Yogi Berra treated, released from hospital after fall

(AP) - Yogi Berra was released from a hospitalThursday, hours after the 85-year-old Hall of Famer tripped andfell in the New York Yankees' clubhouse before

CLEARWATER, Fla. - (AP) - Yogi Berra was released from a hospitalThursday, hours after the 85-year-old Hall of Famer tripped andfell in the New York Yankees' clubhouse before a spring traininggame. The Yankees said Berra went by ambulance to the hospital as aprecaution after landing on his backside. He was released around 4p.m. Earlier in the day, Berra said he was OK. "Feeling fine," Berra said in comments relayed by the team."Resting comfortably. Hoping to be released later today." General manager Brian Cashman said Berra caught one of hissneakers on the carpet and fell at Philadelphia's complex, wherethe Yankees played the Phillies. "Yogi is resting comfortably. Things are going well. They'rerunning the battery of tests. Things are good right now from wehear," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said after the Phillies beatNew York 7-0. "He landed on his rear end, which is probably the best placeyou can actually land. He did not want to go to the hospital, butwe've got to make sure. When he left he was in good spirits,laughing," he said. Girardi said paramedics asked Berra questions and took his bloodpressure several times. "He wasn't really excited about that," said Girardi, who rodewith Berra to the game. Berra, a former catching great who is an instructor at springtraining, did not want to go to the hospital, Cashman said. The GMsaid Berra spoke to his wife, Carmen, before leaving. "He's a special man. He's as good as they come. He's one of thegame's greatest. He's a quality person," Cashman said.

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