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 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.
I never questioned the integrity of an umpire. Their eyesight, yes.
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
To some it's a six-pack, to me it's a "support group". Salvation in a can!
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.
Branch Rickey once said of me that I was a man with an infinite capacity for immediately making a bad thing worse.
You don't save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain.
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.
It is decidedly not true that 'nice guys finish last'.
God watches over drunks and third baseman.
This guy don't come to the ballpark to beat you. He comes to beat you bad. This (Jackie) Robinson, he plays a ton.
I made a game effort to argue but two things were against me: the umpires and the rules.
Some guys are admired for coming to play, as the saying goes. I prefer those who come to kill.
Stick a fork in him. He's done.
There is only one way to pitch to Musial - under the plate.
And luck? I've always said about Dizzy Dean that if the roof fell in and Diz was sitting in the middle of the room, everybody else would be buried in the debris and a gumdrop would drop into his mouth.
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.
There are only five things you can do in baseball - run, throw, catch, hit and hit with power.
Show me a good sportsman and I'll show you a player I'm looking to trade.
Give me some scratching, diving, hungry ballplayers who come to kill you.
When you're in professional sports, winning is the only thing that matters.
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.
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.
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