Yogi Berra was born on May 12, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri. He played almost his entire career for the New York Yankees and was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. He was one of only four players to be named the Most Valuable Player of the American League three times, and one of only six managers to lead both American and National League teams to the World Series.
Berra dropped out of school in the eighth grade, and while greatly loved, it kinda showed. He developed quite a list of “Yogi isms” including hilarious quotes such as, “Baseball is 90% mental — the other half is physical.” and “You give 100 percent in the first half of the game, and if that isn’t enough in the second half you give what’s left.” Those are actually my personal favorites and they made me laugh so hard, I shed a few tears.
Other “Yogi isms”:
“Do you mean now?” — When asked for the time.
“I take a two hour nap, from one o’clock to four.”
“You should always go to other people’s funerals; otherwise, they won’t come to yours.”
“I didn’t really say everything I said.”
Below is a great commercial for Aflac starring our very own Yogi Berra and his “Yogi isms”. Awesome commercial, unless of course, you are the duck.