Baseball is like church. Many attend few understand.
Win any way as long as you can get away with it. Nice guys finish last.
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.
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.
It is decidedly not true that 'nice guys finish last'.
You don't save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain.
To some it's a six-pack, to me it's a "support group". Salvation in a can!
Branch Rickey once said of me that I was a man with an infinite capacity for immediately making a bad thing worse.
This guy don't come to the ballpark to beat you. He comes to beat you bad. This (Jackie) Robinson, he plays a ton.
Some guys are admired for coming to play, as the saying goes. I prefer those who come to kill.
There are only five things you can do in baseball - run, throw, catch, hit and hit with power.
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.
God watches over drunks and third baseman.
What are we at the park for except to win? I'd trip my mother. I'd help her up, brusher her off, tell her I'm sorry. But mother don't make it to third.
I made a game effort to argue but two things were against me: the umpires and the rules.
Show me a good sportsman and I'll show you a player I'm looking to trade.
What are we out at the park for except to win?
Breaks like a ball falling off a pool table.
Luck? If the roof fell in and Diz (Dean) was sitting in the middle of the room, everybody else would be buried and a gumdrop would fall in his mouth.
Buy a steak for a player on another club after the game, but don't even speak to him on the field. Get out there and beat them to death.
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.
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.
When you're in professional sports, winning is the only thing that matters.
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