No baseball pitcher would be worth a darn without a catcher who could handle the hot fastball.
They told me my services were no longer desired because they wanted to put in a youth program as an advance way of keeping the club going. I'll never make the mistake of being seventy again.
Son, we'd like to keep you around this season but we're going to try and win a pennant.
I was once asked what it takes to be a great manager...my response? Great players.
You have to draft a catcher, because if you don't have one, the pitch will roll all the way back to the screen.
We was going to get you a birthday cake, but we figured you'd drop it.
It's wonderful to meet so many friends that I didn't used to like.
Do you realize how good you have to be to strike out 2000 times?
Pardon me, Mr. Craig, but how are we going to defense Mr. McCovey... in the upper deck or the lower deck?
I was not successful as a ball player, as it was a game of skill.
Mr. that boy couldn't hit the ground if he fell out of an airplane.
Don't cut my throat, I may want to do that later myself.
Oldtimers, weekends, and airplane landings are alike. If you can walk away from them, they're successful.
I broke in with four hits and the writers promptly declared they had seen the new Ty Cobb. It took me only a few days to correct that impression.
Play every game as if your job depended on it. It just might.
Managing is getting paid for home runs that someone else hits.
I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks during batting practice.
I became a major league manager in several cities and was discharged. We call it discharged because there was no question I had to leave.
I love signing autographs. I'll sign anything but veal cutlets. My ballpoint slips on veal cutlets.
The way our luck has been lately, our fellas have been getting hurt on their days off.
Never wear a backward baseball cap to an interview unless applying for the job of umpire.
It's easy to get good players. Getting them to play together, that's the hard part.
You have to go broke three times to learn how to make a living.
You could look it up.
There comes a time in every man's life, and I've had plenty of them.
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