Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is.
I don't think baseball owes colored people anything. I don't think colored people owe baseball anything, either.
Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed upon the Yankees. Apparently it angers them.
You figure they cheat at the ballpark, they'll cheat on the golf course, they'll cheat in business, and anything else in life. Players may laugh about it and say it's funny, but right down in their heart, they don't think it's funny at all, and they have no respect for a person who cheats.
I would rather beat the Yankees regularly than pitch a no hit game.
Ted Williams was the greatest hitter I ever saw, but DiMaggio was the greatest all around player.
Nowadays, they have more trouble packing hair dryers than baseball equipment.
Baseball in the Navy always was much more fun than it had been in the major leagues.
If you believe your catcher is intelligent and you know that he has considerable experience, it is a good thing to leave the game almost entirely in his hands.
I just reared back and let them go.
I'm no hero. Heroes don't come back. Survivors return home. Heroes never come home. If anyone thinks I'm a hero, I'm not.
When I pick up the ball and it feels nice and light and small I know I'm going to have a good day. But if I picked it up and it's big and heavy, I know I'm liable to get into a little trouble.
Where the ball went was up to heaven. Sometimes I threw the ball clean up into the stands.