According to Yogi Berra, baseball “is ninety percent mental, and the other half is physical.” While Berra might not be a mathematical scholar, he was an extremely charismatic baseball player who was always willing to speak his mind, which is just one reason why he is adored today by fans and collectors alike.

Though Berra liked to say that, “half the lies they tell about me aren’t true,” there is no questioning that Berra has been liberal about signing autographs, and thus they are not particularly valuable. They are, however, staples for collectors of New York Yankees memorabilia. His baseball cards, in contrast, are not as easy to come by.

His wit aside, Berra was also a star on the field. He rarely endured slumps, and if you asked him about a period of poor hitting, he would tell you so: “Slump? I ain’t in no slump… I just ain’t hitting.” Berra won ten World Series championships as a player (plus three more as a coach), went to 18 All-Star games, and won three Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.


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On Being 'Serious' About Reform
Huffington Post, August 31st

Yet in the words of Yogi Berra, it's "deja vu all over again." Rather than a campaign to show America what change must happen first, we're watching reruns of the Obama show. For remember, early in his campaign, Barack Obama made the corrupt system of ...Read more

Time to 'smell the roses' for this climatologist
Coeur d'Alene Press, August 30th

I'm not exactly riding into the "chemtrail sunset," but I'm going to cut my weekly workload to 50 hours or so from the current 70 hours plus per week. As Yogi Berra, the famed New York Yankee catcher once said, "when I see a fork in the road, I take it."...Read more

Tokyo Channels Berra in LLWS Win
Valley News, August 30th

With more than 42,000 fans cheering against them, the Tokyo players found themselves down eight runs in the first inning of the Little League championship game against Lewisberry, Pa. That brought out manager Junji Hidaka's inner Yogi Berra and sparked ...Read more

Dog gone, Miss Babe Ruth is retiring
Charlotte Observer, August 30th

Two other labs show their stuff at Grasshoppers games, Babe's little brother, Master Yogi Berra, and her niece, Miss Lou Lou Gehrig. Moore takes all three to the stadium in downtown Greensboro on game days. They lounge on couches or wander in and out ...Read more

How de Blasio is failing the test of the city's success
New York Post, August 30th

The good news: New York isn't going back to the '70s — at least not today. The bad news: success breeds its own problems. Even a wildly successful city needs a mildly competent mayor who's got some vision for the future. So far, Bill de Blasio isn't that...Read more

The Record: Equality in sports
NorthJersey.com, August 27th

Former Major League Baseball player Billy Bean told high school athletes at a program on Wednesday at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center, on the Montclair State campus, about the importance of another type of inclusiveness — one that respects ...Read more

Hip hip, Jorge! Yankees retire Jorge Posada's No. 20 into Monument Park
NJ.com, August 22nd

Below are some scenes from Yankee Stadium on Saturday. Derek Jeter, Bernie Williams, among many other former Yankees are in attendance. Yogi Berra, perhaps the most famous Yankee catcher of all-time, sent a letter that was read on the outfield screen ...Read more

White House To Yogi Berra: It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over
Patch.com, August 5th

We can, however, say that throughout his career as a Hall-of-Fame catcher for the New York Yankees and beyond, Yogi Berra has done a lot more than hit and think at the same time. He demonstrated exemplary sportsmanship and character on his way to ...Read more