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 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.
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
This guy don't come to the ballpark to beat you. He comes to beat you bad. This (Jackie) Robinson, he plays a ton.
Branch Rickey once said of me that I was a man with an infinite capacity for immediately making a bad thing worse.
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.
Some guys are admired for coming to play, as the saying goes. I prefer those who come to kill.
You don't save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain.
It is decidedly not true that 'nice guys finish last'.
God watches over drunks and third baseman.
To some it's a six-pack, to me it's a "support group". Salvation in a can!
Give me some scratching, diving, hungry ballplayers who come to kill you.
There are only five things you can do in baseball - run, throw, catch, hit and hit with power.
I made a game effort to argue but two things were against me: the umpires and the rules.
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.
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.
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.
There is only one way to pitch to Musial - under the plate.
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.
In the olden days, the umpire didn't have to take any courses in mind reading. The pitcher told you he was going to throw at you.
Stick a fork in him. He's done.
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?
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