A good professional athlete must have the love of a little boy. And the good players feel the kind of love for the game that they did when they were Little Leaguers.
- Hall-of-Fame pitcher, Tom Seaver

I'm throwing twice as hard as I ever did. The ball's just not getting there as fast.
- Hall-of-Fame pitcher,"Lefty" Gomez

Nolan Ryan is pitching much better now that he has his curve ball straightened out.
- Joe Garagiola

One year I hit .291 and had to take a salary cut. If you hit .291 today, you'd own the franchise.
- Enos Slaughter

Swing hard, in case they throw the ball where you're swinging.
- Dodger Hall-of-Fame outfielder, Duke Snider

You don't save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain.
- Leo Durocher

Let’s play two.
- Cubs Hall-of-Fame shortstop, Ernie Banks

Listen, if you start worrying about the people in the stands, before too long you're up in the stands with them."
- Former Dodger Hall-of Fame Manager Tommy Lasorda

"I get the ball, I throw the ball, and then I take a shower."
- New York Yankees Closer Mariano Rivera

"If God took baseball away today, I don't know exactly what I'd do. But I know one thing—I'd be perfectly content, and I can honestly say that from the bottom of my heart. I've got a wife who loves me and whom I love to death. I've got my three kids. I'd be ready to shut it down right now and watch them grow up if I had to. I feel that everything that's done in my life, God has planned. So if I happened to blow my arm out or whatever, I'd know that He was doing things for a certain reason, and I really think I could live with that."
- Yankee pitcher, Andy Pettitte


A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore."

"It's like deja vu all over again."

"When you come to a fork in the road, take it."

"Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical."

"Nobody goes there anymore because it's too crowded."

"Bill Dickey is learning me his experience."

"You should always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours."

"He hits from both sides of the plate. He's amphibious."

"How can you hit and think at the same time?"

"I always thought that record would stand until it was broken." "I can see how he (Sandy Koufax) won twenty-five games. What I don't understand is how he lost five."

"If people don't want to come out to the ballpark, how are you going to stop them?"

"I'm a lucky guy and I'm happy to be with the Yankees. And I want to thank everyone for making this night necessary."

"I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did."

"In baseball, you don't know nothing."

"I never blame myself when I'm not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn't my fault that I'm not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?"

"I never said most of the things I said."

"It ain't the heat, it's the humility."

"It gets late early out there."

"I wish everybody had the drive he (Joe DiMaggio) had. He never did anything wrong on the field. I'd never seen him dive for a ball, everything was a chest-high catch, and he never walked off the field."

"So I'm ugly. I never saw anyone hit with his face."

"Take it with a grin of salt."

"The game's isn't over until it's over."

"The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase."

"You can observe a lot just by watching."

"You should always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours."

"You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going because you might not get there."

"We made too many wrong mistakes."

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