Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 1934

Walked to school with Pauline. Then we met Ruth Ray and us kids walked with her to school.

Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra
Born May 12, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri
Major League Baseball catcher, outfielder and manager

Berra played almost his entire 19-year baseball career (1946–1965) for the
New York Yankees. He is one of only four players to be named the Most Valuable
Player of the American League three times and is one of only six managers to lead
both American and National League teams to the World Series. As a player,
coach, or manager, Berra appeared in 21 World Series. He was elected to the
Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972 and is widely regarded as one of the best catchers
to ever play the game.

Of course, no summation would be complete without a few of the pithy comments
known as "Yogiisms." Some examples:

"It ain't over till it's over" - In July 1973, when Berra's Mets trailed the
Chicago Cubs by 9½ games in the National League East; the Mets rallied
to win the division title on the final day of the season.

"When you come to a fork in the road, take it" - Giving directions to his
home to his best boyhood friend, Joe Garagiola.

"It's deja vu all over again" - After watching Mickey Mantle and Roger
Maris repeatedly hit back-to-back home runs for the Yankees in the 1960s

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