Thursday, September 24, 2015

I Better Go To His Funeral

Or he won't come to mine.

Yogi Berra passed away at age 90 and he will best be remembered for his funny one-liners and malaprops.

"My wife said he took my son to see Dr. Zhivago. I said 'what's wrong with him now?'"

"No one goes there anymore, it's too crowded."

"Baseball is 90% mental. The other half is physical."

It's like deja vu all over again."

"I didn't say all those things they said I said."

And of course "it ain't over til it's over."

As much as I love a funny quip, I am saddened that his humor overshadowed what was an incredible baseball career.
From 1950 through 1956, Berra posted WARs of 6.0, 5.3, 5.8, 5.4, 5.9, 5.2 and 6.4.
In 1950, he played 151 out of 154 games, making 656 plate appearances and striking out only 12 times. That's 1.8% strikeout rate. In 2015, Daniel Murphy has the lowest strikeout rate in the majors at 6.9%.

But we have a policy here at The Poop to post something ridiculous or trivial about people when they die. So here is Yogi Berra in a Miller Lite commercial from 1987, alongside a young Jason Alexander.

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