I'll play baseball for the Army or fight for it, whatever they want me to do.
A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide.
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.
All I had was natural ability.
All the ballparks and the big crowds have a certain mystique. You feel attached, permanently wedded to the sounds that ring out, to the fans chanting your name, even when there are only four or five thousand in the stands on a Wednesday afternoon.
Baseball is a game of inches.
Hitting the ball was easy. Running around the bases was the tough part.I always loved the game, but when my legs weren't hurting it was a lot easier to love.
A full mind is an empty bat.
I don't care who you are, you hear those boos.
You don't realize how easy this game is until you get up in that broadcasting booth.