In 1985, Yogi Berra woke up on Thanksgiving day to see 23 tons of North Dakota potatoes being unloaded from a truck onto his front lawn. According to ‘Duk, the potatoes were than loaded back onto a truck to New York, where they were distributed to needy people. This could only happen to Mr. Berra.
The delivery continued a joke launched by Berra when he visited the state last year and local officials told him North Dakota was among the nation’s largest growers of potatoes.
Berra, a self-proclaimed potato lover, reportedly said, “You don’t have enough potatoes to fill my front lawn.”
“I don’t know if I ever said that,” Berra said. “What the heck, it’s fun. I know one thing, I’ll get enough potatoes for the rest of the year.”