The People, The History, The Culture
(Lawrence Peter Berra)
May 12, 1925
Born on "The Hill" which is the largest Little Italy section of St. Louis, Missouri. In 1942, Yogi was playing minor league baseball and was approached by then Cardinals General Manager Branch Rickey. Yogi turned the Cardinals down, but the Yankees signed him, and history was made. He is credited with driving in 23 runs in one day and went on to become a 15 all time All Star, winning the AL Most Valuable Player 3 times in 1951, 1954 and 1955. He has played in 14 World Series games and holds numerous World Series records.
For those who do not know him during the days of the Yankees Micky Mantle and Roger Marist, he is best known for his quotes that somehow make no sense, but all the sense of all...
The future ain't what it used to be
I just want to thank everyone who made this day necessary
I really didn't say everything I said
I wish I had an answer to that because I'm tired of answering that question
If you ask me anything I don't know, I'm not going to answer
You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going, because you might not get there
You wouldn't have won if we'd beaten you
You can observe a lot by watching
When you arrive at a fork in the road, take it
We made too many wrong mistakes
The other teams could make trouble for us if they win
People don't go there anymore. It's too crowded
It's like deja-vu, all over again
It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much
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