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.
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.
I never saw a player who had greater promise.
It's high time something was done for the pitchers. They put up the stands and take down fences to make more home runs and plague the pitchers. Let them revive the spitter and help the pitchers make a living.
Wake up muscles we're in New York now.
Mantle had more ability than any player I ever had on that club.
That kid can hit balls over buildings.
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.
Son, it ain't the water cooler that's striking you out.
They examined all my organs. Some of them are quite remarkable and others are not so good. A lot of museums are bidding for them.
What do you think, I was born at 60?
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.
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