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Yogi Berra

Data de nascimento: 12. Maio 1925
Data de falecimento: 22. Setembro 2015

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Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra foi um jogador de beisebol e treinador americano da Major League Baseball que atuava como catcher, outfielder.

Jogou por 19 anos como profissional pelo New York Yankees, sendo um dos quatro jogadores a serem nomeados MVPs da Liga Americana três vezes e um dos seis treinadores a comandar um time da American League e outro da National League a uma World Series. Como jogador e treinador, Berra apareceu em 21 World Series e foi eleito para o Hall da Fama do beisebol em 1972,, além de ter o reconhecimento, em seu meio, de ser um dos melhores catchers na história do beisebol. Faleceu de causas naturais aos 90 anos em 2015, na cidade de West Caldwell, Nova Jérsei.

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„Always go to other people's funerals; otherwise they won't go to yours.“

— Yogi Berra, When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It!: Inspiration and Wisdom from One of Baseball's Greatest Heroes
When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It!: Inspiration and Wisdom from One of Baseball's Greatest Heroes, Hyperion, 2002, , p. 163.

„I really didn't say everything I said.“

— Yogi Berra
Context: I really didn't say everything I said. [... ] Then again, I might have said 'em, but you never know. The Yogi book: I really didn't say everything I said!, Workman Publishing, 1997, , p. 9.

„You can observe a lot by watching.“

— Yogi Berra
You Can Observe a Lot by Watching: What I've Learned About Teamwork From the Yankees and Life, John Wiley & Sons, 2008,

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

— Yogi Berra
When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It!: Inspiration and Wisdom from One of Baseball's Greatest Heroes, Hyperion, 2002, , p. 1 Also in What Time Is It? You Mean Now?: Advice for Life from the Zennest Master of Them All, Simon and Schuster, 2003, , p. 33 Berra says this is part of driving directions to his house in Montclair, New Jersey. There is a fork in the road, and whichever way you take, you will get to his house. Found in newspapers from as early as 1913. The earliest known published evidence connecting the saying with Berra is from 1988. See http://quoteinvestigator.com/2013/07/25/fork-road/

„The future ain't what it used to be.“

— Yogi Berra
When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It!: Inspiration and Wisdom from One of Baseball's Greatest Heroes, Hyperion, 2002, , p. 159. Paul Valery (1937): "The future, like everything else, is no longer quite what it used to be.". Translated in English in 1948 in Our Destiny and Literature.

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„In theory there is no difference between theory and practice; in practice there is.“

— Yogi Berra
Attributed in Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Antifragile - Things that Gain From Disorder (2012), p. 213. The earliest known appearance of this quote in print is Walter J. Savitch, Pascal: An Introduction to the Art and Science of Programming (1984), where it is attributed as a "remark overheard at a computer science conference". It circulated as an anonymous saying for more than ten years before attributions to Jan L. A. van de Snepscheut and Yogi Berra began to appear (and later still to various others).

„Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded.“

— Yogi Berra
The Yogi Book. New York: Workman Publishing. 1997. , p. 16 Variant: It's so crowded, nobody goes there. What Time Is It? You Mean Now?: Advice for Life from the Zennest Master of Them All, Simon and Schuster, 2003, , p. 81. Found in newspapers from the early twentieth century. Not attributed to Berra until 1962. See http://quoteinvestigator.com/2014/08/29/too-crowded/

„Ninety percent of this game is half-mental.“

— Yogi Berra, The Yogi Book : I Really Didn't Say Everything I Said
What Time Is It? You Mean Now?: Advice for Life from the Zennest Master of Them All, Simon and Schuster, 2003, , p. 45. This line has been attributed to Berra and also to Philadelphia Philles manager Danny Ozark. However, it was actually first said by Major League reserve outfielder Jim Wohlford, to whom the line was attributed in April 1974. See Devin Rose, [http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2003-09-21/features/0309210321_1_notable-quotables-words-contracts Words of Wisdom - Former Big Leaguer Jim Wohlford - Took the words right out of his mouth], Chicago Tribune (September 21, 2003) (Retrieved March 4, 2016.) and Website of etymologist Barry Popik, [http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/baseball_is_ninety_percent_mental_and_the_other_half_is_physical/ Entry dated September 23, 2015]. (Retrieved March 4, 2016.) Variant: Ninety percent of this game is mental, and the other half is physical.

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„If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be.“

— Yogi Berra
When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It!: Inspiration and Wisdom from One of Baseball's Greatest Heroes, Hyperion, 2002, , p. 154

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