Essex County Dedicates Plaques for Yogi Berra, Larry Doby, Monte Irvin

Yogi Berra, Larry Doby, Monte Irvin

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. paid tribute to the legacies of Baseball Hall of Famers Yogi Berra, Larry Doby and Monte Irvin and Star-Ledger Sports Columnist Emeritus by dedicating four bronze plaques on Monday, June 6th at the Essex County Government Complex.

“Yogi Berra, Larry Doby and Monte Irvin each have strong ties to Essex County. They either were born or lived here, started their baseball careers here and influenced generations with their athletic accomplishments and generosity to others. They played during a golden age of baseball, helped modernize the game and unified people of all races and ethnicities through their tough play, calm demeanor and the integrity they had in their professional career and personal lives,” DiVincenzo said.

“We all know Yogi Berra, Larry Doby and Monte Irvin had unbelievable prowess as baseball players, and the careers they had were unparalleled,” Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson added. “But what I am most proud to honor them for their contributions to our community, their philanthropy and their duty to our children.”

The plaques are located along Legends Way, the promenade on the south side of the Essex County Hall of Records, where rows of plaques commemorate people whose contributions shaped and influenced Essex County. Standing beside the plaques are (from left) members of the Berra, Doby and Irvin families along with elected officials from throughout Essex County.

(Photo by Glen Frieson)




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