September 23rd, 2015 • iizthatiiz
For reasons no one can quite explain, Yogi Berra touched the lives of millions.
He affected American culture well beyond athletics. Beyond his many accomplishments on the ball field, Yogi tapped deeply into common sense America. He represented eternal good cheer and optimism.
Without ever seeking the spotlight, America found it’s way to Yogi.
An American life in words and pictures
“A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.”
“Slump? I ain’t in no slump… I just ain’t hitting.”
“You can observe a lot just by watching.”
“Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical.”
“The future ain’t what it used to be.”
“Pitching always beats batting — and vice-versa.”
“I always thought that record would stand until it was broken.”
“No matter where you go, there you are,”
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”
“You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.”
“You wouldn’t have won if we’d beaten you.”
“Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.”
“I never said half the things I said.”
“It’s like deja-vu, all over again.”
“It ain’t over till it’s over.”