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    It ain't over till it's over; Yogi Berra dead age 90

    Baseball's iconic character, Yogi Berra, died yesterday aged 90, it has been announced by the Yankees and the Yogi Berra Museum in New Jersey.

    Yogi Berra, one of baseball’s greatest catchers and characters, who as a player was a mainstay of 10 Yankee championship teams and as a manager led both the Yankees and Mets to the World Series — but who may be more widely known as an ungainly but lovable cultural figure, inspiring a cartoon character and issuing a seemingly limitless supply of unwittingly witty epigrams known as Yogi-isms — died on Tuesday. He was 90...

    “When you come to a fork in the road, take it,” he said, giving directions to his house. Either path, it turned out, got you there....

    Whether Berra actually uttered the many things attributed to him, or was the first to say them, or phrased them precisely the way they were reported, has long been a matter of speculation. Berra himself published a book in 1998 called “The Yogi Book: I Really Didn’t Say Everything I Said!”...
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/24/sp...=tw-share&_r=1
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    Yogi-isms

    Some of the more widely quoted philosophy of Yogi Berra

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the more widely quoted philosophy of Yogi Berra, the New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher who died Tuesday at age 90:

    On his approach to at-bats: ''You can't think and hit at the same time.''

    On selecting a restaurant: ''Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded.''

    On economics: ''A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore.''

    On the 1973 Mets: ''We were overwhelming underdogs.''

    On how events sometimes seem to repeat themselves ''It's deja vu all over again!'' ...

    http://my.xfinity.com/articles/sport...ro_media_berra

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    Very big Yankee fan and very sad today.Goodbye Yogi,you are a true American hero.

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    Rest in peace, Yogi.

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    Very big Mets fan here, very sad day today, RIP Yogi. Your legacy and Yogi-isms will live on.

    http://yogiberramuseum.org/

    "If You Don't Know Where You're Going, You'll Probably End Up Somewhere Else." - Yogi Berra

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    Associated Press accidentally reported 'Yogi Bear' had died.It was only up for a minute before it was corrected but that was long enough for someone to catch the screenshot. Media is reporting the slip-up quite widely now, but AP don't seem to be saying anything.

    I think Yogi would have come up with a great wisecrack about this, if he'd still been here.

    http://jimromenesko.com/2015/09/23/a...gi-berra-obit/
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    Small ceremony for Yogi before the game at Rogers Stadium in Toronto,Yankees vs. Bluejays.

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    I woke up to this news, and cried as I read through the story of his life.

    RIP Yogi
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    #8, leaping on Larsen; pure joy.


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    Yogi played in 75 World Series games,most in MLB history and will never be broken.


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    Yogi died 69 years to the day after making his MLB debut. He was also a D-Day veteran. Younger fans may know Yogi best for his confusing yet oddly wise philosophy. My favorite is "The future ain't what it used to be". Before Yogi became a beloved ambassador of baseball and a successful major league manager, he was a great Hall of Fame catcher. Of all his accomplishments, what stands out most for me is his striking out only 56 times more than he hit home runs in his career. He was one of the greatest bad ball hitters the game has ever known. Tributes have been pouring in all day, and the common theme is that Yogi was one of the kindest men ever who treated everyone the same, from the clubhouse equipment man to the biggest star or team owner.

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    Smarter than your average Berra

    As far as I know, Yogi was the only MLB player -- of over 15,000 since its inception in 1871 -- to whom the name and personality of a well-known cartoon character alluded:

    Yogi Bear's name was similar to that of contemporary baseball star Yogi Berra, who was known for his amusing quotes, such as "half the lies they tell about me aren't true." Berra sued Hanna-Barbera for defamation, but their management claimed that the similarity of the names was just a coincidence. Berra withdrew his suit, but the defense was considered implausible and sources now report that Berra was the inspiration for the name. At the time Yogi Bear first hit TV screens, Yogi Berra was a household name. [Wikipedia]



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