The will to win is worthless if you don't get paid for it.
Fans don't boo nobodies.
After Jackie Robinson the most important black in baseball history is
I'm human and I've played my butt off for ten years. I'm not a loafer, I'm not a jerk, I'm a baseball player.
In the building I live in on Park Avenue there are ten people who could buy the Yankees, but none of them could hit the ball out of Yankee Stadium.
For a certain amount of money, you'll eat Alpo.
I have a hard time believing athletes are overpriced. If an owner is losing money, give it up. It's a business. I have trouble figuring out why owners would stay in if they're losing money.
I couldn't quit, because of all the kids, and the blacks, and the little people pulling for me. I represent both the underdog and the overdog in our society.
When you take a pitch and line it somewhere, it's like you've thought of something and put it there with beautiful clarity.
The only way I'm going to win a Gold Glove is with a can of spray paint.
I was reminded that when we lose and I strike out, a billion people in China don't care.
When you've played this game for ten years and gone to bat seven-thousand times and gotten two-thousand hits do you know what that really means? It means you've gone zero for five-thousand.
I was 'colored' until I was 14, a Negro until I was 21 and a black man ever since.
You know, this game's not very much fun when you're only hitting.247.
I'd like to be able to light the fire a little bit.