Yogi Berra

(Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra)

Yogi Berra
Yogi Berra
  • Born: May 12, 1925
  • Died: September 22, 2015
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Athlete

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Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra 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) (1946–63, 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 five 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.

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A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore. Humor ;Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs ;Social Sciences
I don't want to make the wrong mistake. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
I really didn't say everything I said. Media, Journalism & The Press
It ain't over till it's over. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
It was hard to have a conversation with anyone. There were too many people talking.. Human Nature
The future ain't what it used to be. Future ;History
We're lost, but we're making good time. Miscellaneous
When you come to a fork in the road, take it. Management & Managing Government
You can observe a lot by watching. Human Nature
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. Truth
All pitchers are liars or crybabies.
Almost every Monday I have a charity thing. I like that. I do.
Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.
Baseball is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical.
Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.
Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical.
Congratulations. I knew the record would stand until it was broken.
Even Napoleon had his Watergate. Humor
Half the lies they tell about me aren't true. Sports & Athletics
He hits from both sides of the plate. He's amphibious.
How can you think and hit at the same time? Time
I always got nervous the nights we played in the World Series. First pitch, I was nervous. Then after that, forget it; I'd start playing.
I always thought that record would stand until it was broken.
I didn't know much about golf growing up.
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. Power ;Money, Coins & Minting
I don't like seeing myself on television. I don't like it.
I don't mean to be funny. Humor
I enjoy now doing what I do... playing golf, relaxing a little, enjoying life. Life
I guess I've got a smart wife.
I just want to thank everyone who made this day necessary.
I liked George Weiss when he was with the Yankees. He loved the Old Timers' Day. He loved it. And he invited all these people to come, all these players to come.
I liked St. Louis, when they were in the American League, because that was going home. I had all my family and friends there. Families, Children & Parenting
I never blame myself when I'm not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn't my fault that I'm not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?
I never figured I'd go into the Hall of Fame. A kid from the Hill.
I never said half the things I said.
I never said most of the things I said. Humor
I tell the kids, somebody's gotta win, somebody's gotta lose. Just don't fight about it. Just try to get better.
I think Little League is wonderful. It keeps the kids out of the house.
I usually take a two-hour nap from one to four.
I was in the invasion of Normandy in southern France.
I wish I had an answer to that because I'm tired of answering that question.
If I didn't make it in baseball, I won't have made it workin'. I didn't like to work. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
If people don't want to come out to the ball park, nobody's gonna stop 'em.
If people don't want to come to the ballpark, how are you going to stop them?
If the people don't want to come out to the ballpark, nobody's going to stop them.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be.
If you ask me anything I don't know, I'm not going to answer.
If you come to a fork in the road, take it.
If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
If you get a guy that can play a couple positions, it helps you out a real lot.
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.
I'm glad I was in the Navy.
I'm lucky. Usually you're dead to get your own museum, but I'm still alive to see mine.
I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.
In baseball, you don't know nothing.
In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.
It gets late early out there.
It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much.
It's fun; baseball's fun.
It's like deja-vu, all over again.
It's pretty far, but it doesn't seem like it.
Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Mickey Mantle was a very good golfer, but we weren't allowed to play golf during the season; only at spring training.
Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded.
Pair up in threes.
Slump? I ain't in no slump... I just ain't hitting.
So I'm ugly. So what? I never saw anyone hit with his face.
The other teams could make trouble for us if they win.
The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase.
There are some people who, if they don't already know, you can't tell 'em.
We have deep depth.
We made too many wrong mistakes.
You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
You don't have to swing hard to hit a home run. If you got the timing, it'll go.
You should always go to other people's funerals; otherwise, they won't come to yours.
You wouldn't have won if we'd beaten you. Sports & Athletics
You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going, because you might not get there.