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Born Lawrence Peter Berra, Yogi Berra was a baseball legend.

One of the greatest catchers in MLB history, Berra was the three times winner of the American League Most Valuable Player Award, won 10 World Championships as a player and boasts another 18 All-Star wins.

Berra was born in a family of Italian immigrants. He loved sports ever since he was a little boy and even though he had to drop out of school to help his family, he still found time to develop his talent as a baseball player.

If you’re wondering about the origins of Berra’s nickname, the famous player was first called “Yogi” by a childhood friend who told him that he sat like an Indian snake charmer after losing a game.

Yogi Berra was also widely known for his malapropisms. His comments on life and baseball, also known as “Yogi-isms”, were published in Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations — the most widely distributed collection of quotes.

Here are 15 funny Yogi Berra quotes that will make you laugh and learn some valuable lessons in life.


A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.

You can observe a lot by watching.


We have a good time together, even when we’re not together.

It ain’t over ’til it’s over.

I guess the first thing I should do is thank everybody who made this day necessary.

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

The future ain’t what it used to be.

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


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

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

You should always go to other people’s funerals. Otherwise, they won’t come to yours.

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

If you can’t imitate him, don’t copy him.

There are some people who, if they don’t already know, you can’t tell ’em.

I never said most of the things I said. Then again, I might have said ’em, but you never know.