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I Really Didn’t Say Everything I Said

Yogi's Book Yogi Berra played with the Bronx Bombers from 1946 to 1963, and he played one comeback year for the Mets in 1965. During his career with the Yankees, Yogi was on 10 world championship teams, he was named the American League MVP three times and in 1972 he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Yogi has left a lasting impression on the English language as surely as he left his mark on the baseball diamond. Ask ten people on the street if they can quote a line of Shakespeare and 2 or 3 of them might come up with something. If you ask those same ten people for their favorite Yogi-ism, 9 out of 10 of them could probably rattle off several. The problem is that Yogi probably didn’t really say all the Yogi-isms attributed to him, they just sound like they should have.

That’s what The Yogi Book is about. Yogi sets the record straight by talking about the Yogi-isms that actually are his and what was going on when he said them. Often these reminiscences are accompanied by photos. Some of these genuine sayings include; “Slump? I ain’t in no slump…I just ain’t hitting.”, “When you come to the fork in the road, take it.”, You can observe a lot by watching.” , “the future ain’t what it used o be.”, and “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.”

The Yogi Book is published by Workman Publishing Company and lists for $7.95.

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