Quotes

These quotes are all supposedly to have been uttered by Yogi over the years!


  • It ain't over 'til it's over.
  • Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded.
  • The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase.
  • There are some people who, if they don't already know, you can't tell 'em.
  • We have deep depth.
  • You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six.
  • For a spring training drill, Yogi instructed his players to: 'Pair off in threes.'
  • Reporter: 'What would you do if you found a million dollars?' Yogi: 'If the guy was poor, I'd give it back.'
  • It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.
  • I knew I was going to take the wrong train, so I left early.
  • If I didn't wake up, I'd still be sleeping.
  • You give 100% in the first half of the game, and if that isn't enough, in the second half you give what's left.
  • If you can't imitate him, don't copy him.
  • 90% of the putts that are short don't go in.
  • Texas has a lot of electrical votes.
  • Why buy good luggage? You only use it when you travel.
  • Never answer an anonymous letter.
  • I usually take a two hour nap from one to four.
  • It's deja vu all over again.
  • When you come to a fork in the road....Take it.
  • You can observe a lot by watching.
  • When asked what time is was..you mean now?
  • At Yogi Berra's Hall Of Fame acceptance speach: 'I want to thank you for making this day necessary.'
  • If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be.
  • Yogi on the 1969 NY Mets.....'overwhelming underdogs'
  • If the people don't want to come out to the ballpark, nobody's going to stop them.
  • On why NY lost the 1960 series to Pittsburgh 'We made too many wrong mistakes.'
  • The future ain't what it used to be.
  • It gets late early out here.
  • I didn't really say everything I said.
  • Slump? I ain't in no slump. I just ain't hitting.
  • Think? How the hell are you gonna think and hit at the same time?
  • The other teams could make trouble for us if they win.
  • You wouldn't have won if we'd beaten you.
  • Always go to other perople's funerals otherwise they won't come to yours.
  • A nickle ain't worth a dime anymore.
  • Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.
  • Congratulations. I knew the record would stand until it was broken.
  • Half the lies they tell about me aren't true.
  • He hits from both sides of the plate. He's amphibious. Yogi Berra
  • Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.
  • I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.
  • If you ask me anything I don't know, I'm not going to answer.
  • If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
  • It ain't the heat, it's the humility.
  • It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much.
  • It's pretty far, but it doesn't seem like it.

Quotes from Yankee Radio announcer John Sterling. They are funny, colorful and all his own. They are for Yankees past and present.


  • Alex Rodriquez - An A Bomb from A Rod / Alexander the Great
  • Derek Jeter - A Jeterinan Swing / El Capitan
  • Robinson Cano - Robbie Cano, Don't Ya Know
  • Mark Texeria - A Text Message from Mark Texeria / You're on the Mark, Teixeira
  • Jorge Posada - Georgie Juiced One
  • Nick Swisher - Swishilicious
  • Curtis Granderson - Something Sort of Grandish, Oh The Grandy Man Can, The Grandy Man Can
  • Johnny Damon - Positively 'Damonic'. Johnny Rocket
  • Bernie Willliams - Bernie Goes Boom / Bern Baby Bern
  • Tino Martinez - The Bam-Tino
  • Jason Giambi - The Giambino
  • Bobby Abrea - El Comedulce
  • Hideki Matusi - A Thiller from Godzilla
  • Melky Cabrera - The 'Melk Man' Delivers, That's the Melky Way
  • Russell Martin - Oh Russell shows some muscle
  • Andruw Jones - Merry old Andruw, keeping up with the Joneses
  • Jesus Montero - Jesus is on the loose
  • Raul Ibanez - Raul, oh so cool
  • Kelly Johnson - Kelly killed it
  • Brian McCann - Ohhh, McCann can, yes, McCann can
  • Brian Roberts - Bye Bye Brian
  • Alphonso Soriano - Sori, RIGHT number
  • John Ryan Murphy - John Ryan sends one flyin' or that was Ryan's hope
  • Carlos Beltran - un correazo by Beltran (a belting by Beltran)
  • Yangervis Solarte - Never nervous Solarte, Solarte, whoa-oh
  • Dean Anna - Oh Anna, is on the Deans list
  • Zelous Wheeler - Oh, wheels up Zelous
  • Chase Headley - You can bank on Chase. Headley is deadly.
  • Stephen Drew - Stephen Drew, how do you do.
  • Chris Young - Younger than springtime. Chris forever young
  • Jacoby Ellsbury - Jacoby Ellsburies it, a jake from Jacoby
  • Greg Bird - Bye Bye Birdie, The Birdman of New York
  • Starlin Castro - He is Darlin' Starlin
  • Gary Sanchez - Gary is scary, Sanchez serves one
  • Aaron Judge - Here comes the judge, on judgment day
  • Aaron Hicks - Hicks hits one to the sticks, Aaron hammers one
  • Tyler Austin - Tyler a yellow ribbon on that one, Austin powers one
  • Didi Gregorius - Yes indeedy, Gregorius makes Yankee fans euphorious and uproarious.
  • Austin Romine - Austin powers one
  • Rob Refsnyder - Rob Refsnyder has Seoul
  • Ronald Torreyes - Torreyes is terrific, bonnie Ronnie
  • Todd Frazier - The Toddfather, in Todd we trust
  • Clint Frazier - Downtown goes Frazier



  • I got players with bad watches - they can't tell midnight from noon.
  • I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks during batting practice.
  • If we're going to win the pennant, we've got to start thinking we're not as good as we think we are.
  • It's wonderful to meet so many friends that I didn't used to like.
  • I was not successful as a ball player, as it was a game of skill.
  • If you're playing baseball and thinking about managing, you're crazy. You'd be better off thinking about being an owner.
  • Never make predictions, especially about the future.
  • Now there's three things you can do in a baseball game: You can win or you can lose or it can rain.
  • Oldtimers, weekends, and airplane landings are alike. If you can walk away from them, they're successful.
  • Son, we'd like to keep you around this season but we're going to try and win a pennant.
  • The secret of successful managing is to keep the five guys who hate you away from the four guys who haven't made up their minds.
  • Sure I played, did you think I was born at the age of 70 sitting in a dugout trying to manage guys like you?
  • The team has come along slow but fast.
  • There comes a time in every man's life, and I've had plenty of them.
  • They say Yogi Berra is funny. Well, he has a lovely wife and family, a beautiful home, money in the bank, and he plays golf with millionaires. What's funny about that?
  • They say some of my stars drink whiskey, but I have found that ones who drink milkshakes don't win many ball games.
  • Being with a woman all night never hurt no professional baseball player. It's staying up all night looking for a woman that does him in.
  • Don't drink in the hotel bar, that's where I do my drinking.
  • Don't cut my throat, I may want to do that later myself.
  • All I ask is that you bust your heiny on that field.
  • All right everyone, line up alphabetically according to your height
  • Been in this game one-hundred years, but I see new ways to lose 'em I never knew existed before.
  • I came in here and a fella asked me to have a drink. I said I don't drink. Then another fella said hear you and Joe DiMaggio aren't speaking and I said I'll take that drink.
  • I don't know if he throws a spitball but he sure spits on the ball.
  • Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story.
  • Good pitching will always stop good hitting and vice-versa.
  • I don't like them fellas who drive in two runs and let in three.
  • Most ball games are lost, not won.
  • The Yankees don't pay me to win every day, just two out of three.
  • The trick is growing up without growing old.
  • They told me my services were no longer desired because they wanted to put in a youth program as an advance way of keeping the club going. I'll never make the mistake of being seventy again.
  • When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.
  • You have to have a catcher because if you don't you're likely to have a lot of passed balls.
  • You have to go broke three times to learn how to make a living.
  • You gotta learn that if you don't get it by midnight, chances are you ain't gonna get it, and if you do, it ain't worth it.
  • You got to get twenty-seven outs to win.
  • Without losers, where would the winners be?
  • You gotta lose 'em some of the time. When you do, lose 'em right.