35 of Yogi Berra’s most memorable quotes – IOTW Report

35 of Yogi Berra’s most memorable quotes

Many of the quotes attributed to Yogi Berra aren’t Berra at all. Many in this article. And there was a time that Berra got a little annoyed at some of the things that were supposedly said by him, because he was a prideful man, and not at all a stupid man. But over time he embraced the “Yogi-ism,” understanding that he had become larger than life simply because he had a unique way with words. -BFH

NYP– Yogi Berra, considered one of the best catchers in major league history, died of natural causes at the age of 90 Tuesday. The Yankees legend and Hall of Famer may be better known for the way he creatively butchered the English language, with what became known as Yogi-isms.

Here are 35:

1. “It ain’t over till it’s over.”

2. “It’s deja vu all over again.”

3. “I usually take a two-hour nap from 1 to 4.”

4. “Never answer an anonymous letter.”

5. “We made too many wrong mistakes.”

6. “You can observe a lot by watching.”

7. “The future ain’t what it used to be.”

8. “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.”

9. “It gets late early out here.”

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

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15 Comments on 35 of Yogi Berra’s most memorable quotes

  1. This one:

    21. “I don’t know (if they were men or women fans running naked across the field). They had bags over their heads.”

    is sadly, no longer nonsense.

    RIP Yogi!

  2. Yogi was a fine defensive catcher and a pretty solid hitter as well. He even played more than 250 games as a left or right fielder (I would guess because he was a pretty good hitter and to save a little wear and tear on his knees). he had a long career for a catcher and his stats are pretty impressive for any era.

    http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=berrayo01

    And Yogi was a character that stood out back when the game had a lot of characters rather than the branded / slickly marketed, no (or rotten) personality people that seem to infest the game today. He was a great ambassador for the game and his presence will be missed by stalwart fans everywhere for a long time to come.

  3. Yogi was also one of only a few catchers to execute an unassisted double play. On a squeeze play, Yogi pounced from behind the plate to field the bunt, tagged the hitter out and tagged the runner trying to reach home plate.

    https://books.google.com/books?id=4dH0AgAAQBAJ&pg=PA76&lpg=PA76&dq=yogi+tagging+out+runner+on+squeeze+play&source=bl&ots=qAx0ok59eq&sig=HE_o0snE86zLdrmn-7ONmJsn3Jo&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCoQ6AEwAmoVChMIhfyMs_GTyAIVR9IeCh2i_gIT#v=onepage&q=yogi%20tagging%20out%20runner%20on%20squeeze%20play&f=false

  4. We understand Yogi because, to me, he’s like Donald Trump, an American, with all our flaws and warts, we are still the greatest nation in the world. We are not perfect but by God, nobody else is. Our greatest critics are fucking tyrants, and democrat pricks., socialists and statists.

    The funniest Yogyism I ever herd was:

    Yogi was sitting at home one day having a beer and watching “The View” (I think) His wife came in the door with his kid.
    Yogi said, oh where have you been?

    The wife said “Oh, I took the lad to see Dr. Zhivago”

    Yogi said, Oh what’s wrong with him?

  5. CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY SEPTEMBER 25, 2015

    YOGI BERRA, WHO DIED WEDNESDAY AT AGE 90, WAS MORE THAN THE BEST CATCHER BASEBALL HAS EVER PRODUCED. HE WAS A WORLD WAR TWO VETERAN, WHO SERVED ON A SHIP FIRING ROCKETS TO SUPPORT LANDING SOLDIERS OFF OMAHA BEACH ON D-DAY IN 1944. HE WAS A FAMILY MAN, MARRIED TO THE WIFE OF HIS YOUTH. THERE WAS NEVER ANY SCANDAL OR BAD BEHAVIOR ASSOCIATED WITH BERRA. EVERYONE LOVED HIM, INCLUDING THOSE WHO WERE NOT FANS OF THE NEW YORK YANKEES. HIS WITTICISMS BECAME LEGENDARY, EVEN MAKING THEIR WAY INTO TV COMMERCIALS.

    THERE IS A COMMERCIAL THAT RUNS DURING BROADCASTS OF WASHINGTON NATIONALS GAMES THAT MAKES ME THINK OF BERRA. THE TAG LINE IS “FOR THE ACHIEVER IN YOU.” BERRA WAS AN ACHIEVER. NOT GIFTED WITH GREAT LOOKS, SHORT IN STATURE, OFTEN INARTICULATE, BERRA WORKED HARD AND BECAME GREAT AT HIS CRAFT. THAT WORK ETHIC WAS PART OF HIS GENERATION – THE GREATEST GENERATION. IT IS SOMETHING THAT IS DISPARAGED TODAY IN AN ERA OF ENVY, GREED AND ENTITLEMENT.

    BERRA’S LIFE HAS AND SHOULD SERVE AS AN EXAMPLE TO OTHERS FOR HOW TO OVERCOME OBSTACLES. THAT’S QUITE A LEGACY, ALONG WITH HIS ACHIEVEMENTS IN BASEBALL. I’M CAL THOMAS IN WASHINGTON.

  6. Ralph Kiner used to interview the star of the game right after the game ended. The interviewee was entitled to a $25 appearance fee. Kiner, never knowing in advance whom he would be interviewing, had his secretary make the check payable to “Bearer.”

    One week, he interviewed Berra. At the end of the interview, he gave Berra the check. Berra looked at it and said, “Ralph, you spelled my name wrong.”

    R.I.P. to a fine Italian lad.

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