People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.
Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?
You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.
The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are so obsessed with them.
Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.
Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game - and do it by watching first some high school or small-town teams.
Baseball gives every American boy a chance to excel, not just to be as good as someone else but to be better than someone else. This is the nature of man and the name of the game.
I think it puts baseball back on the map as a sport. It's America's pastime and just look at everyone coming out to the ballpark. It has been an exciting year.
If you put a baseball and other toys in front of a baby, he'll pick up a baseball in preference to the others.
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.
Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.
One of the beautiful things about baseball is that every once in a while you come into a situation where you want to, and where you have to, reach down and prove something.
There are three types of baseball players: those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happens.
The trouble with baseball is that it is not played the year round.
I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it.
Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.
Baseball is like church. Many attend but few understand.
In baseball, my theory is to strive for consistency, not to worry about the numbers. If you dwell on statistics you get shortsighted, if you aim for consistency, the numbers will be there at the end.
Professional baseball is on the wane. Salaries must come down or the interest of the public must be increased in some way.
I want to thank my parents for letting me play baseball. I'm thankful I had baseball knuckles and couldn't become a dentist...I got ,100 a year when I started in the big league, and they get more money now. ...I chased the balls that Babe Ruth hit.
It's a bottom line business where a lot of gray suits are brought in and then, within two years, these guys suddenly know everything about baseball.
After Jackie Robinson the most important black in baseball history is
Im for the dreamers. The only really important things in history have been started by the dreamers. They never know what cant be done.
If I hear Bowie Kuhn say just once more he's doing something for the betterment of baseball, I'm going to throw-up.
I played baseball because I could make more money doing that than I could doing anything else.