Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.
Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?
The other teams could make trouble for us if they win.
Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.
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.
Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he's losing; nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead.
No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference.
I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it.
If you do not know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere
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.
When I was a small boy in Kansas, a friend of mine and I went fishing. I told him I wanted to be a real Major League baseball player, a genuine professional like Honus Wagner. My friend said that he'd like to be President of the United States. Neither of us got our wish.
Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games, are created equal.
Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back.
Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
I think I was the best baseball player I ever saw.
I wanted to be a professional baseball player.
I played seven years without ever hitting the ball.
Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.
I went through baseball as a player to be named later.
What does a mama bear on the pill have in common with the World Series? No cubs.
When I was a little boy, I wanted to be a baseball player and also join the circus. With the Yankees, I've accomplished both.
Baseball, to me, is still the national pastime because it is a summer game. I feel that almost all Americans are summer people, that summer is what they think of when they think of their childhood. I think it stirs up an incredible emotion within people.
I don't see pitches down the middle anymore - not even in batting practice.
There is no room in baseball for discrimination. It is our national pastime and a game for all.
The ballplayer who loses his head, who can't keep his cool, is worse than no ballplayer at all.
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