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.
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.
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.
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.
Being with a woman all night never hurt no professional baseball player. It's staying up all night looking for a woman that does him in.
Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story.
I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks during batting practice.
The Mets are gonna be amazing.
Good pitching will always stop good hitting and vice-versa.
We was going to get you a birthday cake, but we figured you'd drop it.
Two hundred million Americans, and there ain't two good catchers among 'em.
I broke in with four hits and the writers promptly declared they had seen the new Ty Cobb. It took me only a few days to correct that impression.
If we're going to win the pennant, we've got to start thinking we're not as good as we think we are.
Some of you fellers are getting 'Whiskey Slick.'
You got to get twenty-seven outs to win.
I don't like them fellas who drive in two runs and let in three.
Take everything you can get over in center. The Dago's heel is hurting pretty bad.
Mr. that boy couldn't hit the ground if he fell out of an airplane.
The way our luck has been lately, our fellas have been getting hurt on their days off.
I'm mad at him, too, for being out late. But I'm not mad enough to take a chance on losing a ball game and possibly the pennant.
Never wear a backward baseball cap to an interview unless applying for the job of umpire.
I couldn't have done it without my players.
All I ask is that you bust your heiny on that field.
Well, that's baseball. Rags to riches one day and riches to rags the next. But I've been in it 36 years and I'm used to it.
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