Pitch Perfect Quotes

Mental attitude and concentration are the keys to pitching

Ferguson Jenkins

I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it.

Sandy Koufax

Nothing flatters me more than to have it assumed that I could write prose-unless it be to have it assumed that I once pitched a baseball with distinction.

Robert Frost

Guessing what the pitcher is going to throw is eighty percent of being a successful hitter. The other twenty percent is just execution

Hank Aaron

Fix your eye on the ball from the moment the pitcher holds it in his glove. Follow it as he throws to the plate and stay with it until the play is completed. Action takes place only where the ball goes

Bill Klem

Spread the diaper in the position of the diamond with you at bat. Then fold second base down to home and set the baby on the pitcher's mound. Put first base and third together, bring up home plate and pin the three together. Of course, in case of rain, you gotta call the game and start all over again.

Jimmy Piersal

You know you're pitching well when the batters look as bad as you do at the plate

Duke Snider

Army life was rough. Would you believe it, they actually wanted me to pitch three times a week.

Whitey Ford

I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it

Sandy Koufax

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

Bill Veeck

The pitcher has to find out if the hitter is timid. And if the hitter is timid, he has to remind the hitter he's timid

Don Drysdale

Trying to sneak a pitch past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak a sunrise past a rooster

Joe Adcock and Curt Simmons

Nolan Ryan is pitching much better now that he has his curve ball straightened out

Joe Garagiola

Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion, a screwball can be a pitch or a person, stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like except in the umpire's eye or on the ball.

Jim Murray

A shot glass of desire is greater than a pitcher of talent.

Andy Munthe

Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion, a screwball can be a pitch or a person, stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like except in the umpire's eye or on the ball.

Jim Murray

If you get fooled by a pitch with less than two strikes, take it

Ted Williams

The pitcher has to throw a strike sooner or later, so why not hit the pitch you want to hit and not the one he wants you to hit?

Johnny Mize

Mental attitude and concentration are the keys to pitching

Ferguson Jenkins

A hitter's impatience is the pitcher's biggest advantage

Pete Rose

Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing

Warren Spahn

The pitcher has got only a ball. I've got a bat. So the percentage of weapons is in my favor and I let the fellow with the ball do the fretting.

Hank Aaron

Pitchers, like poets, are born not made.

Cy Young

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

Bill Veeck

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