York Mets making a generous donation.
According to a statement on the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center website, the Yankees and Mets donated replicas of the items that were stolen during the October 9th heist.
“On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, we are pleased to announce that Commissioner Allan H. [Bud] Selig and Major League Baseball, the New York Yankees and the New York Mets are graciously donating exact replicas of the items recently taken from the Museum,” reads the statement. “In addition, they also are donating several new items to our existing collection, ensuring that the Museum will be an even better place for fans to visit in honor of Yogi’s legacy. Our heartfelt thanks go out to Commissioner Selig and Major League Baseball, the Yankees and the Mets for their generosity, as well as to all of the fans and friends of the Museum for their concern and support during this difficult time.”
Some of the items that were stolen include two of Berra’s three MVP awards and all 10 of his World Series rings.There is still an ongoing investigation and the Essex County Crimestoppeers are offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the burglars.