The 17 most memorable quotes from Yankees legend Yogi Berra

New York Yankees legend Yogi Berra has died at 90 years old.

The catcher was a 15-time All Star and 10-time World Series champion, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1972, according to AFP.

He was also well-known for his goofy sayings.

Berra might never have said some of the quotes that have been attributed to him for years, but he’s remembered for them all the same.

“Whether Berra actually uttered the many things attributed to him, or was the first to say them, or phrased them precisely the way they were reported, has long been a matter of speculation,” Bruce Weber wrote in The New York Times. “But the Yogi-isms testified to a character – goofy and philosophical, flighty and down to earth – that came to define the man.”


“Pair up in threes.”


“All pitchers are liars or crybabies.”

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Former New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra, who won three MVPs and 10 World Series, throws out the ceremonial first pitch to Ramiro Pena before Game 3 of their MLB American League Division Series baseball playoffs against the Minnesota Twins in New York October 9, 2010.
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REUTERS/Mike Segar

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


“It’s déjà vu all over again.”

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Former New York Yankee Yogi Berra stands at home plate before the final regular season MLB American League baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, September 21, 2008.
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REUTERS/Mike Segar

“You can observe a lot by watching.”


“We made too many wrong mistakes.”

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26 Jun 1998: Former Yankee Yogi Berra throws the first pitch to start the interleague game between the New York Mets and the New York Yankees at Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York.
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Al Bello / Allsport

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

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Former New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra (R) tips his hat as he is introduced before the Philadelphia Phillies and Yankees MLB spring training game at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida, February 26, 2011.
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REUTERS/Steve Nesius

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

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New York Yankees Hall of Famer Yogi Berra waves to the fans from a vintage car as he is honored at “Yogi Berra Day” before the Yankees played against the Montreal Expos July 18 at Yankee Stadium.
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Reuters

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

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Former New York Mets manager Yogi Berra waves as he passes home plate during ceremonies after the final regular season MLB National League baseball game at Shea Stadium in New York, September 28, 2008.
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REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine

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

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New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner (R) sits with (from back L) former Yankee Phil Rizzuto, New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Carmen Berra and former Yankee great Yogi Berra during a memorial service for the late Joe DiMaggio at New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral, April 23.
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Reuters

“A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.”

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New York Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild (L-R), MLB Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra and manager Joe Girardi watch CC Sabathia throw batting practice during an early morning workout at the team’s spring training camp at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida, February 24, 2011.
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REUTERS/Steve Nesius

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

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Former New York Yankees’ Yogi Berra waves to the crowd before the Yankees home opener spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida, March 3, 2010.
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REUTERS/Steve Nesius

“We were overwhelming underdogs.”

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Former New York Yankees’ Tino Martinez (L), Goose Gossage (2nd L) and Reggie Jackson (R) look on as Derek Jeter (C) lifts the 2009 World Series championship trophy above Yogi Berra’s head before a spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida, March 3, 2010.
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REUTERS/Steve Nesius

“It gets late early out here.”

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New York Yankee great Yogi Berra (L), U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (C) and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of U.S. vice president Joe Biden, applaud as retired U.S. Army Captain Tony Odierno (not in photo) throws out the first pitch prior to Game 1 of the 2009 Major League Baseball World Series between the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies in New York, October 28, 2009.
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REUTERS/Mike Segar

“It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility.”

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Hall of Famer Yogi Berra tips his cap during introductions for the 65th Old Timers’ Day game before the New York Yankees MLB interleague baseball game with the Colorado Rockies at Yankee Stadium in New York, June 26, 2011.
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REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine

“I never said most of the things I said.”

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New York Yankees Hall of Famer Yogi Berra gestures before throwing out the first pitch at opening day ceremonies April 12 at Yankee Stadium.
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Reuters

“It ain’t over ’til it’s over.”

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New York Yankees Jorge Posada (20) embraces former Yankee Yogi Berra before the final regular season MLB American League baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, September 21, 2008.
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REUTERS/Mike Segar

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