I have discovered, in 20 years of moving around a ballpark, that the knowledge of the game is usually in inverse proportion to the price of the seats.
Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off.
Im for the dreamers. The only really important things in history have been started by the dreamers. They never know what cant be done.
The most beautiful thing in the world is a ballpark filled with people.
I try not to break the rules but merely to test their elasticity.
There are only two seasons -- winter and Baseball.
I try not to kid myself. You know, I don't mind romancing someone else, but to fool yourself is pretty devastating and dangerous.
When you're out there in the big league pressure cooker, a pitcher's attitude -- his utter confidence that he has an advantage of will and luck and guts over the hitter -- is almost as important as his stuff.
Look, we play the Star Spangled Banner before every game. You want us to pay income taxes, too?
I do not think that winning is the most important thing. I think winning is the only thing.
The true harbinger of spring is not crocuses or swallows returning to Capistrano, but the sound of the bat on the ball.
After a month or so in St. Louis, we were looking around desperately for a way to draw a few people into the ball park, it being perfectly clear by that time that the ball club wasn't going to do it unaided.
The Falstaff people, romantics all, went for it. They were so anxious to find out what I was going to do that they could hardly bear to wait out the two weeks. I was rather anxious to find out what I was going to do, too.
I was in the game for love. After all, where else can an old-timer with one leg, who can't hear or see, live like a king while doing the only thing I wanted to do?