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.
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.
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.
Once someone gave me a picture and I wrote 'Do good in school.' I looked up and the guy was 78 years old
The trouble is not that players have sex the night before a game. It's that they stay out all night looking for it.
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.
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.
The only thing worse than a Mets game is a Mets doubleheader.
Most people my age are dead at the present time and you can look it up.
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.
Most ball games are lost, not won.
Never wear a backward baseball cap to an interview unless applying for the job of umpire.
They say it can't be done, but sometimes that doesn't always work.
You have to draft a catcher, because if you don't have one, the pitch will roll all the way back to the screen.
I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks during batting practice.
Sometimes it's easier to understand things than it is to figure them out
Oldtimers, weekends, and airplane landings are alike. If you can walk away from them, they're successful.
Play every game as if your job depended on it. It just might.
Son, we'd like to keep you around this season but we're going to try and win a pennant.
We are a much improved ball club: now we lose in extra innings!
All that analysis is well and good, but what I need right now is a left-handed batter who can hit the ball over the shortstop's head.
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