Baseball is like church. Many attend few understand.
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
I never questioned the integrity of an umpire. Their eyesight, yes.
You don't save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain.
This guy don't come to the ballpark to beat you. He comes to beat you bad. This (Jackie) Robinson, he plays a ton.
Five runs ahead and he'd knock in all the runs I could ask for. One run behind and he was going to kill me.
Give me some scratching, diving, hungry ballplayers who come to kill you.
I never did say that you can't be a nice guy and win. I said that if I was playing third base and my mother rounded third with the winning run, I'd trip her up.
God watches over drunks and third baseman.
Some guys are admired for coming to play, as the saying goes. I prefer those who come to kill.
Branch Rickey once said of me that I was a man with an infinite capacity for immediately making a bad thing worse.
To some it's a six-pack, to me it's a "support group". Salvation in a can!
What are we out at the park for except to win?
There are only five things you can do in baseball - run, throw, catch, hit and hit with power.
In order to become a big-league manager you have to be in the right place at the right time. That's rule number one.
Stick a fork in him. He's done.
There is a thin line between genius and insanity, and in Larry's (MacPhail) case it was sometimes so thin you could see him drifting back and forth.
If you don't win, you're going to be fired. If you do win, you've only put off the day you're going to be fired.
Win any way as long as you can get away with it. Nice guys finish last.
I made a game effort to argue but two things were against me: the umpires and the rules.
In the olden days, the umpire didn't have to take any courses in mind reading. The pitcher told you he was going to throw at you.
It's possible to spend money anywhere in the world if you put your mind to it, something I proved conclusively by running up huge debts in Cincinnati.
It is decidedly not true that 'nice guys finish last'.
Ballplayers are a superstitious breed, nobody more than I, and while you are winning you'd murder anybody who tried to change your sweatshirt, let alone your uniform.
There is only one way to pitch to Musial - under the plate.
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