New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra passed away at the age of 90 on Tuesday, September 22nd. (The same day as his Major League Baseball debut 69 years ago.) Berra was a catcher for the Yankees for 19 years and won the Most Valuable Player award for the American League three times and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.

Besides being a baseball Hall of Famer who played in more World Series games than any other major leaguer, Yogi Berra is also known for some of his famous quotes. (Known to some as 'Yogiisms'.)  Here's my TOP 5 Yogi Berra Quotes:

  • 1

    “Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.”

    This is a quote from Yogi Berra about a restaurant called Ruggeri's in St. Louis, Missouri. The restaurant opened in 1957.

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  • 2

    "It ain't over till it's over."

    This quote comes from July of 1973. Yogi Berra's Mets trailed the Chicago Cubs by 9½ games in the NL East...but the Mets rallied to win the division title on the final day of the season.

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  • 3

    "90% of the game is half-mental."

    Yogi said this as a general statement about the game of baseball.

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  • 4

    "It's déjà vu all over again"

    This quote come from Yogi Berra came he when witnessed Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris repeatedly hit back-to-back home runs in the Yankees' seasons in the early 1960s.

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  • 5

    "When you come to a fork in the road, take it."

    The story behind this quote is that Yogi was giving directions to Joe Garagiola to his home in New Jersey. Obviously, this was part of his directions.

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