The Funniest Yogi Berra Quotes of All Time

The Funniest Yogi Berra Quotes of All Time

As one of the best baseball players who ever lived, Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra was a superstar in every way. Berra played 19 seasons in the majors and spent just one year not playing for the New York Yankees.

An 18-time All-Star, Berra won a whopping 10 World Series championships as a player, all with the Yankees.  Widely regarded as one of, if not the best, baseball catchers in history, there is something else Berra is best known for. Better known as “yogi-isms,” Berra is also beloved for dropping some great quotes. 

Switch Hitter

There was always a chance Berra would misuse words.

As Yogi Berra was well-known for misusing words or malapropisms, it’s only fitting to have at least one make this list: “He hits from both sides of the plate. He’s amphibious.

Great Advice

A life lesson from Yogi Berra!

Always go to other people’s funerals; otherwise, they won’t go to yours.” A little tongue-in-cheek humor from Yogi!

Pizza Cutting

Yogi Berra
Baseball players don’t need to be good at cutting pizza slices.

You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.” Obviously, the pizza size doesn’t change no matter the number of slices.

Mental Baseball

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Everyone should give 180% to whatever they love.

Yogi wasn’t wrong on the first part of this quote, but his math might need some checking. “Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical.” Some things are worth giving 180%.”


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To be fair, this is an accurate thing to say.

One of the most famous Yogi Berra quotes: “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up somewhere else.”

Fork in the Road

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Always take the fork in the road according to Berra.

Yet another laugh-out-loud quote from Yogi: “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

Not a Slump

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Never tell a ball player they are in a hitting slump.

Yogi famously yelled at someone who said he was in a hitting slump, “Slump? I ain’t in no slump! I just ain’t hitting.

Monetary Things

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Nickels, dimes, they’re all the same to Yogi.

Another example of something we can call “Yogi Berra math” is his quote on things losing their value: “A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.” This sounds about right!

Encyclopedia and School

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This is a typical Yogi Berra word mixup.

I’m not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.” Oh, Yogi, if only it were that simple.

Too Crowded

Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees
In some strange way, this makes sense.

In typical Yogi fashion, he said, “No one goes there nowadays, it’s too crowded.” This is exactly what Yogi would say.

Two Activities

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I can’t do this either, Yogi.

How can you think and hit at the same time?” Same Yogi, same.


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Yogi Berra throws out the first pitch at the World Series.

Another Yogi-ism that lives on: “It was impossible to get a conversation going; everybody was talking too much.

Switching Bats

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Yogi Berra at Shea Stadium closing ceremonies.

Yogi knows exactly how to get himself out of a hitting slump: “I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, I know it isn’t my fault that I’m not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?

On Posterity

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Yogi Berra at home plate during the season he played for the Mets.

Oh, Yogi, if only it were this easy. “I always thought that record would stand until it was broken.”

Answering Questions

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Yogi Berra and former Yankee manager Joe Torre.

When asked a question Yogi didn’t know the answer to: “I wish I had an answer to that because I’m tired of answering that question.

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