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.
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.
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?
You gotta lose 'em some of the time. When you do, lose 'em right.
Good pitching will always stop good hitting and vice-versa.
Most ball games are lost, not won.
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.
Whenever I decided to release a guy, I always had his room searched first for a gun. You couldn't take any chances with some of them birds.
Two hundred million Americans, and there ain't two good catchers among 'em.
We are a much improved ball club: now we lose in extra innings!
There comes a time in every man's life, and I've had plenty of them.
You gotta learn that if you don't get it by midnight, chances are you ain't gonna get it, and if you do, it ain't worth it.
Without losers, where would the winners be?
The Mets have shown me more ways to lose than I even knew existed.
If you're so smart, let's see you get out of the Army.
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 Yankees don't pay me to win every day, just two out of three.
I was not successful as a ball player, as it was a game of skill.
It's wonderful to meet so many friends that I didn't used to like.
If you're playing baseball and thinking about managing, you're crazy. You'd be better off thinking about being an owner.
Sure I played, did you think I was born at the age of 70 sitting in a dugout trying to manage guys like you?
The trouble with women umpires is that I couldn't argue with one. I'd put my arms around her and give her a little kiss.
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