Yogi Berra (Astros Leaders), 1987 Topps

Name: Yogi Berra
Team: Houston Astros
Position: Bench coach
Value of card: "Ninety percent of the value is half of nothing," Berra said.
Key 1986 stat: 1 bench coach featured on a baseball card (all time)
Some of the leading Yogiisms that Berra used when helping coach the Astros in 1986:
  • "You could observe a lot by watching this group. Well, maybe not."
  • "It ain't over till it's over, unless we're talking about our World Series chances, which are over."
  • "Watching this team lose is deja vu all over again."
  • "Nobody comes to the Astrodome anymore. It's too crowded."
  • "This team is a bunch of overwhelming underdogs. Make that underwhelming overdogs."
  • "They made too many wrong mistakes."


1 comment:

  1. Really? Amazing that Berra didn't know anything about the 1985-1986 Astros. They were awesome. The Astrodome, however, was iffy. Hitters must have felt like they were trying to hit a home run from one side of the Pentagon to the other. And owner John McMullen's "redcoats" ("ushers" and "aisle monitors" - older men acting like that certain type of golf course marshal every single second, sucking the fun out of every game).