Im for the dreamers. The only really important things in history have been started by the dreamers. They never know what cant be done.
McGraw had been a great friend of my father's in the days when McGraw was managing the New York Giants and my daddy was president of the Chicago Cubs.
I did my best to look ashamed of myself.
I do not think that winning is the most important thing. I think winning is the only thing.
I try not to kid myself. You know, I don't mind romancing someone else, but to fool yourself is pretty devastating and dangerous.
The most beautiful thing in the world is a ballpark filled with people.
I try not to break the rules but merely to test their elasticity.
The Falstaff people, romantics all, went for it. They were so anxious to find out what I was going to do that they could hardly bear to wait out the two weeks. I was rather anxious to find out what I was going to do, too.
I have discovered in 20 years of moving around a ballpark, that the knowledge of the game is usually in inverse proportion to the price of the seats.
The White Sox had long ago tested the loyalty of their rooters the weak and faint of heart had fallen by the wayside and only the strong, the dedicated and the masochistic remained. If there is any justice in this world, to be a White Sox fan freed a man from any other form of penance.
I was in the game for love. After all, where else can an old-timer with one leg, who can't hear or see, live like a king while doing the only thing I wanted to do
Look, we play the Star Spangled Banner before every game. You want us to pay income taxes, too
After a month or so in St. Louis, we were looking around desperately for a way to draw a few people into the ball park, it being perfectly clear by that time that the ball club wasn't going to do it unaided.
There are only two seasons - winter and Baseball.
Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off.
There are only two seasons -- winter and Baseball.
Every baseball crowd, like every theatre audience, has its own distinctive attitude and atmosphere.
When you're out there in the big league pressure cooker, a pitcher's attitude -- his utter confidence that he has an advantage of will and luck and guts over the hitter -- is almost as important as his stuff.
What can I do, I asked myself, that is so spectacular that no one will be able to say he had seen it before The answer was perfectly obvious. I would send a midget up to bat.
The true harbinger of spring is not crocuses or swallows returning to Capistrano, but the sound of the bat on the ball.