Baseball hasn't been the national pastime for many years now - no sport is. The national pastime, like it or not, is watching television
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you
You win a few, you lose a few. Some get rained out. But you got to dress for all of them.
Ain't no man can avoid being born average, but there ain't no man got to be common
It ain't over till it's over.
You observe a lot by watching.
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.
That's the true harbinger of spring, not crocuses or swallows returning to Capistrano, but the sound of a bat on the ball.
When I was a small boy in Kansas, a friend of mine and I went fishing.... I told him I wanted to be a real Major League Baseball Player, a genuine professional like Honus Wagner. My friend said that he'd like to be President of the United States. Neither of us got our wish.
Any time you think you have the game conquered the game will turn around and punch you right in the nose.
I was never nervous when I had the ball, but when I let go I was scared to death.
This is a game to be savored, not gulped. There's time to discuss everything between pitches or between innings.
Pitchers, like poets, are born not made.
I didn't get over 1300 walks without knowing the strike zone.
Every player, in his secret heart, wants to manage someday. Every fan, in the privacy of his mind, already does
Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing
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?
Control is what kept me in the big leagues for twenty-two years
You can't think and hit at the same time
If you get fooled by a pitch with less than two strikes, take it
Most one-run games are lost, not won
The saddest day of the year is the day baseball season ends
Nobody ever said, "Work ball!" They say, "Play ball!" To me, that means having fun
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