A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from September 23, 2015
“Slump? I ain’t in no slump. I just ain’t hitting”

Entry in progress—B.P.

Google Books
Charlie Hustle
By Pete Rose with Bob Hertzel
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall
1975
Pg. 82:
Yogi Berra, so the story goes, hadn’t had a hit in quite some time when a reporter asked him to explain his slump.

“Slump?” Yogi answered. “I ain’t in no slump. I just ain’t hitting.”

15 June 1983, Rockford (IL) Register Star, “Baseball’s oldies, but goodies, always in season” by Charlie Rayman, pg. 1C, col. 2:
Yogi Berra: “Slump> I ain’t in a slump. I just ain’t hitting.”

Sports Illustrated
Yogi: What did Berra say, when did he say it and what does it all mean?
BY ROY BLOUNT JR.
Posted: Tue Sep. 16, 2014
Updated: Wed Sep. 23, 2015
Yogi Berra died on Tuesday night, Sept. 22, at the age of 90, but his legacy as a baseball legend lives on. In honor of his life, here is the following story, “Yogi,” by Roy Blount Jr., which originally ran in the April 2, 1984 issue of Sports Illustrated.
(...)
And there’s something wise about a man who said, “Slump? I ain’t in no slump. I just ain’t hitting.”

Hamilton (Ontario) Spectator
September 23, 2015
Yankees Yogi Berra dead at 90: “I ain’t in no slump.... I just ain’t hitting”
The Associated Press
NEW YORK Some of the more widely quoted philosophy of Yogi Berra, the New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher who died Tuesday at age 90:
(...)
On a slipping batting average: “Slump? I ain’t in no slump. ... I just ain’t hitting.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Wednesday, September 23, 2015 • Permalink