If I knew I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself.
I had it all, and I blew it. (shortly before dying from cancer and other complications of alcoholism)
Well, baseball was my whole life. Nothing's ever been as fun as baseball.
My dad taught me to switch-hit. He and my grandfather, who was left-handed, pitched to me everyday after school in the back yard. I batted lefty against my dad and righty against my granddad.
He who has the fastest golf cart never has a bad lie
Heroes are people who are all good with no bad in them. That's the way I always saw Joe DiMaggio. He was beyond question one of the greatest players of the century.
To play 18 years in Yankee Stadium is the best thing that could ever happen to a ballplayer.
Roger Maris was as good a man and as good a ballplayer as there ever was.
The only thing I can do is play baseball. I have to play ball. It's the only thing I know.
Sometimes I think if I had the same body and the same natural ability and someone else's brain, who knows how good a player I might have been.
Somebody once asked me if I ever went up to the plate trying to hit a home run. I said, 'Sure, every time.'
I always loved the game, but when my legs weren't hurting it was a lot easier to love.
If I knew I was going to live so long, I'd have taken better care of myself.
A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide.
I'll play baseball for the Army or fight for it, whatever they want me to do.
If I had known I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself!
It's unbelievable how much you don't know about the game you've been playing all your life.
Today's Little Leaguers, and there are millions of them each year, pick up how to hit and throw and field just by watching games on TV. By the time they're out of high school, the good ones are almost ready to play professional ball.
After I hit a home run I had a habit of running the bases with my head down. I figured the pitcher already felt bad enough without me showing him up rounding the bases.
When I hit a home run I usually didn't care where it went. So long as it was a home run was all that mattered.
The biggest game I ever played in was probably Don Larsen's perfect game.
You don't realize how easy this game is until you get up in that broadcasting booth.
I could never be a manager. All I have is natural ability.