I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it.
You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possible be - in baseball and in life.
Life is like a baseball game. When you think a fastball is coming, You gotta be ready to hit the curve
Kids are always chasing rainbows, but baseball is a world where you can catch them
Never let the fear of striking out get in your way
Fundamentals are the most valuable tools a player can possess. Bunt the ball into the ground. Hit the cutoff man. Take the extra base. Learn the fundamentals
A hitter's impatience is the pitcher's biggest advantage
Mental attitude and concentration are the keys to pitching
Good fielding and pitching, without hitting, or vice versa, is like Ben Franklin's half pair of scissors - ineffectual
Players who commit errors need reassurance from the pitcher, who must harbor no grudges.
When you step into the batter's box, have nothing on your mind except baseball
The best possible thing in baseball is winning the World Series. The second best thing is losing the World Series
Don't worry about your individual numbers. Worry about the team. If the team is successful, each of you will be successful, too
Be on time. Bust your butt. Play smart. And have some laughs along the way
It takes pitching, hitting and defense. Any two can win. All three make you unbeatable
You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possible be in baseball and in life
I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ain't never been seen by this generation
I see great things in baseball. It's our game--the American game. It will take our people out of doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism. Tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set. Repair these losses, and be a blessing to us
Next to religion, baseball has furnished a greater impact on American life than any other institution
I think a baseball field must be the most beautiful thing in the world. It's so honest and precise. And we play on it. Every star gets humbled. Every mediocre player has a great moment
Any baseball is beautiful. No other small package comes as close to the ideal in design and utility. It is a perfect object for a man's hand. Pick it up and it instantly suggests its purpose: it is meant to be thrown a considerable distance-thrown hard and with precision
Man may penetrate the outer reaches of the universe, he may solve the very secret of eternity itself but for me, the ultimate human experience is to witness the flawless execution of the hit-and-run
The clock doesn't matter in baseball. Time stands still or moves backwards. Theoretically, one game could go on forever. Some seem to.
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