Mostly Funny Quotes by Yogi Berra
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Wikipedia Summary for Yogi Berra
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. He was an 18-time All-Star and won 10 World Series championships as a player—more than any other player in MLB history. Berra had a career batting average of .285, while hitting 358 home runs and 1,430 runs batted in. He is one of only six players to win the American League Most Valuable Player Award three times. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest catchers in baseball history, and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.
Berra was a native of St. Louis and signed with the Yankees in 1943 before serving in the United States Navy as a gunner's mate in the Normandy landings during World War II, where he earned a Purple Heart. He made his major-league debut at age 21 in 1946 and was a mainstay in the Yankees' lineup during the team's championship years beginning in 1949 and continuing through 1962.
Despite his short stature (he was 5 feet 7 inches [1.70 m] tall), Berra was a power hitter and strong defensive catcher. Berra played 18 seasons with the Yankees before retiring after the 1963 season. He spent the next year as their manager, then joined the New York Mets in 1965 as coach (and briefly a player again). Berra remained with the Mets for the next decade, serving the last four years as their manager.
He returned to the Yankees in 1976, coaching them for eight seasons and managing for two, before coaching the Houston Astros. He was one of seven managers to lead both American and National League teams to the World Series. Berra appeared as a player, coach or manager in every one of the 13 World Series that New York baseball teams won from 1947 through 1981. Overall, he played or coached in 21 World Series, 13 on the winning side. Berra caught Don Larsen's perfect game in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series. He also holds the all-time record for shutouts caught, with 173.
The Yankees retired his uniform number 8 in 1972; Bill Dickey had previously worn number 8, and both catchers had that number retired by the Yankees. The club honored him with a plaque in Monument Park in 1988. Berra was named to the MLB All-Century Team in a vote by fans in 1999. For the remainder of his life, he was closely involved with the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center, which he opened on the campus of Montclair State University in 1998.
Berra quit school after the eighth grade. He was known for his malapropisms as well as pithy and paradoxical statements, such as "It ain't over 'til it's over", while speaking to reporters. He once simultaneously denied and confirmed his reputation by stating, "I really didn't say everything I said."
It ain't over 'til it's over.
If you come to a fork in the road, take it.
When you're part of a team, you stand up for your teammates. Your loyalty is to them. You protect them through good and bad, because they'd do the same for you.
Anyone who understands Jazz knows that you can't understand it. It's too complicated. That's what's so simple about it.
I tell the kids, somebody's gotta win, somebody's gotta lose. Just don't fight about it. Just try to get better.
Texas has a lot of electrical votes. During an election campaign, after George Bush stated that Texas was important to the election.
When asked what would he do if he found $1 million, Yogi responded, If the guy was poor, I'd give it back.
I liked St. Louis, when they were in the American League, because that was going home. I had all my family and friends there.
I love baseball, I really do. I always told my Dad, I'm not gonna make it working... I like to play ball too much. Which I did. I played hard. You gotta work at this game. You really do. And its fun doing it if you do it the right way.
It is a disturbing conundrum that true free will cannot exist without the possibility of suicide. Then again, it ain't over 'til it's over!
I wish everybody had the drive he (Joe DiMaggio) had. He never did anything wrong on the field. I'd never seen him dive for a ball, everything was a chest-high catch, and he never walked off the field.
A lot of guys go, 'Hey, Yog, say a Yogi-ism.' I tell 'em, 'I don't know any.' They want me to make one up. I don't make 'em up. I don't even know when I say it. They're the truth. And it is the truth. I don't know.
I hate to see it go, I'll tell you that. I played here all my life. Eighteen years I played here and I'm sorry to see it go.
I don't know (if they were men or women running naked across the field). They had bags over their heads.
But Little League can be a great experience for kids, as long as they want to play -- and don't play to bring their parents glory.
Somethings don't always work out the way you plan. The main thing is to keep trying, do better next time, and deal with disappointment if it comes.
Nobody can be all smiley all the time, but having a good positive attitude isn't something to shrug off.
Mickey Mantle was a very good golfer, but we weren't allowed to play golf during the season; only at spring training.
Yogi ordered a pizza. The waitress asked How many pieces do you want your pie cut? Yogi responded, Four. I don't think I could eat eight.
Losing is a learning experience. It teaches you humility. It teaches you to work harder. It's also a powerful motivator.
You stand up for your teammates. Your loyalty is to them. You protect them through good and bad, because they'd do the same for you.
Yogi saw three of his players in the locker room wearing Cone Head hats. Yogi said, Those guys make a pair.
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.
Congratulations. I knew the record would stand until it was broken.
Congratulations on breaking my record. I always thought the record would stand until it was broken.
You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going, because you might not get there.
I don't blame the players today for the money. I blame the owners. They started it. They wanna give it to 'em? More power to 'em.
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