Yogi Berra, Dead at 90

Yogi BerraYogi Berra was 90. He spent almost all of his 19-year career with the New York Yankees, winning the World Series 13 times and MVP award thrice.

His famous Yogi-isms are still heard daily. Here's a selection:

  • It ain't over till it's over
  • It's like deja-vu all over again
  • It ain't the heat; it's the humility
  • Baseball is 90% mental - the other half is physical
  • I never said most of the things I said... Take it with a grin of salt
  • If you don't know where you're going, you might end up some place else
  • He hits from both sides of the plate. He's amphibious
  • You can observe a lot by watching
  • The future ain't what it used to be
  • Never answer an anonymous letter
  • When you come to a fork in the road, take it
  • I always thought that record would stand until it was broken
  • If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be
  • Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't go to yours


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Just cut the pizza in four slices I don't think I can eat 6

September 23, 2015 @ 8:35 AM

the brother

unrelated....hey Mike is it true Darren B Lamb has left chumfm to be your permanent co-host onthe podcast? please confirm. he is out at chumfm, he even called in this morning to say see ya.


September 23, 2015 @ 9:28 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@the brother

That's way unrelated. That's what the Open Mikes are for!

Does this Lamb sell condos?

September 23, 2015 @ 11:02 AM

Rob J

Definitely transcended sports like few others, but the fact that he really didn't say most of his famous 'quotes' is being ignored or explained away as part of his legend. A real shame that his incredible baseball legacy is being presented as secondary to the 'quotes', cause wow, what an unprecedented career.

September 23, 2015 @ 11:53 AM


Yogi was my Mom's favorite player until the BJays started.
Another Yogi-ism:
"Nobody goes to that restaurant because its always crowded".
He meant a lot to Baseball, the past, the present & the future.

September 23, 2015 @ 6:13 PM

Roger Maris

What a guy. What a guy. Used to love hearing about him as a boy.

Perhaps his quotes are now getting mixed up with Buddha's, Einstein's, 'Osho's,' and Celine Dion's but he came up with some doozies.

September 23, 2015 @ 8:03 PM

Rick C in Oakville

They don't make them like Yogi anymore. Never crass or demeaning (like Trump etc.), and always a hint of innocence in his quotes.

September 23, 2015 @ 8:25 PM

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