Bill Veeck Quotes

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.

Bill Veeck

That's the true harbinger of spring, not crocuses or swallows returning to Capistrano, but the sound of a bat on a ball

Bill Veeck

This is a game to be savored, not gulped. There's time to discuss everything between pitches or between innings

Bill Veeck

The season starts too early and finishes too late and there are too many games in between

Bill Veeck

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

Bill Veeck

Baseball is the only thing beside the paper clip that hasn't changed

Bill Veeck

I have discovered in twenty years of moving around a ball park, that the knowledge of the game is usually in inverse proportion to the price of the seats

Bill Veeck

What we have are good gray ballplayers, playing a good gray game and reading the good gray Wall Street Journal. They have been brainwashed, dry-cleaned and dehydrated!... Wake up the echoes at the Hall of Fame and you will find that baseball's immortals were a rowdy and raucous group of men who would climb down off their plaques and go rampaging through Cooperstown, taking spoils.... Deplore it if you will, but Grover Cleveland Alexander drunk was a better pitcher than Grover Cleveland Alexander sober

Bill Veeck

It never ceases to amaze me how many of baseball's wounds are self-inflicted

Bill Veeck

That's the true harbinger of spring, not crocuses or swallows returning to Capistrano, but the sound of a bat on the ball.

Bill Veeck

This is a game to be savored, not gulped. There's time to discuss everything between pitches or between innings.

Bill Veeck

Baseball is the only game left for people. To play basketball, you have to be 7 feet 6 inches. To play football, you have to be the same width.

Bill Veeck

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