Quotes of Ballplayer

“ Most of the managers are lifetime.220 hitters. For years pitchers have been getting these managers out 75% of the time and that's why they don't like us. ”

- Bill Lee

“ A good hitter has timing. A good pitcher upsets timing. ”

- Warren Spahn

“ You're always hoping for a no-hitter when a guy goes that deep in a ballgame. We figured it'd be Eckstein who would break it up. He's a good little ballplayer. It's hard to corral him. ”

- Dusty Baker

“ I didn't think he was going after hitters,... He was walking himself into trouble and he was one base hit from blowing the game open. ”

- Frank Robinson

“ There ain't much to being a ballplayer, if you're a ballplayer. ”

- Honus Wagner

“ All I want out of life is that when I walk down the street, folks will say, "There goes the greatest hitter who ever lived.". ”

- Ted Williams

“ I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks in batting practice. ”

- Casey Stengel

“ I don't want to talk as much. It's nicer to think dear, pretty thoughts and keep them in one's heart, like treasures. I don't like to have them laughed at or wondered over. ”

- L. M. Montgomery

“ A hitter's impatience is the pitcher's biggest advantage. ”

- Pete Rose

“ You would be amazed how many important outs you can get by working the count down to where the hitter is sure you're going to throw to his weakness, and then throw to his power instead. ”

- Whitey Ford

“ The Greatest Clutch Hitter in the History of the Boston Red Sox. ”

- David Ortiz

“ Why shouldn't we pitch to Babe Ruth? We pitch to better hitters in the National League. ”

- John McGraw

“ No baseball pitcher would be worth a darn without a catcher who could handle the hot fastball. ”

- Casey Stengel

“ It helps if the hitter thinks you're a little crazy. ”

- Nolan Ryan

“ Ted Williams was the greatest hitter I ever saw, but DiMaggio was the greatest all around player. ”

- Bob Feller

“ 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

“ I was a lousy hitter in May doing the same things that made me a great hitter in June. ”

- Carl Yastrzemski

“ We're like a baseball team that can't hit. The pitcher has to throw a four - or five-hitter every time out. ”

- Rick Pitino

“ If you can do that - if you run, hit, run the bases, hit with power, field, throw and do all other things that are part of the game - then you're a good ballplayer. ”

- Willie Mays

“ Give me some scratching, diving, hungry ballplayers who come to kill you. ”

- Leo Durocher

“ If I would be happy, I would be a bad ballplayer. With me, when I get mad, it puts energy in my body. ”

- Roberto Clemente

“ The best ballplayer's the one who doesn't think he made good. He keeps trying to convince you. ”

- Casey Stengel

“ The greatest manager has a knack for making ballplayers think they are better than they think they are. ”

- Reggie Jackson

“ The more self-centered and egotistical a guy is, the better ballplayer he's going to be. ”

- Bill Lee

“ Roger Maris was as good a man and as good a ballplayer as there ever was. ”

- Mickey Mantle

“ As a ballplayer, I would be delighted to do it again. As an individual, I doubt if I could possibly go through it again. ”

- Roger Maris

“ I don't want to be Babe Ruth. He was a great ballplayer. I'm not trying to replace him. The record is there and damn right I want to break it, but that isn't replacing Babe Ruth. ”

- Roger Maris

“ A pitcher is not a ballplayer. ”

- Christy Mathewson

“ A young ballplayer looks on his first spring training trip as a stage struck young woman regards the theater. ”

- Christy Mathewson

“ What makes a good pinch hitter? I wish the hell I knew. ”

- Bobby Murcer
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