Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
The pitcher has got only a ball. I've got a bat. So the percentage of weapons is in my favor and I let the fellow with the ball do the fretting.
You can't think and hit at the same time.
You can't steal second base and keep one foot on first.
Just take the ball and throw it where you want to. Throw strikes. Home plate don't move.
When I played ball, I didn't play for fun. . . . It's no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out. It's a contest and everything that implies, a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest.
I'm convinced that every boy, in his heart, would rather steal second base than an automobile.
No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference.
During my 18 years I came to bat almost 10,000 times. I struck out about 1,700 times and walked maybe 1,800 times. You figure a ballplayer will average about 500 at bats a season. That means I played seven years without ever hitting the ball.
I have observed that baseball is not unlike war, and when you get right down to it, we batters are the heavy artillery.
I didn't get over 1300 walks without knowing the strike zone.
Sandy's fastball was so fast, some batters would start to swing as he was on his way to the mound.
I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it.
When they start the game, they don't yell, "Work ball." They say, "Play ball."
I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it.
Good pitching will beat good hitting any time, and vice versa.
"If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always got"
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