The Other-Worldly Words of Yogi Berra

Copyright© CREST Network

Posted: Aug 10, 2022

Home » The Other-Worldly Words of Yogi Berra

Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra (1925 – 2015) was a professional baseball catcher who later took on the roles of manager and coach. He quit school after the 8th grade. Berra played 19 seasons in Major League Baseball (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. He had a career batting average of .285, hit 358 home runs and had 1,430 runs batted in. He is one of only six players to win the American League Most Valuable Player Award three times, is widely regarded as one of the greatest catchers in baseball history,. and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. He was also known and loved for his malapropisms as well as pithy and paradoxical statements.

When you come to a fork in the road…. take it.

You can observe a lot by just watching.

It ain’t over till it’s over.

We made too many wrong mistakes.

No one goes there nowadays; it’s too crowded.

I always thought the record would stand until it was broken.

Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.”

Pair up in threes.

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

The future ain’t what it used to be.

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

If the world was perfect, it wouldn’t be.

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

Ninety percent of the game is half mental.

Baseball is 90% mental, and the other half is physical.

Never answer an anonymous letter.

Why buy good luggage? You only use it when you travel.

Take it with a grin of salt.

It gets late early out here.

I never said most of the things I said.

It’s like déjà vu all over again.

 A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.

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

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

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

Slump? I ain’t in no slump… I just ain’t hitting.

How can you think and hit at the same time?

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

We have deep depth.

Even Napoleon had his Watergate.

Bill Dickey is learning me his experience.

He hits from both sides of the plate. He’s amphibious.

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

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

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

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?

It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility.

If you ask me anything I don’t know, I’m not going to answer.

So, I’m ugly. I never saw anyone hit with his face.

We were overwhelming underdogs.

The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase.

Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.

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

If I didn’t make it in baseball, I won’t have made it workin’. I didn’t like to work.

Pie a la mode, with ice cream.

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

You tell the stupidest questions.

TRENDING

Advice For Overseas Real Estate Investors In The UK

Donnell Bailey is a Content Writer for Lofti.co, the UK’s first 3-in-1 property management platform with embedded financial products built for rental agents and portfolio landlords. Investing in overseas real estate in the UK is a fantastic way for those who have...

Your Handy Guide To Buying Property In The UK

By Jonathan Veers ([email protected]) Property investors looking to buy a property in the UK will be pleasantly surprised at what is on the property market and how quickly you can invest in this niche real estate. Whether you want to become a homeowner...

The Types of Conventional Loans: A Beginner’s Guide

Author’s Bio: G. Brian Davis is a real estate investor and writer who, along with his wife and daughter, spends most of the year overseas. He loves hiking, exotic wine, travel, and food, not necessarily in that order. He plans to reach financial independence by age...

Back To The Factory: Cities Bet Big On The Return Of The Office

Back to the Factory: Cities Bet Big on the Return of the Office By Angela O’Byrne, FAIA  Facing an uncertain economy and a cracked-open labor market, employers are reaching for whatever competitive edge they can find in the battle for talent. And, while pay and...

Acoustics And Focus In The Workplace

Author’s Bio Sean Cronan is the President of Cronan & Associates, an independent manufacturers rep firm based in Dallas, TX which offers a complete package of furniture for corporate, healthcare and education environments, as well as ergonomic, acoustic and...

Articles You May Also Like

The Types of Conventional Loans: A Beginner’s Guide

The Types of Conventional Loans: A Beginner’s Guide

Author’s Bio: G. Brian Davis is a real estate investor and writer who, along with his wife and daughter, spends most of the year overseas. He loves hiking, exotic wine, travel, and food, not necessarily in that order. He plans to reach financial independence by age...

Acoustics And Focus In The Workplace

Acoustics And Focus In The Workplace

Author’s Bio Sean Cronan is the President of Cronan & Associates, an independent manufacturers rep firm based in Dallas, TX which offers a complete package of furniture for corporate, healthcare and education environments, as well as ergonomic, acoustic and...

An Alternative Solution To Traditional Housing

An Alternative Solution To Traditional Housing

Justin Draplin is the Founder and CEO of Eclipse Cottages An Alternative Solution to Traditional Housing In the current housing market, rent is becoming more expensive, and availability is dwindling. Many looking to buy their first home right now have found themselves...

Share This