Yogi Berra spent a life time involved in baseball and won every honour the game has to offer including the distinction of leading both the Mets and the Yankees to the World Series. He played in some great Yankee teams with all time greats Mickey Mantle and Joe Di Maggio and he was a world series winner on eight occasions and was inducted into the Baseball hall of fame in 1972. For all his success on the field it was his remarkable character that most people remember about him. He had the ability to hold a captive audience on the edge of their seats because nobody could quite predict whatever he may say next. Known for his insightfully funny witticisms he could have an entire press conference splitting their sides in incredulous laughter. The changing room was never a dull place when Yogi was around and some of his advice to players has become legend, like advising Joe Garagiola "When you come to a fork in the road, take it" and the immortal line "It ain’t over till it’s over” when Berra prophetically predicted the possibility the Mets could claw back from sixth place to winning the National League’s Eastern Division title. Indeed, he became more well known for his comments than for his sporting prowess, so here is my compilation of 8 of the best Yogi Berra quotes. Not bad for someone who had a cartoon bear named after him.
- Mini Bio
- Name: Lawrence Peter Berra
- Born: 12th May 1925, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
- Died: 22nd September 2015, West Caldwell, New Jersey. U.S.
- Occupation: Baseball player, manager and coach
- Books: 10 books were written about him including; Behind The Plate, Yogi: It Ain't Over, The Yogi Book: I Really Didn't Say Everything I Said and his autobiography
- Best known for: His Yogi-isms, his one liners were hysterically funny, insightful and wise
- Trivia: There is a museum and baseball stadium in Montclair State University, New Jersey named after him
"In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is"
"You can get old pretty young if you don't take care of yourself"
"Most importantly, act. When you come to a fork in the road, take it"
"You can observe a lot by just watching"
"Life is a learning experience, only if you learn"
"If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else"
"I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous"
"Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical"