How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.
I ain't ever had a job, I just always played baseball.
Just take the ball and throw it where you want to. Throw strikes. Home plate don't move.
You win a few, you lose a few. Some get rained out. But you got to dress for all of them.
I use my single windup, my double windup, my triple windup, my hesitation windup, my no windup. I also use my step-n-pitch-it, my submariner, my sidearmer and my bat dodger. Man's got to do what he's got to do.
I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ain't never been seen by this generation.
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching.
My pitching philosophy is simple - keep the ball way from the bat.
Baseball is the most perfect of games, solid, true, pure and precious as diamonds. If only life were so simple. Within the baselines anything can happen. Tides can reverse; oceans can open. That's why they say, we don't stop playing because we get old. We get old because we stop playing.
Nobody likes the ball low and away, but that's where you're going to get it from me. I been pitching it there 50 years, away from them. That way they can't hurt you. You keep the ball in the park.
I may not be the bestest pitcher in the world, but I sure out-cutes 'em.
The only change is that baseball has turned Paige from a second class citizen to a second class immortal.
They said I was the greatest pitcher they ever sawI couldnt understand why they couldnt give me no justice.
Don't eat fried food, it angries up the blood.
The Crawfords played everywhere, in every ballpark. And we won, won like we invented the game.
NO MAN CAN AVOID BEING BORN AVERAGE, BUT NO MAN HAS TO STAY AVERAGE.
It's funny what a few no-hitters do for a body.
Throw strikes. Home plate don't move.
One time I snuck a ball on with me and when I went to winding up, I threw one of them balls to first and one to second. I was so smooth I picked off both runners and fanned the batter without that ump or the other team even knowing it.
I never rush myself. See, they can't start the game without me.
There never was a man on earth who pitched as much as me. But the more I pitched, the stronger my arm would get.
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