Quiz: Who Said It, Yogi Berra or Mike Shannon?

By William Powell

Left: Mike Shannon (photo by Dilip Vishwanat); Right: Yogi Berra (photo courtesy of Yogi Berra)

Yogi Berra, baseball’s greatest champion, died Tuesday at age 90. The Hall of Fame catcher, who grew up in St. Louis’ The Hill neighborhood, won 10 World Series as a member of the New York Yankees. But as The New York Times wrote in its obituary, he might have been even better known for “issuing a seemingly limitless supply of unwittingly witty epigrams known as Yogi-isms.”

Here in St. Louis, we’re quite familiar with outsized baseball personalities who somehow manage to mangle sentences in such a way as to sound profound. Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon has his own list of famously nonsensical quotations, known as Shannonisms. In fact, we included listening to him call a game on KMOX in our 101 Things Every St. Louisan Most Do feature in 2013, writing “Shannon speaks as if he took diction lessons from Yogi Berra.”

How well do you know these St. Louis baseball icons and their memorable utterances? Test your knowledge with our simple quiz. 

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