The greatest baseball player of all time Yogi Berra was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He started his professional baseball career with the Yankees in 1946. The last season he played for the team was 1964 and then he became a coach. For most of his playing years, he wore the number 8 on his shirt.
Although he only averaged one home run per season during his 18-year career, people are much more familiar with some of his humorous quotes than they are with his home run totals. Here are some famous Yogi Berra quotes.
One of only a few catchers to ever be awarded the Most Valuable Player Award, Yogi Berra won it three times: 1951-54 and 1955. He was a Major League Baseball player for 19 seasons and was an 18-time All-Star. He also won the American League Most Valuable Player Award 3 times.
Yogi Berra’s Most Memorable Sayings
Pie a la mode, with ice cream. ― Yogi Berra
I wish I had an answer to that, because I’m tired of answering that question. ― Yogi Berra
You tell the stupidest questions. ― Yogi Berra
In baseball, you don’t know nothing. ― Yogi Berra
Why buy good luggage? You only use it when you travel. ― Yogi Berra
Always go to other people’s funerals. Otherwise, they won’t come to yours. ― Yogi Berra
Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical. ― Yogi Berra
You can observe a lot by watching. ― Yogi Berra
If people don’t want to come to the ballpark, how are you going to stop them? ― Yogi Berra
Inspirational Yogi Berra Quotes
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. ― Yogi Berra
It’s like deja vu all over again. ― Yogi Berra
Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical. ― Yogi Berra
I’d give my right arm to be ambidextrous. ― Yogi Berra
I’m not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did. ― Yogi Berra
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. ― Yogi Berra
So I’m ugly. I never saw anyone hit with his face. ― Yogi Berra
Baseball is 90% mental and the other half is physical. ― Yogi Berra
A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore. ― Yogi Berra
Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours. ― Yogi Berra
When you come to a fork in the road, take it. ― Yogi Berra
You can observe a lot by just watching. ― Yogi Berra
Sometimes I think there must be two Yogi Berras. There is the one who grew up on the Hill in St, Louis, who’s been playing ball for the Yankees for fourteen years, has a beautiful wife named Carmen and three boys, Larry, Timmy, and Dale, and lives in a nice house in Montclair, N. J. That’s me. Then there’s the one you read about in the papers who is a kind of a comic-strip character, like Li’l Abner or Joe Palooka. […] I don’t know that Yogi at all, because he doesn’t exist. – Yogi Berra
Funny Yogi Berra Quotes
It ain’t over till it’s over. ― Yogi Berra
It’s like déjà vu all over again. ― Yogi Berra
No one goes there nowadays, it’s too crowded. ― Yogi Berra
It gets late early out here. ― Yogi Berra
Nobody goes there anymore because it’s too crowded. ― Yogi Berra
I can see how he (Sandy Koufax) won twenty-five games. What I don’t understand is how he lost five. ― Yogi Berra
90% of the game is half mental.― Yogi Berra , The Yogi Book : I Really Didn’t Say Everything I Said
I don’t know (if they were men or women fans running naked across the field). They had bags over their heads. ― Yogi Berra
We made too many wrong mistakes. ― Yogi Berra
Yogi Berra Quotes On Marriage
We have a good time together, even when we’re not together. – Yogi Berra
Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets. ― Yogi Berra
I tell the kids, somebody’s gotta win, somebody’s gotta lose. Just don’t fight about it. Just try to get better. ― Yogi Berra
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. – Yogi Berra
You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.– Yogi Berra
Yogi Berra Quotes On Death
Congratulations. I knew the record would stand until it was broken. ― Yogi Berra
You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six. ― Yogi Berra
You wouldn’t have won if we’d beaten you. ― Yogi Berra
You can observe a lot just by watching. ― Yogi Berra
I usually take a two-hour nap from one to four. ― Yogi Berra
The game’s isn’t over until it’s over. ― Yogi Berra
“I wish I had an answer to that because I’m tired of answering that question.”― Yogi Berra
Yogi Isms And Baseball Quotes From Yogi Berra Of All Time
You have to give 100 percent in the first half of the game. If that isn’t enough, in the second half, you have to give what’s left. ― Yogi Berra
Ninety percent of this game is half mental. ― Yogi Berra, Source: Sports Illustrated (May 14, 1979)
Never answer an anonymous letter. ― Yogi Berra
If the people don’t want to come out to the ballpark, nobody’s going to stop them. ― Yogi Berra
We have deep depth. ― Yogi Berra
Pair up in threes. ― Yogi Berra
Why buy good luggage, you only use it when you travel. ― Yogi Berra
You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there. ― Yogi Berra
All pitchers are liars or crybabies. ― Yogi Berra
Even Napoleon had his Watergate. ― Yogi Berra
Bill Dickey is learning me his experience. ― Yogi Berra
He hits from both sides of the plate. He’s amphibious. ― Yogi Berra
It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much. ― Yogi Berra
Slump? I ain’t in no slump… I just ain’t hitting. ― Yogi Berra
How can a you hit and think at the same time? ― Yogi Berra
The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase. ― Yogi Berra
Mickey Mantle was a very good golfer, but we weren’t allowed to play golf during the season; only at spring training. ― Yogi Berra
I always thought that record would stand until it was broken. ― Yogi Berra
You don’t have to swing hard to hit a home run. If you got the timing, it’ll go. ― Yogi Berra
I’m lucky. Usually, you’re dead to get your own museum, but I’m still alive to see mine. ― Yogi Berra
If I didn’t make it in baseball, I won’t have made it workin’. I didn’t like to work. ― Yogi Berra
If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be. ― Yogi Berra
Yogi Berra Quotes About The Future
In baseball, you don’t know nothing. ― Yogi Berra
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? ― Yogi Berra
I never said most of the things I said. ― Yogi Berra
It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility. ― Yogi Berra
It gets late early out there. ― Yogi Berra
If people don’t want to come out to the ballpark, how are you going to stop them? ― Yogi Berra
If you ask me anything I don’t know, I’m not going to answer. ― Yogi Berra
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. ― Yogi Berra
I think Little League is wonderful. It keeps the kids out of the house. ― Yogi Berra
How can you think and hit at the same time? ― Yogi Berra
The future ain’t what it used to be. ― Yogi Berra
Take it with a grin of salt. ― Yogi Berra
(On the 1973 Mets) We were overwhelming underdogs. ― Yogi Berra
Quotes About Yogi Berra
Yogi (Berra), I came up here to hit, not to read. – Hank Aaron in the 1958 World Series & an answer to Berra after being told to turn his bat around so he could ‘read’ the label and not break the bat
Yogi (Berra), you are from St. Louis, we live in New Jersey, and you played ball in New York. If you go before I do, where would you like me to have you buried?” – Carmen Berra (Yogi’s wife) “Surprise me. – Yogi Berra
Yogi (Berra) had the fastest bat I ever saw. He could hit a ball late, that was already past him, and take it out of the park. The pitchers were afraid of him because he’d hit anything, so they didn’t know what to throw. Yogi had them psyched out and he wasn’t even trying to psych them out. – Hector Lopez
FAQs About Yogi Berra Quotes
What do experts say about the meaning behind Yogi Berra’s quotes?
Some believe that Yogi Berra’s quotes often convey a deep wisdom and insight, offering valuable lessons on life and human nature. Others believe that his quotes are simply humorous or nonsensical, and that there is no hidden meaning behind them.
What was Yogi Berra’s most famous quote?
“It’s deja vu all over again.”
Yogi said arguably his most popular Yogi-ism after Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris hit back-to-back home runs during the 1961 season.
What was Yogi Bear’s favorite saying?
Ranger, sir!” and “Hey there, Boo Boo!” as his preferred greeting to his sidekick, Boo Boo. Yogi would also often use puns in his speech and had a habit of pronouncing large words with a long vocal flourish.
What are some famous Yogi isms?
Yogi Berra was an American professional baseball catcher, who later became a manager and coach. He played 19 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), 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. His record of 10 championships as a player is the most by any Major League Baseball player in history.
Berra is widely regarded as one of the greatest catchers in baseball history. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. In 1988, he was inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame.
He is also well known for his pithy and sometimes contradictory sayings, which are often known as “Yogi-isms”.
Yogi Berra was a great baseball player and an even better quote machine. His quotes are funny, insightful, and always make you think. If you’re looking for a good laugh or some food for thought, be sure to check out some of Yogi’s best quotes. You won’t be disappointed!
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