If it wasn't for baseball, I'd be in either the penitentiary or the cemetery.
I'll promise to go easier on drinking and to get to bed earlier, but not for you, fifty thousand dollars, or two-hundred and fifty thousand dollars will I give up women. They're too much fun.
Cobb is a prick. But he sure can hit. God Almighty, that man can hit.
How about a little noise. How do you expect a man to putt?
I won't be happy until we have every boy in America between the ages of six and sixteen wearing a glove and swinging a bat.
Reading isn't good for a ballplayer. Not good for his eyes. If my eyes went bad even a little bit I couldn't hit home runs. So I gave up reading.
As soon as I got out there I felt a strange relationship with the pitcher's mound. It was as if I'd been born out there. Pitching just felt like the most natural thing in the world. Striking out batters was easy.
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.
Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.
It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.
How to hit home runs: I swing as hard as I can, and I try to swing right through the ball... The harder you grip the bat, the more you can swing it through the ball, and the farther the ball will go. I swing big, with everything I've got. I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can.
Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back.
Watch my dust.