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  It's designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything is new again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains comes, it stops, and leaves you to face the fall alone.
-A Bartlett Giamatti
  "If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there is a man on base."
-Dave Barry
  Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many players on the field?
-Jim Boulton
  Slump? I ain't in no slump... I just ain't hitting.
-Yogi Berra
  The secret of managing is to keep the guys who hate you away from the guys who are undecided.
-Casey Stengel
  "Fans don't boo nobodies."
-Reggie Jackson
  Congratulations. I knew the record would stand until it was broken.
-Yogi Berra
  The trouble is not that players have sex the night before a game. It's that they stay out all night looking for it.
-Casey Stengel
  Ability is the art of getting credit for all the home runs somebody else hits.
-Casey Stengel
  They say some of my stars drink whiskey. But I have found that the ones who drink milkshakes don't win many ballgames.
-Casey Stengel
  "Two hundred million Americans, and there ain't two good catchers among 'em."
-Casey Stengel
  Sweat plus sacrifice equals success.
-Charlie Finley
  "You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat."
-Christy Mathewson
  "When I was a small boy growing up in Kansas, a friend of mine and I went fishing and as we sat there in the warmth of a summer afternoon on a riverbank we talked about what we wanted to do when we grew up. I told him that I wanted to be a real major-league baseball player, a genuine professional like Honus Wagner. My friend said that he'd like to be President of the United States. Neither of us got our wish."
-Dwight D. Eisenhower
  "I think there are only three things America will be known for 2,000 years from now when they study this civilization: the Constitution, jazz music, and baseball."
-Gerald Early
  "The guy with the biggest stomach will be the first to take off his shirt at a baseball game."
-Glenn Dickey
  My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.
-Hank Aaron
  It took me seventeen years to get 3,000 hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.
-Hank Aaron
  It's d`ej`a vu all over again!
-Yogi Berra
  Show me a guy who's afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
-Lou Brock
  "All the fat guys watch me and say to their wives, 'See, there's a fat guy doing okay. Bring me another beer.'"
-Mickey Lolich
  Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary.
-Ray Knight
  It ain't over 'till it's over.
-Yogi Berra
  Baseball is a lot like life. The line drives are caught, the squibbles go for base hits. It's an unfair game.
-Rod Kanehl
  "Donít look back. Something might be gaining on you."
-Satchel Paige
  "Just take the ball and throw it where you want to. Throw strikes. Home plate don't move."
-Satchel Paige
  "When I played ball, I didn't play for fun. . . . It's no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out. It's a contest and everything that implies, a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest."       Editor's note:  People say Ty Cobb was an asshole
-Ty Cobb


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