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.
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.
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.
Most ball games are lost, not won.
Most people my age are dead at the present time and you can look it up.
I was once asked what it takes to be a great manager...my response? Great players.
I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks during batting practice.
The trouble is not that players have sex the night before a game. It's that they stay out all night looking for it.
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.
We are a much improved ball club: now we lose in extra innings!
Oldtimers, weekends, and airplane landings are alike. If you can walk away from them, they're successful.
They say it can't be done, but sometimes that doesn't always work.
They told me my services were no longer desired because they wanted to put in a youth program as an advance way of keeping the club going. I'll never make the mistake of being seventy again.
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.
Sometimes it's easier to understand things than it is to figure them out
Son, we'd like to keep you around this season but we're going to try and win a pennant.
Amazing strength, amazing power - he (Ron Swoboda) can grind the dust out of the bat. He will be great, super even wonderful. Now, if he can only learn to catch a fly ball.
Play every game as if your job depended on it. It just might.
They say Yogi Berra is funny. Well, he has a lovely wife and family, a beautiful home, money in the bank, and he plays golf with millionaires. What's funny about that?
Do you realize how good you have to be to strike out 2000 times?
I never saw anyone like Ty Cobb. No one even close to him as the greatest all-time ballplayer. That guy was superhuman, amazing.
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