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Yogi Berra

Yogi Berra

Full Name: Lawrence Peter Berra

Birthdate: May 12, 1925
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.
Date of Death: September 22, 2015

Occupation: Major League Baseball Coach, Manager, and Player
Profile: Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. The cartoon character Yogi Bear was invented as a twist on his name.

Number of Quotes: 31

A good ball club.
When asked what makes a good baseball team manager.

A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore.

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

I didn't really say everything I said.
Pointing out that he didn't say everything that people think he said.

I thought they said steak dinner, but then I found it was a state dinner...
Regarding a fancy dinner he attended at the White House.

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

I want to thank you for making this day necessary.
Spoken on Yogi Berra day in St Louis in 1947.

I'd say he's done more than that!
When asked if Don Mattingly had exceeded expectations.

If I didn't wake up I'd still be sleeping.

If they don't want to come, you can't stop them.

If you don't know where you're going, you'll wind up somewhere else.

It ain't over 'til it's over.
Commenting about the 1973 National League pennant race.

It gets late early around here...

"...It was hard to have a conversation with anyone; there were so many people talking.
Regarding a fancy dinner he attended at the White House.

It's like déjà vu all over again.
In reference to the number of home runs hit by Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle.

Never answer an anonymous letter.

Ninety percent of the game is half mental.
A general comment on the game of baseball.

Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded.
Commenting on a restaurant in St. Louis called Ruggeri's.

Slump? I ain't in no slump... I just ain't hitting.

Surprise me!
When asked by his wife Carmen where he would like to be buried.

The future ain't what it used to be.

Think! How the hell are you gonna think and hit at the same time?

We have a good time together, even when we're not together.
Talking about his wife Carmen.

We make too many wrong mistakes.

What? You mean right now?
When asked what time it is.

When you get to a fork in the road, take it.
Giving driving instructions to his house.

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

You better make it four, I don't think I could eat eight.
After being asked how many slices should be cut in his pizza.

You can observe a lot by watching.

You don't look so hot yourself.
Replying to the Mayor of New York's wife after being told that he looked cool in his summer suit.

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 is left.

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