Berra with the New York Yankees in 1953
|Catcher / Outfielder / Manager|
|Born: (1925-05-12)May 12, 1925
St. Louis, Missouri
|Died: September 22, 2015(2015-09-22) (aged 90)
West Caldwell, New Jersey
I liked George Weiss when he was with the Yankees. He loved the Old Timers’ Day. He loved it. And he invited all these people to come, all these players to come.
I liked St. Louis, when they were in the American League, because that was going home. I had all my family and friends there.
I wish I had an answer to that because I’m tired of answering that question.
Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.
In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.
You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.
If people don’t want to come out to the ball park, nobody’s gonna stop ’em.
If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
If you get a guy that can play a couple positions, it helps you out a real lot.
A lot of guys go, ‘Hey, Yog, say a Yogi-ism.’ I tell ’em, ‘I don’t know any.’ They want me to make one up. I don’t make ’em up. I don’t even know when I say it. They’re the truth. And it is the truth. I don’t know.
I’m not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.
You should always go to other people’s funerals; otherwise, they won’t come to yours.
I always got nervous the nights we played in the World Series. First pitch, I was nervous. Then after that, forget it; I’d start playing.
It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much.
If I didn’t make it in baseball, I won’t have made it workin’. I didn’t like to work.
Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.
I’m a lucky guy and I’m happy to be with the Yankees. And I want to thank everyone for making this night necessary.
If the people don’t want to come out to the ballpark, nobody’s going to stop them.
Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.
I enjoy now doing what I do… playing golf, relaxing a little, enjoying life.
I tell the kids, somebody’s gotta win, somebody’s gotta lose. Just don’t fight about it. Just try to get better.
I don’t blame the players today for the money. I blame the owners. They started it. They wanna give it to ’em? More power to ’em.
If people don’t want to come to the ballpark, how are you going to stop them?
I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn’t my fault that I’m not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?
You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.
There are some people who, if they don’t already know, you can’t tell ’em.
You don’t have to swing hard to hit a home run. If you got the timing, it’ll go.
I’m lucky. Usually you’re dead to get your own museum, but I’m still alive to see mine.
Mickey Mantle was a very good golfer, but we weren’t allowed to play golf during the season; only at spring training.