Yogi Berra dies at 90: Here are some of his greatest quotes

L.A. Times sports columnist Bill Plaschke discusses the legendary Yogi Berra and a historic career that will not be soon forgotten.

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Baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra, considered by many to be the greatest catcher in history, died Tuesday at the age of 90, according to officials from Major League Baseball and the Yankees.

Berra spent 19 seasons with the New York Yankees and finished his career with three MVP awards, 15 All-Star game appearances and 12 World Series home runs. He holds the record for most World Series games played with 75.

OBITUARY: Yankees Hall of Famer Yogi Berra dies at 90


However, most people today remember him for his funny quotes. A few of his best:

“It ain’t over till it’s over.”

“It’s deja vu all over again.”

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

“Never answer an anonymous letter.”

“We made too many wrong mistakes.”

“You can observe a lot by watching.”

“The future ain’t what it used to be.”

“If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.”

“It gets late early out here.”

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“If the people don’t want to come out to the ballpark, nobody’s going to stop them.”

“Baseball is 90% mental. The other half is physical.”

“Pair up in threes.”

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

“Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.”


Farewell to Yogi Berra, a man of the people