Quotes of Batter

“ 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

“ A pitcher is not a ballplayer. ”

- Christy Mathewson

“ It's funny what a few no-hitters do for a body. ”

- Satchel Paige

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

- Carl Yastrzemski

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

- Bob Feller

“ Schizophrenia beats dining alone. ”

- Oscar Levant

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

- Honus Wagner

“ All the world will beat the man whom fortune buffets. ”

- Thomas Fuller

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

- Bobby Murcer

“ Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it. ”

- Steve Prefontaine

“ When a batter swings and I see his knees move, I can tell just what his weaknesses are then I just put the ball where I know he can't hit it. ”

- Satchel Paige

“ I have observed that baseball is not unlike a war, and when you come right down to it, we batters are the heavy artillery. ”

- Ty Cobb

“ Every great batter works on the theory that the pitcher is more afraid of him than he is of the pitcher. ”

- Ty Cobb

“ Don't be timid when you pray; rather, batter the very gates of heaven with storms of prayer. ”

- Unknown

“ Battering the gates of heaven with the storms of prayer. ”

- Lord Alfred Tennyson

“ Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately tries to hit him is a communist. ”

- Alvin Dark

“ When the season starts, I want him to get hitters out. is not going to convince me that he is not going to get hitters out during the season. I'd like for him to pitch better than he pitched today. We have to wait and see what he does. ”

- Frank Robinson

“ As soon as I got out there I felt a strange relationship with the pitcher's mound. It was as if I'd been born out there. Pitching just felt like the most natural thing in the world. Striking out batters was easy. ”

- Babe Ruth

“ One time I snuck a ball on with me and when I went to winding up, I threw one of them balls to first and one to second. I was so smooth I picked off both runners and fanned the batter without that ump or the other team even knowing it. ”

- Satchel Paige

“ This benefit of seeing… can come only if you pause a while, extricate yourself from the maddening mob of quick impressions ceaselessly battering our lives, and look thoughtfully at a quiet image… the viewer must be willing to pause, to look again, to meditate. ”

- Dorothea Lange
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