Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.
My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.
A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is.
You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possibly be - in baseball and in life.
Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.
The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love.
People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.
I swing big, with everything I've got. I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it.
I stare out the window and wait for spring.
One of the beautiful things about baseball is that every once in a while you come into a situation where you want to, and where you have to, reach down and prove something.
Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.
Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off.
Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing.
The two most important things in life are good friends and a strong bullpen.
Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success.
If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there are men on base.
One of the beautiful things about baseball is the history.
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.
I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks during batting practice.
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