LOL: Baseball's Funniest Notable Quotables

TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 26:  (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.)  Hall of Famer Yogi Berra of the New York Yankees stands in the dugout just prior to the start of the Grapefruit League Spring Training Game against the Philadelphia Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field on February 26, 2011 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
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SportsLiferCorrespondent IIMarch 20, 2011

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

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