Angelique Fisk | Lifestyle Editor, Patriots.com
Even years after Yogi Berra retired from baseball, you would be hard-pressed to find a kid in a New York or New Jersey who didn’t know the legendary Yankee. Devin and Jason McCourty were no exceptions to this, so when the brothers received the Service Award at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center’s inaugural Awards Dinner, it was a humbling surprise.
“It was kind of shocking just because we grew up in that area. We were too young to watch Yogi, but knowing his name, the type of player he was and what he accomplished, it was kind of humbling,” Devin said. “We were able to see his achievements off the field and what he did in that area. It kind of felt undeserving. With everything he accomplished it was definitely an honor to be mentioned in the same sentence as him.”
The Yogi Berra Museum Service Award was just one of many awards handed out on May 12 to celebrate those who keep Yogi’s spirit alive through service and sportsmanship.