You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat.
Anybody's best pitch is the one the batters ain't hitting that day.
If you've ever been around a group of actors, you've noticed, no doubt, that they can talk of nothing else under the sun but acting. It's exactly the same way with baseball players. Your heart must be in your work.
Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of necessary evil to the luxury of baseball, like the odor that follows an automobile.
A young ballplayer looks on his first spring training trip as a stage struck young woman regards the theater.
I owe everything I have to them when I'm out there on the mound. But I owe the fans nothing and they owe me nothing when I am not pitching.
A boy cannot begin playing ball too early. I might almost say that while he is still creeping on all fours he should have a bouncing rubber ball.
A pitcher is not a ballplayer.
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