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Yogi Berra

October 6, 2015

Yogi was one of the great personalities of our time transcending the sport he played in.  He has the most World Series rings of anyone, probably had the lowest percentage of strike-outs to plate appearances (about 5%) of any full-time player; was a three time Most Valuable Player and an All Star 15 times; served America admirably in World War II; and his colloquialisms have become part of our language and lore.  May he Rest in Peace!

Drawing by East Brunswick, NJ artist Don Bloom.

Drawing by East Brunswick, NJ artist Don Bloom.

Following is some of his number sense we can enjoy:

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.

I usually take a two hour nap, from one o’clock to four. // When asked what he did in the afternoon of a night game.

If the fellow who lost it was poor, I’d return it. // When asked what he would do if he found a million dollars

Ninety percent of this game is half mental. // Yogi Berra explaining the game of baseball

You’d better make it six.  I don’t think I can eat eight slices. // When asked how he wanted his pizza cut

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    October 6, 2015 12:26 pm


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