Quotes from the Movie Eight Men Out

You get out there, and the stands are full and everybody's cheerin'. It's like everybody in the world come to see you. And inside of that there's the players, they're yakkin' it up. The pitcher throws and you look for that pill... suddenly there's nothing else in the ballpark but you and it. Sometimes, when you feel right, there's a groove there, and the bat just eases into it and meets that ball. When the bat meets that ball and you feel that ball just give, you know it's going to go a long way. Damn, if you don't feel like you're going to live forever.

Buck Weaver

I always figured it was talent made a man big, you know, if I was the best at something. I mean, we're the guys they come to see. Without us, there ain't a ballgame. Yeah, but look at who's holding the money and look at who's facing a jail cell. Talent don't mean nothing. And where's Comiskey and Sullivan, Attell, Rothstein? Out in the back room cutting up profits, that's where. That's the damn conspiracy.

Eddie Cicotte

What's this, Harry?

Eddie Cicotte

That's awfully white of him. He didn't happen to mention when we can expect that bonus he promised us in return for taking the flag, did he?

Eddie Cicotte

Kid, we got no beef with you. [opens one of the champagne bottles - nothing happens] It's flat.

Eddie Cicotte

It's about my bonus, Mr. Comiskey. You promised me a $10,000 bonus if I won 30 games this year and I think I deserve it.

Eddie Cicotte

You told Kid to sit me down the last two weeks of the season to get ready for the series. That cost me five more starts; I know I would have won at least two more games.

Eddie Cicotte

I deserve that bonus.

Eddie Cicotte

It's your ball club Mr. Comiskey.

Eddie Cicotte

Regardless of the verdict of juries... no player who throws a ball game... no player who undertakes, or promises to throw a game... no player who sits in conference with a bunch of crooked players and gamblers where the ways and means of throwing a ball game are discussed, and does not promptly tell his club about it... will ever play professional baseball again.

Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis

Mr. Comiskey sent these down for you. A congratulations for a successful pennant race.

Harry

This is your bonus.

Harry

Look, fellas, if it was up to me...

Kid Gleason

Harry, how many games did Mr. Cicotte win for us this year?

Charles Comiskey

We had to get your arm ready for the series.

Charles Comiskey

29 is not 30, Eddie. You will get only the money you deserve.

Charles Comiskey

You know what you feed a dray horse in the morning if you want a day's work out of him?

Sport Sullivan

Just enough so he knows he's hungry.

Sport Sullivan

You say you can find seven men on the best club that ever took the field willin' to throw the World Series? I find that hard to believe.

Sport Sullivan

You go back to Boston and turn seventy grand at the drop of a hat? I find that hard to believe.

Chick Gandil

You never played for Charlie Comiskey.

Chick Gandil

They say that six or seven guys. I find that hard to believe.

Abe Atell

Yeah, but they're the champs.

Abe Atell

This is different.

Abe Atell

Quote of the Day

Social Media
Our Partners
Quote of the Day App
Android app on Google Play