Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra was an American professional baseball catcher who later took on the roles of manager and coach. Over time, Yogi Berra emerged as baseball’s unofficial ambassador and one of the game’s most admired representatives. As one who was never fluid on word usage, clarity or understanding when speaking on his experiences, Yogi’s entangled speech made literary history.
While Yogi Berra’s role in the history of American baseball is immeasurable,
his ongoing legacy rests also on his contributions to the American language. His so-called “Yogisms,” those unique and