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Yogi Berra hospitalized as a precaution after fall in Clearwater

CLEARWATER — Yankees icon Yogi Berra was hospitalized Thursday morning "as a precautionary measure" after tripping and falling in the clubhouse at Bright House Field, about an hour and a half before the first pitch of a New York Yankees-Philadelphia Phillies spring training game.

"He was alert, in good spirits," before he was taken to Morton Plant Hospital, said Yankees spokesman Michael Margolis.

Berra, 85, a Yankees legend who served two stints as team manager and is a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, tripped and fell backwards around 11:20 a.m., but did not hit his head and did not appear to be seriously injured, Margolis said.

Margolis said the team may put out an update later today about Berra's condition.

Yogi Berra hospitalized as a precaution after fall in Clearwater 03/10/11 [Last modified: Thursday, March 10, 2011 1:37pm]
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