You just can't beat the person who never gives up.
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.
Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
Yesterday's home runs don't win today's games.
Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
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.
Reading isn't good for a ballplayer. Not good for his eyes. If my eyes went bad even a little bit I couldn't hit home runs. So I gave up reading.
I learned early to drink beer, wine and whiskey. And I think I was about 5 when I first chewed tobacco.
Baseball changes through the years. It gets milder.