"Baseball hasn't forgotten me. I go to a lot of old-timers games and I haven't lost a thing. I sit in the bullpen and let people throw things at me. Just like old times."
"I knew when my career was over. In 1965, my baseball card came out with no picture."
"Baseball must be a great game to survive the fools who run it."
"Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off."
"For the parents of a Little Leaguer, a baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into innings."
"There are only two seasons—winter and baseball."
"I have discovered in 20 years of moving around a ballpark, that the knowledge of the game is usually in inverse proportion to the price of the seats."
"Just take the ball and throw it where you want to. Throw strikes. Home plate don't move."
"After I hit a home run I had a habit of running the bases with my head down. I figured the pitcher already felt bad enough without me showing him up rounding the bases."
"I hated to bat against Drysdale. After he hit you he'd come around, look at the bruise on your arm and say, 'Do you want me to sign it?' "
"With the money I'm making, I should be playing two positions."
"Well, boys, it's a round ball and a round bat and you got to hit the ball square."
"Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer."
"There are three things in my life which I really love: God, my family, and baseball. The only problem—once baseball season starts, I change the order around a bit."