Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.
Don't be afraid to take advice. There's always something new to learn.
But baseball bounced back in the next decade to reclaim its place as the national pastime: new heroes, spirited competition, and booming prosperity gave birth to dreams of expansion, both within the major leagues and around the world.
Finally, for all of us but a lucky few, the dream of playing big-time baseball is relinquished so we can get on with grown-up things.
I'm a football guy. Baseball, I enjoy it at playoff time.
Right now I like baseball, hockey and tennis players. And horseback riders.
Opening day. All you have to do is say the words and you feel the shutters thrown wide, the room air out, the light pour in. In baseball, no other day is so pure with possibility. No scores yet, no losses, no blame or disappointment. No hangover, at least until the game's over.
I love baseball, and the door remains open.
I wish that they had the freedoms like the Japanese and the Koreans and the Mexicans and everybody else that has that freedom to come over here and play the game, because I know Cuba has a very strong baseball history.
In baseball you train the whole body, except for the hip and eyes.
I haven't had the time to say, 'I'm retiring.' But baseball says, 'You're retired.'
My dream was to play football for the Oakland Raiders. But my mother thought I would get hurt playing football, so she chose baseball for me. I guess moms do know best.
I could have played another year, but I would have been playing for the money, and baseball deserves better than that.
To understand him you had to understand this: he wasn't human.
In baseball, there's always the next day
Casey (Stengel) knew his baseball. He only made it look like he was fooling around. He knew every move that was ever invented and some that we haven't even caught on to yet.
I was lucky enough to have the talent to play baseball. That's how I treated my career. I didn't think I was anybody special, anybody different.
He slides into second with a stand-up double.
Baseball has been good to me since I quit trying to play it.
A hitter's impatience is the pitcher's biggest advantage.
If you don't succeed at first, try pitching.
I've never left a game before it ended. You never know when there could be a big turnaround in the game.
Some day I'm going to have to stand before God, and if He asks me why I didn't let that [Jackie] Robinson fellow play ball, I don't think saying 'because of the color of his skin' would be a good enough answer.
I'm not an athlete. I'm a professional baseball player.
Three more saves and he ties John the Baptist.
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