Pitching is the art of instilling fear.
The game has a cleanness. If you do a good job, the numbers say so. You don't have to ask anyone or play politics. You don't have to wait for the reviews.
A guy that throws what he intends to throw, that's the definition of a good pitcher.
There is among us a far closer relationship than the purely social one of a fraternal organization because we are bound together not only by a single interest but by a common goal. To win. Nothing else matters, and nothing else will do.
I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it.
People who write about spring training not being necessary have never tried to throw a baseball.
Show me a guy who can't pitch inside and I'll show you a loser.
I think it's incredible because there were guys like Mays and Mantle and Henry Aaron who were great players for ten years... I only had four or five good years.
If there was any magic formula, it was getting to pitch every fourth day.
I've got a lot of years to live after baseball and I would like to live them with the complete use of my body.
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