To win. Nothing else matters, and nothing else will do.
You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.
Frederick B. Wilcox
Baseball was made for kids, and grown-ups only screw it up.
When you’re in a slump, it’s almost as if you look out at the field and it’s one big glove.
The pitcher has to find out if the hitter is timid. And if the hitter is timid, he has to remind the hitter he’s timid.
I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it.
Don’t forget to swing hard, in case you hit the ball.
Swing hard, in case they throw the ball where you’re swinging.
Ninety feet between home plate and first base may be the closest man has ever come to perfection.
Baseball is a ballet without music. Drama without words.
Remember these two things: play hard and have fun.
What drives me is trying to be perfect.
Think. Don’t just swing. Think about the pitcher, what he threw you last time up, his best pitch, who’s up next. Think.
The key to hitting is just plain working at it. Work, that’s the real secret.
I’ve found in life the more you practice, the better you get. If you want something enough and work hard to get it, your chances of success are greater.
To be a good hitter you’ve got to do one thing – get a good ball to hit.
A great hitter isn’t born, he’s made. He’s made out of practice, fault correction, and confidence.
Unless you give it all you’ve got, there isn’t any sense in playing,
It’s not the size of the bat that gets home runs – it’s the speed with which you can swing it.
I think what separates a superstar from the average ballplayer is that he concentrates just a little bit longer.
Consistency is what counts; you have to be able to do things over and over again.
Youngsters of Little League can survive undercoaching a lot better than overcoaching.
There is no way to have a strong arm if you don’t throw enough.
My pitching philosophy is simple. I believe in getting the ball over the plate and not walking a lot of men.
One of the trademarks of a champion is that he can outlast you.
When you get up to the plate, nobody’s there to help you. You’ve got to do this on your own.
Baseball is the only place in life where a sacrifice is really appreciated.
Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.
There are no heights you can’t rise to when service trumps self-interest.
If my uniform doesn’t get dirty, I haven’t done anything in a baseball game.
Hitting is timing. Pitching is disrupting timing.
This game is won 90 feet at a time.
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