Quotes About Yogi

"While he did mangle a phrase now and then, with Yogi it was important that you listen to what he was saying, not how; and what he said generally made very good sense."
--Donald Honig, New York Mets

"Yogi had the fastest bat I ever saw. He could hit a ball late --that was already past him --and take it out of the park. The pitchers were afraid of him 'cause he'd hit anything... so they didn't know what to throw to him. Yogi had 'em psyched out and he wasn't even trying to psych 'em out."

--Hector Lopez, Yankees outfielder

"They say he's funny. Well, he has a lovely wife and family, a beautiful home, money in the bank, and he plays golf with millionaires. What's so funny about that?"

--Casey Stengel, Yankees manager

"He seemed to be doing everything wrong, yet everything came out right. He stopped everything behind the plate and he hit everything in front of it."

--Mel Ott, Giants manager

"If Yogi had gone to college, they would have made him talk clearer, but not better."

--Nolan Ryan

"Talking to Yogi Berra about baseball is like talking to Homer about the Gods."

--A. Bartlett Giamatti, former Commissioner of Major League Baseball


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