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.
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.
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.
The trouble is not that players have sex the night before a game. It's that they stay out all night looking for it.
Gettin' good players is easy. Gettin' 'em to play together is the hard part.
You look up and down the bench and you have to say to yourself, 'Can't anybody here play this game?' There comes a time in every man's life and I've had plenty of them.
Most people my age are dead at the present time and you can look it up.
Now there's three things you can do in a baseball game: You can win or you can lose or it can rain.
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.
No baseball pitcher would be worth a darn without a catcher who could handle the hot fastball.
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.
They say it can't be done, but sometimes that doesn't always work.
Sometimes it's easier to understand things than it is to figure them out
You could look it up.
Most ball games are lost, not won.
There comes a time in every man's life, and I've had plenty of them.
Good pitching will always stop good hitting and vice-versa.
Son, we'd like to keep you around this season but we're going to try and win a pennant.
You make your own luck. Some people have bad
luck all their lives.
We are a much improved ball club: now we lose in extra innings!
The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.
They say some of my stars drink whiskey, but I have found that ones who drink milkshakes don't win many ball games.
Pardon me, Mr. Craig, but how are we going to defense Mr. McCovey... in the upper deck or the lower deck?
I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks during batting practice.
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