A ball player’s got to be kept hungry to become a big-leaguer. That’s why no boy from a rich family ever made the big leagues.
~Joe DiMaggio, quoted in New York Times, 30 April 1961
I’ve come to the conclusion that the two most important things in life are good friends and a good bullpen.
~Bob Lemon, 1981
I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks in batting practice.
~Casey Stengel, 1967
There have been only two geniuses in the world. Willie Mays and Willie Shakespeare.
What does a mama bear on the pill have in common with the World Series? No cubs.
There are three things in my life which I really love: God, my family, and baseball. The only problem – once baseball season starts, I change the order around a bit.
~Al Gallagher, 1971
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.