Yogi Berra Quotes

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Yogi Berra Quotes

Yogi Berra Quotes

Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra (May 12, 1925 – September 22, 2015) was an American professional baseball catcher who later took on the roles of manager and coach. He played 19 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) (1946–1963, 1965), all but the last for the New York Yankees. An 18-time All-Star, Berra appeared in 14 World Series as a member of the Yankees and won 10 of them.

Berra’s contributions to MLB history are incalculable, but his legacy might be even better remembered for what he contributed to American language. A sportswriters’ favorite, Berra had countless expressions and turns of phrase that were memorable because most of them didn’t make any sense. (At the same time, every one had some truth to it.)

Berra-isms (colloquial expressions that lack logic) are now countless, and many of them are just attributed to Berra, even if he never actually said them. As he so perfectly put it: “I never said most of the things I said.”

 

 Pair up in threes.

 

We have deep depth.

 

 It ain’t over till it’s over.

 

It’s like déjà vu all over again.

 

 It gets late early out here.

Yogi Berra

A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.

 

 We made too many wrong mistakes.

 

You can observe a lot by just watching.

 

 Never answer an anonymous letter.

 

The future ain’t what it used to be.

 

 All pitchers are liars or crybabies.

 

I usually take a two-hour nap from one to four.

 

Half the lies they tell about me aren’t true.

 

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

Slump? I ain’t in no slump… I just ain’t hitting.

 

How can you think and hit at the same time?

 

You wouldn’t have won if we’d beaten you.

 

I usually take a two-hour nap from one to four.

 

No one goes there nowadays, it’s too crowded.

 

Baseball is 90% mental and the other half is physical.

 

 Why buy good luggage, you only use it when you travel.

 

Congratulations. I knew the record would stand until it was broken.

 

 You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.

 

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.

 

Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.

 

 If the people don’t want to come out to the ballpark, nobody’s going to stop them.

 

Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.

 

I tell the kids, somebody’s gotta win, somebody’s gotta lose. Just don’t fight about it. Just try to get better.

 

You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.

 

I’m a lucky guy and I’m happy to be with the Yankees. And I want to thank everyone for making this night necessary.

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