Quotations …..by Yogi Berra

Most people over the age of 50 will recognize the name of Yogi Berra. He was an outstanding catcher for the New York Yankee baseball team from 1946 to 1963. In that span of 17 years he earned 10 World Series Rings; one for each finger. In 1972 Yogi was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame and is still active in baseball at the age of 82.
Many have asked, “How did Lawrence Peter Berra become known as Yogi?” He gave this answer. “A friend of mine saw me sitting on the ground by the dugout with my legs crossed and thought I looked like a Hindu Holy Man – a yogi. It stuck then and it’s still stuck.”
Yogi Berra’s second claim to fame is for being one of the most quoted figures in the sports world. He is credited with coining the deceptively simplistic observation,
“It ain’t over till it’s over.” But he is also known for his flubs. Here is a collection of his notorious flubs.

This is like déjà vu all over again.

You can observe a lot just by watching.

If you can’t imitate him, don’t copy him.

Baseball is 90 % mental – the other half is physical.

Nobody goes there anymore; it’s too crowded.

I take a two hour nap, from one o’clock to four.

If you come to a fork in the road, take it.

If the fans don’t come out to the ball park, you can’t stop them.

The other teams could make trouble for us if they win.

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

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

I made a wrong mistake.

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

I knew I was going to take the wrong train, so I left early.

If I hadn’t woke up, I’d still be sleeping.

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

When asked what he would do if he found a million dollars
I’d find the fellow who lost it, and, if he was poor, I’d return it.

The advertising world soon learned that Yogi was good at making commercials. He was asked to sponsor everything from a chocolate milk drink to soap. He appeared on many television shows and loved to “ham it up” for the audience. He was heard to say, “They give you cash for doing a commercial, which is just as good as money.”

Yogi Berra even has a cartoon character named after him – Yogi Bear