The only thing worse than a Mets game is a Mets doubleheader.
Oldtimers, weekends, and airplane landings are alike. If you can walk away from them, they're successful.
You gotta lose 'em some of the time. When you do, lose 'em right.
You have to go broke three times to learn how to make a living.
You have to draft a catcher, because if you don't have one, the pitch will roll all the way back to the screen.
The trick is growing up without growing old.
Once someone gave me a picture and I wrote 'Do good in school.' I looked up and the guy was 78 years old
Jerry Lumpe looks like the best hitter in the world until you put him in the lineup.
Managing is getting paid for home runs that someone else hits.
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?
There's nobody on my ball club that doesn't go from first to third on a base hit, or from second to home. Every time you steal a base, you're taking a gamble on getting thrown out, and taking the bat out of the hitter's hand.
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.
Been in this game one-hundred years, but I see new ways to lose 'em I never knew existed before.
Amazing strength, amazing power - he (Ron Swoboda) can grind the dust out of the bat. He will be great, super even wonderful. Now, if he can only learn to catch a fly ball.
I was once asked what it takes to be a great manager...my response? Great players.
If you ran a delicatessen store, you would want to be the best delicatessen store, wouldn't you? Well, that's how I feel about the Yankees.
Do you realize how good you have to be to strike out 2000 times?
He (Lyndon B. Johnson) wanted to see poverty, so he came to see my team (1964 New York Mets).
Never wear a backward baseball cap to an interview unless applying for the job of umpire.
We're in such a slump that even the ones that are drinkin' aren't hittin'.
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.
He (Babe Ruth) was very brave at the plate. You rarely saw him fall away from a pitch. He stayed right in there. No one drove him out.
The Mets are gonna be amazing.
I never saw anyone like Ty Cobb. No one even close to him as the greatest all-time ballplayer. That guy was superhuman, amazing.
He (Mickey Mantle) should lead the league in everything. With his combination of speed and power he should win the triple batting crown every year. In fact, he should do anything he wants to do.
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