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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."

Quote: It ain't over 'til it's over. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of white and gray cat
Photo Credit: MIKHAIL VASILYEV

It ain't over 'til it's over.


Quote: If you come to a fork in the road, take it. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of green leaf in close up photography
Photo Credit: Waldemar Brandt

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


Quote: It's fun; baseball's fun. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

It's fun; baseball's fun.


Quote: I don't mean to be funny. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

I don't mean to be funny.


Quote: 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. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

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.


Quote: He buys his roast beef, I buy my bottle of vodka. We get along real good. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

He buys his roast beef, I buy my bottle of vodka. We get along real good.


Quote: Baseball is 90% mental. The other half is physical. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

Baseball is 90% mental. The other half is physical.


Quote: Anyone who understands Jazz knows that you can't understand it. It's too complicated. That's what's so simple about it. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

Anyone who understands Jazz knows that you can't understand it. It's too complicated. That's what's so simple about it.


Quote: I tell the kids, somebody's gotta win, somebody's gotta lose. Just don't fight about it. Just try to get better. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

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


Quote: As a general comment on baseball: 90% of the game is half mental. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

As a general comment on baseball: 90% of the game is half mental.


Quote: That's too coincidental to be a coincidence. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

That's too coincidental to be a coincidence.


Quote: Texas has a lot of electrical votes. During an election campaign, after George Bush stated that Texas was important to the election. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

Texas has a lot of electrical votes. During an election campaign, after George Bush stated that Texas was important to the election.


Quote: I'm glad I was in the Navy. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

I'm glad I was in the Navy.


Quote: Well, I used to look like this when I was young and now I still do. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

Well, I used to look like this when I was young and now I still do.


Quote: What difference does the uniform make? You don't hit with it. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

What difference does the uniform make? You don't hit with it.


Quote: We were over-whelming underdogs. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

We were over-whelming underdogs.


Quote: When asked what would he do if he found $1 million, Yogi responded, If the guy was poor, I'd give it back. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

When asked what would he do if he found $1 million, Yogi responded, If the guy was poor, I'd give it back.


Quote: I liked St. Louis, when they were in the American League, because that was going home. I had all my family and friends there. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

I liked St. Louis, when they were in the American League, because that was going home. I had all my family and friends there.


Quote: Forecasting is very difficult, especially when it involves the future. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

Forecasting is very difficult, especially when it involves the future.


Quote: Make a game plan and stick to it. Unless it's not working. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

Make a game plan and stick to it. Unless it's not working.


Quote: I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.


Quote: Never answer an anonymous letter. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

Never answer an anonymous letter.


Quote: 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. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

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.


Quote: You can't win all the time. There are guys out there who are better than you. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

You can't win all the time. There are guys out there who are better than you.


Quote: 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! by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

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!


Quote: Ok you guys, pair up in threes! by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

Ok you guys, pair up in threes!


Quote: 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. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

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.


Quote: What a house -- nothin' but rooms! by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

What a house -- nothin' but rooms!


Quote: You gotta call a blacksmith. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

You gotta call a blacksmith.


Quote: What the hell is wrong with him now? by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

What the hell is wrong with him now?


Quote: How come it rains every Hall of Fame weekend? They need to move it to a different weekend. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

How come it rains every Hall of Fame weekend? They need to move it to a different weekend.


Quote: Listen up, because I've got nothing to say and I'm only gonna to say it once. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

Listen up, because I've got nothing to say and I'm only gonna to say it once.


Quote: I don't know (if they were men or women running naked across the field). They had bags over their heads. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

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


Quote: If you can't imitate him, don't copy him. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

If you can't imitate him, don't copy him.


Quote: It was hard to have a conversation with anyone, there were so many people talking. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

It was hard to have a conversation with anyone, there were so many people talking.


Quote: It ain't like football. You can't make up no trick plays. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

It ain't like football. You can't make up no trick plays.


Quote: Surprise me! Yogi's reply when he was asked by his wife, Carmen, where he would like to be buried. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

Surprise me! Yogi's reply when he was asked by his wife, Carmen, where he would like to be buried.


Quote: Everything should be built top-down, except the first time. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

Everything should be built top-down, except the first time.


Quote: I didn't really say everything I said. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

I didn't really say everything I said.


Quote: 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. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

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.


Quote: Ninety percent of this game is half mental. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

Ninety percent of this game is half mental.


Quote: 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. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

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.


Quote: I can see how he (Sandy Koufax) won twenty-five games. What I don't understand is how he lost five. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

I can see how he (Sandy Koufax) won twenty-five games. What I don't understand is how he lost five.


Quote: If you're feeling good, don't worry. You'll get over it. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

If you're feeling good, don't worry. You'll get over it.


Quote: Nobody can be all smiley all the time, but having a good positive attitude isn't something to shrug off. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

Nobody can be all smiley all the time, but having a good positive attitude isn't something to shrug off.


Quote: Mickey Mantle was a very good golfer, but we weren't allowed to play golf during the season; only at spring training. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

Mickey Mantle was a very good golfer, but we weren't allowed to play golf during the season; only at spring training.


Quote: Glen Cove. Referring to Glenn Close on a movie review television show. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

Glen Cove. Referring to Glenn Close on a movie review television show.


Quote: Pitching always beats batting -- and vice-versa. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

Pitching always beats batting -- and vice-versa.


Quote: Failure is just another opportunity to start over. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

Failure is just another opportunity to start over.


Quote: The hardest thing is to get started, but the really hardest thing is to finish. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

The hardest thing is to get started, but the really hardest thing is to finish.


Quote: Prediction is very hard, particularly when it's about the future. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

Prediction is very hard, particularly when it's about the future.


Quote: Its getting late early. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

Its getting late early.


Quote: Nothing is like it seems, but everything is exactly like it is. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

Nothing is like it seems, but everything is exactly like it is.


Quote: 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. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

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.


Quote: Cut that pizza into six slices instead of eight, I ain't that hungry. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

Cut that pizza into six slices instead of eight, I ain't that hungry.


Quote: You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

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


Quote: Laughter is the shock absorber that eases the blows of life. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

Laughter is the shock absorber that eases the blows of life.


Quote: Swing at the strikes. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

Swing at the strikes.


Quote: He can run anytime he wants. I'm giving him the red light. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

He can run anytime he wants. I'm giving him the red light.


Quote: It's never happened in the World Series competition, and it still hasn't. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

It's never happened in the World Series competition, and it still hasn't.


Quote: I really didn't say everything I said. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

I really didn't say everything I said.


Quote: I knew I was going to take the wrong train, so I left early. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

I knew I was going to take the wrong train, so I left early.


Quote: I was in the invasion of Normandy in southern France. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

I was in the invasion of Normandy in southern France.


Quote: Almost every Monday I have a charity thing. I like that. I do. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

Almost every Monday I have a charity thing. I like that. I do.


Quote: Losing is a learning experience. It teaches you humility. It teaches you to work harder. It's also a powerful motivator. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

Losing is a learning experience. It teaches you humility. It teaches you to work harder. It's also a powerful motivator.


Quote: 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. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

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.


Quote: I never said most of the things I said. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

I never said most of the things I said.


Quote: Yogi saw three of his players in the locker room wearing Cone Head hats. Yogi said, Those guys make a pair. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

Yogi saw three of his players in the locker room wearing Cone Head hats. Yogi said, Those guys make a pair.


Quote: You should always go to other people's funerals, otherwise, they won't come to yours. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

You should always go to other people's funerals, otherwise, they won't come to yours.


Quote: In baseball, you don't know nothing. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

In baseball, you don't know nothing.


Quote: 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. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

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.


Quote: I think Little League is wonderful. It keeps the kids out of the house. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

I think Little League is wonderful. It keeps the kids out of the house.


Quote: You wouldn't have won if we'd beaten you. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

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


Quote: There are some people who, if they don't already know, you can't tell 'em. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

There are some people who, if they don't already know, you can't tell 'em.


Quote: Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded.


Quote: Congratulations. I knew the record would stand until it was broken. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

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

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Congratulations on breaking my record. I always thought the record would stand until it was broken.


Quote: I enjoy now doing what I do... playing golf, relaxing a little, enjoying life. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

I enjoy now doing what I do... playing golf, relaxing a little, enjoying life.


Quote: I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.


Quote: It's like deja-vu, all over again. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

It's like deja-vu, all over again.


Quote: If people don't want to come to the ballpark, how are you going to stop them? by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

If people don't want to come to the ballpark, how are you going to stop them?


Quote: We made too many wrong mistakes. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

We made too many wrong mistakes.


Quote: I'm lucky. Usually you're dead to get your own museum, but I'm still alive to see mine. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

I'm lucky. Usually you're dead to get your own museum, but I'm still alive to see mine.


Quote: Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

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


Quote: All pitchers are liars or crybabies. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

All pitchers are liars or crybabies.


Quote: I just want to thank everyone who made this day necessary. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

I just want to thank everyone who made this day necessary.


Quote: I wish I had an answer to that because I'm tired of answering that question. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

I wish I had an answer to that because I'm tired of answering that question.


Quote: You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going, because you might not get there. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

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


Quote: It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much.


Quote: I never figured I'd go into the Hall of Fame. A kid from the Hill. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

I never figured I'd go into the Hall of Fame. A kid from the Hill.


Quote: You don't have to swing hard to hit a home run. If you got the timing, it'll go. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

You don't have to swing hard to hit a home run. If you got the timing, it'll go.


Quote: 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. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

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.


Quote: How can you think and hit at the same time? by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

How can you think and hit at the same time?


Quote: Half the lies they tell about me aren't true. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

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


Quote: When you arrive at a fork in the road, take it. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of photo of author Yogi Berra with quote

When you arrive at a fork in the road, take it.


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