Baseball is like a poker game.
~Herbert H. Paper
Pro-rated at 500 at-bats a year that means that for two years out of the fourteen I played, I never even touched the ball.
Talking to Yogi Berra about baseball is like talking to Homer about the gods.
~A. Bartlett Giamatti
When I look back at what I had to go through in black baseball, I can only marvel at the many black players who stuck it out for years in the Jim Crow leagues because they had nowhere else to go.
It’s crazy how things happen for a reason — I love when players have meetings; I hate when I do. So they had their meeting, and the big part of it was, We don’t quit. We don’t quit.
Baseball is more than a game. It’s like life played out on a field.
Bad ballplayers make good managers, not the other way around. All I can do is help them be as good as they are.