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!"
  • Andruw Jones - "Merry old Andruw, keeping up with the Joneses!"
  • Derek Jeter - "A Jeterinan Swing / El Capitan!"
  • Robinson Cano - "Robbie Cano, Don't Ya Know!"
  • Russell Martin - "Oh Russell shows some muscle!"
  • Hideki Matusi - "A Thiller from Godzilla!"
  • Bobby Abrea - "El Comedulce!"
  • Jason Giambi - "The Giambino!"
  • Tino Martinez - "The Bam-Tino!"
  • Bernie Willliams - "Bernie Goes Boom / Bern Baby Bern!"
  • Johnny Damon - "Positively 'Damonic'. Johnny Rocket!"
  • Curtis Granderson - "Something Sort of Grandish, Oh The Grandy Man Can, The Grandy Man Can!"
  • Nick Swisher - "Swishilicious!"
  • Jorge Posada - "Georgie Juiced One!"
  • Gleybar Torres - "This is Gleyber Day! And he is the Gleyber of the month!"
  • Raul Ibanez - "Raul, oh so cool!"
  • Miguel Andujar - " Andujar hit it far! And he's getting Miggy with it!"
  • Brian McCann - "Ohhh, McCann can, yes, McCann can!"
  • John Ryan Murphy - "John Ryan sends one flyin' or that was Ryan's hope!"
  • Dean Anna - "Oh Anna, is on the Deans list!"
  • Brian Roberts - "Bye Bye Brian!"
  • Carlos Beltran - "un correazo by Beltran (a belting by Beltran)!"
  • Chris Young - "Younger than springtime. Chris forever young!"
  • Greg Bird - "Bye Bye Birdie, The Birdman of New York!"
  • Gary Sanchez - "Gary is scary, Sanchez serves one!"
  • Clint Frazier - "Downtown goes Frazier! That Fraizah will amaze ya!"
  • Aaron Judge - "Here comes the judge, on judgment day!"
  • Bret Gardner - "Oh, Gardy goes yardy."
  • Giancarlo Stanton - "Giancarlo, non si può stoparlo! It is a Stantonian home run."
  • Ronald Torreyes - "Torreyes is terrific, bonnie Ronnie!"
  • Adeiny Hechavarria - "Hechavarria! Mamma Mia!"
  • Brandon Drury - "Aaron's the Judge, but Brandon's the Drury!"
  • Troy Tulowitzki - "Tulo-hit-zki, the man of Troy!"
  • Andrew McCutchen - "Cutch in the clutch!"
  • Shane Robinson - "Here's to you, Mr. Robinson!"
  • Luke Voit - "Luke here, Voit is adroit!"
  • Gio Urshela - "Gio Urshela a most happy fella!"
  • Mike Ford - "There's a Ford in your future. Mike is Ford tough!"
  • Dustin Ackley - "Dustin goes bustin'!"
  • Tyler Wade - "Tyler waded into that pitch!"
  • Kyle Higashioka - "Higashioka, the home run stroker!"
  • Ji-Man Choi - "Ji-Man is a He-Man! Oh boy, oh Choi!"
  • Austin Romine - "Romie, my homie!" | "Austin POWERS one!"
  • Neil Walker - "Neil Walker, the home run corker, hits one to the seats!"
  • Chris Carter - "Carter hits it harder!"
  • Matt Holliday - "Happy Holliday! Happy Holliday! Matt has bat!"
  • Billy Butler - "Yes, the Butler did it!"
  • Chris Parmelee - "Parm does harm!"
  • Tyler Austin - "Tyler a yellow ribbon on that one, Austin powers one!"
  • Jose Pirela - "Jose Pirela, he's a happy fella!"
  • Slade Heathcott - "A heat shot from Heathcott!"
  • Garrett Jones - "Jones leaves his Garrett!"
  • Stephen Drew - "Stephen Drew! How do you do! He sends a 'Drewskie' to the fans."
  • Mark Texeria - "A Text Message from Mark Texeria / You're on the Mark, Teixeira!"
  • Brendan Ryan - “That was Ryan's Hope!”
  • Chris Young - "Younger than springtime! Forever young!"
  • Martin Prado - "Martin is keen. He is the Prado of the Yankees!"
  • Brian Roberts - "Bye bye Brian!"
  • Jesus Montero - "Jesus is on the loose!"
  • Todd Frazier - "The Toddfather, in Todd we trust!"
  • Rob Refsnyder - "Rob Refsnyder has Seoul!"
  • Aaron Hicks - "Hicks hits one to the sticks, Aaron hammers one!"
  • Starlin Castro - "He is Darlin' Starlin!"
  • Chase Headley - "You can bank on Chase. Headley is deadly!"
  • Zelous Wheeler - "Oh, wheels up Zelous!"
  • Alphonso Soriano - "Sori, RIGHT number!"
  • Yangervis Solarte - "Never nervous Solarte, Solarte, whoa-oh!"
  • Jacoby Ellsbury - "Jacoby Ellsburies it, a jake from Jacoby!"
  • Kelly Johnson - "Kelly killed it!"
  • Mark Reynolds - “You're on the Mark, Reynolds!”
  • Zoilo Almonte - "You know what (opposing city)'s thinking: Curses, Zoiled again!"
  • David Adams - "David is Goliath!"
  • Travis Hafner - “Travis becomes a Pronx Bomber! A Hafner Homer!”
  • Vernon Wells - “The Bronx is Vernon! Wells rings the bells!”
  • Lyle Overbay - “Lyle hits it a mile!”
  • Brennan Boesch - “BB hits a BB! That’s Boesch, by gosh!”
  • Chris Stewart - "Stewart Chris-tens the seats!"
  • Ichiro Suzuki - “Ichiro, the Yankees’ rising son, says sayonara!”
  • Ben Francisco - “He opened his Golden Gates and hit it into the seats! Hey! It’s a Ben Francisco Treat!”
  • Kevin Youkilis - “It’s a nuke from Youk!”
  • Eduardo Nunez - “Nuney to the mooney!”
  • Lance Berkman - "Sir Lancelot rides to the rescue! C'est lui! C'est lui!"
  • Jesus Montero - "Jesus has been turned loose!"
  • Mike Tauchman - “Tauchman the Sockman!”
  • D J LeMahieu -
  • Didi Gregorius - "Yes indeedy, Gregorius makes Yankee fans euphorious and uproarious!"
  • Melky Cabrera - "The 'Melk Man' Delivers, That's the Melky Way!"



  • 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.