Everybody line up alphabetically according to your height.
– Casey Stengel
Good pitching will always stop good hitting and vice-versa.
The team has come along slow but fast.
I broke in with four hits, and the writers promptly declared they had seen the new Ty Cobb. It took me only a few days to correct that impression.
There comes a time in every man’s life, and I’ve had plenty of them.
Never make predictions, especially about the future.
I came in here and a fella asked me to have a drink. I said I don’t drink. Then another fella said hear you and Joe DiMaggio aren’t speaking and I said I’ll take that drink.
I feel greatly honored to have a ballpark named after me, especially since I’ve been thrown out of so many.
I got players with bad watches – they can’t tell midnight from noon.
Son, we’d like to keep you around this season but we’re going to try and win a pennant.
I don’t know if he throws a spitball but he sure spits on the ball.
I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks during batting practice.
All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for… reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration.
If I’ve got a good pinch-hitter, I hate to have him stay on the bench with men on the bases in an early inning. He may end the game right there.
I don’t like them fellas who drive in two runs and let in three.
They say some of my stars drink whiskey, but I have found that ones who drink milkshakes don’t win many ball games.
If we’re going to win the pennant, we’ve got to start thinking we’re not as good as we think we are.
You got to get twenty-seven outs to win.
They told me my services were no longer desired because they wanted to put in a youth program as an advance way of keeping the club going. I’ll never make the mistake of being seventy again.
The trouble is not that players have sex the night before a game. It’s that they stay out all night looking for it.
You have to go broke three times to learn how to make a living.
If you’re so smart, let’s see you get out of the Army.
When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you’re older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.
Don’t drink in the hotel bar, that’s where I do my drinking.
The trouble with women umpires is that I couldn’t argue with one. I’d put my arms around her and give her a little kiss.
You gotta learn that if you don’t get it by midnight, chances are you ain’t gonna get it, and if you do, it ain’t worth it.
The trick is growing up without growing old.
It’s wonderful to meet so many friends that I didn’t used to like.
There are three things you can do in a baseball game. You can win, or you can lose, or it can rain.
Been in this game one-hundred years, but I see new ways to lose ’em I never knew existed before.