If you don't know where you are currently standing, you're dead.
I stare out the window and wait for spring.
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.
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success.
I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it.
Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings.
If you do not know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere
During my 18 years I came to bat almost 10,000 times. I struck out about 1,700 times and walked maybe 1,800 times. You figure a ballplayer will average about 500 at-bats a season. That means I played 7 years without ever hitting the ball.
It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone.
The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love.
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.
I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
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.
I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks during batting practice.
Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about a bad break I got. Yet today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended.
Thanks, you don't look so hot yourself.
I knew when my career was over. In 1965 my baseball card came out with no picture.
All I want out of life is that when I walk down the street, folks will say, "There goes the greatest hitter who ever lived."
Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men. It's no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out.
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.
You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six.
Swing hard in case you hit it.
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