Yogi Berra, 1925-2015 #1linerWeds


The baseball world lost one of its greatest catchers, and one of its more colorful characters, yesterday. Yogi Berra was as famous for his malapropisms as he was for his ability to field his position and hit. He had a tremendous career with the Yankees as a player, named the Most Valuable Player three times and an All-Star every season from 1948 to 1962. In almost 8400 plate appearances, he only struck out 414 times while posting a lifetime .285 batting average.

But it’s his ongoing battle with the English language that endeared him to all of us. I talked about him during my first A to Z Challenge in 2012. Here is a video entitled “The Wisdom of Yogi Berra.”

Godspeed, Yogi.

One-Liner Wednesday is a sponsored by Linda Hill, who has the rules and a list of participants over at her blog. Why not join us?


Author: John Holton

I'm a writer and blogger who writes and blogs about things that interest me.

6 thoughts on “Yogi Berra, 1925-2015 #1linerWeds”

    1. I don’t know anyone who didn’t love the guy. Great storyteller, hilarious, always had a smile. He was one of a kind, and irreplaceable. The world was a better place because of him.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s