A ball player has got to be kept hungry be become a big leaguer. That is why no boy from a rich family ever made the big leagues.
A baseball fan is a spectator sitting 500 feet from home plate Who can see better than an umpire standing five feet away.
A full mind is an empty bat.
A team of giants needs giant pitchers who throw good ideas but every pitcher needs an outstanding catcher. Without giant catchers, the ideas of the giant pitchers may eventually disappear.
Back then, if you had a sore arm, the only people concerned were you and your wife. Now it's you, your wife, your agent, your investment counselor, your stockbroker, and your publisher.
Baseball is like church. Many attend few understand.
Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half if physical
Being an umpire is like being a king. It prepares you for nothing.
Cardinal rule for all hitters with two strikes on them: Never trust the umpire.
Catching a fly ball is a pleasure, but knowing what to do with it is a business.
Give me some scratching, diving, hungry ballplayers who come to kill you.
Going to bed with a woman never hurt a ball player. It's staying up all night looking for them that does you in.
Hit em where they ain't.
If I would be happy, I would be a very bad ball player. With me, when I get mad, it puts energy in my body.
If people don't want to come out to the ball park, nobody's going to stop them.
If the fans don't come out to the ball park, you can't stop them .
In the great department store of life, baseball is the toy department.
Managing is getting paid for home runs someone else hits.
Most people miss the great part mental outlook plays in this game.
Ninety percent of this game is half mental.