Yankee Catcher, Yogi Berra, Dies at 90

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Sad news for Baseball fans around the world: Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame catcher for the Yankees, has passed away at the age of 90.

Berra, widely regarded as one of the best catchers in Baseball history, may have been better known as a lovable cultural figure, who inspired an equally loved cartoon character. He had a seemingly limitless supply of witty quips known as “Yogi-isms.” Our favourite, and arguably, the best known of which, is “The game ain’t over till it’s over.”

Athletes, celebrities, and baseball fans alike around the world are mourning his loss today, sharing their favourite moments, or just expressing their condolences. The tweets below are just a few of the many messages written by people all over, to commemorate the iconic catcher.


— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) September 23, 2015

We’ve also rounded up our 10 favourite Yogi-isms, in no particular order, because we think they’re all pretty great.

“Congratulations. I knew the record would stand until it was broken.”

“You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.”

“All pitchers are liars or crybabies.”

“I don’t know (if they were men or women fans running naked across the field). They had bags over their heads.”

“I’m not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.”

“In baseball, you don’t know nothing.”

“So I’m ugly. I never saw anyone hit with his face.”

“I never said most of the things I said.”

“I tell the kids, somebody’s gotta win, somebody’s gotta lose. Just don’t fight about it. Just try to get better.”

“It ain’t over till it’s over.”

What are some of your favourite memories of Yogi Berra? Perhaps you’ve got a standout Yogi-ism you’d like to share? Tweet us, at @zoomers or leave a comment on our Facebook post.