What were some of Yogi Berra's most famous Yogi-isms?

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In summary: You can observe a lot by watching.""The future ain't what it used to be.""It's deja vu all over again.""Ninety percent of the game is half mental."
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Yankees legend Yogi Berra dies at 90

Yogi Berra, Yankee Who Built His Stardom 90 Percent on Skill and Half on Wit, Dies at 90
Yogi Berra, one of baseball’s greatest catchers and characters, who as a player was a mainstay of 10 Yankees championship teams and as a manager led both the Yankees and the Mets to the World Series . . .

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When Phil Rizzuto became ill toward the end of his life, he was put in an assisted living facility, which was about 30 minutes away from where Yogi lived. And every single day, because teammates were important to him, he would drive there, and he would play cards with Phil. And then when Phil would start to fall asleep, Yogi would hold his hand and when Phil would finally go to sleep, that’s when Yogi would leave. Every day. That’s what teammates meant to him.

Johnny Bench (Cincinnati Reds, 1967 to 1983) posted a telegram from Berra, when Bench broke Berra's home run record. Both were catchers.
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Coincidentally, just the day before, I was talking with a colleague about the timeline for finishing a project. It turned out there's no real deadline for it, so we agreed, "OK, then it ain't over till it's over."

Now it really is over for him. :oldfrown:
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I'll never forget his transcendent advice, "When you come to a fork in the road, take it."
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While Yogi "did not say everything he said " , another one attributed to him was:

" Nobody goes there any more, it is too crowded"
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While Yogi "did not say everything he said " , another one attributed to him was:

" Nobody goes there any more, it is too crowded"
Probably my favorite "Yogi-ism."

Some more:
"It gets late early out here."
"It's deja vu all over again."
"You can observe a lot by watching."
"If you don't know where you're going, you might not get there."
"Ninety percent of the game is half mental."
"The future ain't what it used to be."
"If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be."
From the book, "When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It!", by Yogi Berra, with Dave Kaplan

Related to What were some of Yogi Berra's most famous Yogi-isms?

1. Who was Yogi Berra?

Yogi Berra was a professional baseball player, coach, and manager who played for the New York Yankees for 19 seasons. He is considered one of the greatest catchers in baseball history and is a 13-time World Series champion.

2. When did Yogi Berra pass away?

Yogi Berra passed away on September 22, 2015 at the age of 90.

3. What were Yogi Berra's most famous quotes?

Yogi Berra was known for his witty and often confusing sayings, which became known as "Yogi-isms." Some of his most famous quotes include "It ain't over 'til it's over" and "When you come to a fork in the road, take it."

4. How did Yogi Berra impact the world of baseball?

Yogi Berra's impact on the world of baseball is immeasurable. He was a 3-time MVP, 18-time All-Star, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. He also holds the record for the most World Series appearances by any player.

5. How is Yogi Berra remembered today?

Yogi Berra is remembered as a legendary baseball player and one of the most beloved figures in the sport. He is also remembered for his humorous personality and iconic quotes, which continue to be referenced and admired by fans and players alike.