Look to the moon when you swing, he instructed. That’s what you want. A ball that disappears into it. One that goes to the moon and past. A moonshot.
I don’t want to be one of those great players who never made the Series.
Don’t ever forget two things I’m going to tell you. One, don’t believe everything that’s written about you. Two, don’t pick up too many checks.
My buddies and I wrote letters to hundreds of professional players, asking for autographed photos. Occasionally one responded, and to get a photo in the mail was a reason to strut.
Playing baseball for pay – home run. Teaching kids to play the game – priceless.
The first and last duty of the lover of the game of baseball, whether in the stands or on the field, is the same as that of the lover of life itself: to pay attention to it. When it comes to the position of catcher, as all but fools and shortstops will freely acknowledge, this solemn requirement is doubled.
They usually show movies on a flight like that.