Ten times the team played World Series Championships and Yogi, who got his nickname from a friend who thought he looked like a yogi with his cross-legged sitting, was voted to the Team of the Century in 1999.
Some of his trite but true sayings stay memorable:
"It's like deja vu all over again."
"We made too many wrong mistakes."
A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore."
"All pitchers are liars or crybabies."
"When you come to a fork in the road, take it."
"Always go to other people's funerals; otherwise they won't come to yours."
"Never answer anonymous letters."
"Half the lies they tell about me aren't true."
"Nobody goes there anymore because it's too crowded."
"The towels were so thick I could hardly close my suitcase."
"Ninety percent of the game is half mental."
"It ain't over till it's over."