36 Best Yogi Berra Sayings and Isms

Yogi Berra is an American professional baseball catch, manager, and coach that participated in more than 19 seasons of Major League Baseball. Berra was a ten time World Series champion as a player and 18-time All Star. Here is a look at some of the best Yogi Berra sayings and isms.

A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.

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

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

He hits from both sides of the plate. He’s amphibious.

How can you think and hit at the same time?

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?

I never said most of the things I said.

I tell the kids, somebody’s gotta win, somebody’s gotta lose. Just don’t fight about it. Just try to get better.

I usually take a two-hour nap from one to four.

I’m lucky. Usually you’re dead to get your own museum, but I’m still alive to see mine.

I’m not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.

If I didn’t make it in baseball, I won’t have made it workin’. I didn’t like to work.

If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be.

If you ask me anything I don’t know, I’m not going to answer.

It ain’t over till it’s over.

It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility.

It gets late early out here.

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

It’s like déjà vu all over again.

Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.

Never answer an anonymous letter.

No one goes there nowadays, it’s too crowded.

Pair up in threes.

So I’m ugly. I never saw anyone hit with his face.

Take it with a grin of salt.

The future ain’t what it used to be.

The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase.

We have deep depth.

We made too many wrong mistakes.

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

Why buy good luggage, you only use it when you travel.

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

You can observe a lot by just watching.

You don’t have to swing hard to hit a home run. If you got the timing, it’ll go.

You wouldn’t have won if we’d beaten you.

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

Yogi Berra discusses his famous Yogi-isms and how many of his phrases and sayings have resonated with others.

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