Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Repack Haiku #173 (Jim Wohlford)

Yogi's famous quote:
"Baseball is ninety percent..." 
First coined by Wohlford!
1987 Topps #527 Jim Wohlford
It's one of baseball's greatest Yogi-isms: “Baseball is ninety percent mental, and the other half is physical”. The truth of the matter is, that phrase is not a Yogi original! Jim Wohford is actually credited with the first recorded instance of the phrase "Ninety per cent of this game is half mental." in 1974. Yogi may have put his own unique spin on it, but Wohlford is the one that got paid $50 by Reader's Digest for its Notable Quotables!


  1. Well, I learned something new. When I read your post I thought it was a joke, so I looked it up. I guess any good baseball quote just automatically gets attributed to Yogi.

  2. Another DJ Haiki = Another Fact Learned

  3. Where do you find these factoids?! Nice work once again.

    1. Thanks! I honestly just Google the player and see what I can find. Most of the time I'll find something on Wikipedia or SABR's Bio Project.