What's tough is being good every day.
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.
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What is tough, is being good every day.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
This is a game to be savored, not gulped. There's time to discuss everything between pitches or between innings.
It's hard to win a pennant, but it's harder losing one.
There are three things in my life which I really love: God, my family, and baseball. The only problem - once baseball season starts, I change the order around a bit.
Ain't no man can avoid being born average, but there ain't no man got to be common.
Any baseball is beautiful. No other small package comes as close to the ideal design and utility. It is a perfect object for a man's hand. Pick it up and it instantly suggests its purpose; it is meant to be thrown a considerable distance - thrown hard and with precision.
Don't tell me about the world. Not today. It's springtime and they're knocking baseball around fields where the grass is damp and green in the morning and the kids are trying to hit the curve ball.
To a pitcher, a base hit is the perfect example of negative feedback.
Just take the ball and throw it where you want to. Throw strikes. Home plate don't move.
Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things.
Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended.
Baseball is like driving, it's the one who gets home safely that counts.
When I played ball, I didn't play for fun. . . . It's no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out. It's a contest and everything that implies, a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest.
Well, boys, it's a round ball and a round bat and you got to hit the ball square.
There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball. Unfortunately, neither of them work.
A ball player has to be kept hungry to become a big leaguer. That's why no boy from a rich family has ever made the big leagues.
God, I hope I wear this jersey forever.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
I have observed that baseball is not unlike war, and when you get right down to it, we batters are the heavy artillery.
The best possible thing in baseball is winning The World Series. The second best thing is losing The World Series.
When I played ball, I didn't play for fun.
Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball.
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