Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Yogi Berra Dies at 90

SEPT. 23, 2015

Yogi Berra, one of baseball’s greatest catchers and characters, who as a player was a mainstay of 10 Yankee championship teams and as a manager led both the Yankees and Mets to the World Series — but who may be more widely known as an ungainly but lovable cultural figure, inspiring a cartoon character and issuing a seemingly limitless supply of unwittingly witty epigrams known as Yogi-isms — died on Tuesday. He was 90.

His death was reported by the Yankees and by the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Little Falls, N.J. Before moving to an assisted living facility in nearby West Caldwell, in 2012, Berra had lived for many years in neighboring Montclair... the rest image

Yogi Berra's most famous quotes: The wit and wisdom of the late Yankees legend  At a charity event at a Staten Island golf course years ago, a reporter engaged Yogi Berra in a conversation about his Yankees, who had just lost a mid-summer series to the then-cellar-dwelling Kansas City Royals.

He was trying to note how the Yankees were able to beat teams with good records but didn't fare well against others with poor records. And then it happened:

"The lousy teams are good this year," Berra said in a true Yogi-ism.

"It ain't over 'til it's over"
"It's deja vu all over again"
"When you come to a fork in the road ... take it"
"I usually take a two hour nap from one to four"
"Never answer an anonymous letter"
"I didn't really say everything I said"
"I want to thank you for making this day necessary"
"We made too many wrong mistakes"
"You can observe a lot by watching"
"The future ain't what it used to be"
"It gets late early out here"
"If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be"
"If the people don't want to come out to the ballpark,
nobody's going to stop them"
"Pair up in threes"
"Why buy good luggage, you only use it when you travel"


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