The Old Professor, Casey Stengel, gives Mickey Mantle (7) batting tips and tells him he wasn’t born at 70. And that’s a young Yogi Berra (8) sighting at the right.
In my latest copy of the world’s largest circulation manage, aka AARP Magazine, they had a Power of 50 page devoted to baseball’s 50 funniest notable quotables.
Well, here’s my favorite 10—along with another Yogi-ism for the wrap.
Enjoy. And send me your favorites.
“Trying to sneak a pitch past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.”
– Joe Adcock
“If a horse won’t eat it, I don’t want to play on it.”
– Dick Allen on artificial turf
“It ain’t nothing’ till I call it.”
– Bill Klem, umpire
“Sure I played, did you think I was born at age 70 sitting in a dugout trying to manage guys like you?”
Casey Stengel to Mickey Mantle
“All I remember about my wedding day in 1967 is that the Cubs lost a doubleheader.”
– George Will
“Ninety percent of this game is half mental.”
– Yogi Berra
“There’s no crying in baseball.”
– Tom Hanks in A League of Their Own
“I’d be willing to bet you, if I was a betting man, that I have never bet on baseball.”
– Pete Rose
“The way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until the ball stops rolling and then to pick it up.”
– Bob Uecker
“I never took the game home with me. I always left it in some bar.”
– Bob Lemon
“It ain’t over till it’s over.”
– Yogi Berra