After a deplorable day afield, when asked by a reporter what he thought of his team's execution
All right everyone, line up alphabetically according to your height.
Gettin' good players is easy. Gettin' 'em to play together is the hard part.
No baseball pitcher would be worth a darn without a catcher who could handle the hot fastball.
Now there's three things you can do in a baseball game: You can win or you can lose or it can rain.
The trouble is not that players have sex the night before a game. It's that they stay out all night looking for it.
The secret of successful managing is to keep the five guys who hate you away from the four guys who haven't made up their minds.
See that fella over there? He's 20 years old. In 10 years, he's got a chance to be a star. Now that fella over there, he's 20 years old, too. In 10 years he's got a chance to be 30.
Son, we'd like to keep you around this season but we're going to try and win a pennant.
There's nobody on my ball club that doesn't go from first to third on a base hit, or from second to home. Every time you steal a base, you're taking a gamble on getting thrown out, and taking the bat out of the hitter's hand.
Most ball games are lost, not won.
Sometimes it's easier to understand things than it is to figure them out
I never saw anyone like Ty Cobb. No one even close to him as the greatest all-time ballplayer. That guy was superhuman, amazing.
Oldtimers, weekends, and airplane landings are alike. If you can walk away from them, they're successful.
When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.
The Mets are gonna be amazing.
They got a lot of kids now whose uniforms are so tight, especially the pants, that they cannot bend over to pick up ground balls. And they don't want to bend over in television games because in that way there is no way their face can get on the camera.
You have to draft a catcher, because if you don't have one, the pitch will roll all the way back to the screen.
The trick is growing up without growing old.
They say it can't be done, but sometimes that doesn't always work.
They said it couldn't be done, but sometimes it doesn't work out that way.
I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks during batting practice.
He (Babe Ruth) was very brave at the plate. You rarely saw him fall away from a pitch. He stayed right in there. No one drove him out.
Good pitching will always stop good hitting and vice-versa.
He (Mickey Mantle) should lead the league in everything. With his combination of speed and power he should win the triple batting crown every year. In fact, he should do anything he wants to do.
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