Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.
You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living, but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you, too.
Playing baseball for a living is like having a license to steal.
I played seven years without ever hitting the ball.
I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it.
The only thing I can do is play baseball. I have to play ball. It's the only thing I know.
It ain't like football. You can't make up no trick plays.
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.
When they start the game, they don't yell, "Work ball." They say, "Play ball."
I ain't ever had a job, I just always played baseball.
Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.
Playing baseball is not real life. It's a fantasy world... It's a dream come true.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination.
I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it.
I'd walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball.
It's unbelievable how much you don't know about the game you've been playing all your life.
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.
The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are so obsessed with them.
If you're going to play at all, you're out to win. Baseball, board games, playing Jeopardy, I hate to lose.
It was all I lived for, to play baseball.
I ain't afraid to tell the world that it don't take school stuff to help a fella play ball.
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success.
Pro-rated at 500 at-bats a year that means that for two years out of the fourteen I played, I never even touched the ball.
When I played ball, I didn't play for fun.
It's supposed to be fun, the man says 'Play Ball' not 'Work Ball' you know.
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