Wednesday, September 23, 2015


Back when baseball was the national sport and every little kid dreamed of playing in the bigs, Yogi Berra was one of the players everyone knew about. He played 19 seasons, was the American League MVP three times, caught the only perfect game in post season play, and then went on to a career as a coach and a manager.

But that's not what people remember him for. People remember the famous "Yogi-isms". The things he said that made sense while sounding nonsensical.

While Yogi suits up for his first game on the field of dreams, here's a few of of my favorites.
You wouldn’t have won if we’d beaten you.
A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.
I usually take a two-hour nap from one to four.
It gets late early out here.
Baseball is 90% mental and the other half is physical.
When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.

--Yogi Berra


Bob said...

Here is a story about the reaction to Yogi's death by his best friend, Joe Garagiola, probably the man who was more responsible for making "Yogi-isms" famous than anyone else. They grew up together in St. Louis in what was then known as "Dago Hill," and stayed friends for the rest of their lives.

Brigid said...

He was truly one of a kind and will be sorely missed.