“A ball player’s got to be kept hungry to become a big-leaguer. That’s why no boy from a rich family ever made the big leagues.” Spoken from a truly talented Hall of Famer who grew up in a poor family.
“You’ve got to remember – I’m 83.” Cobb on why he thought he would only hit .300 against modern-day pitching; comically referring to the question as standing at the plate in his current age.
“Speed is a great asset; but it’s greater when it’s combined with quickness – and there’s a big difference.” The man who is 4th on the all-time steals list speaking of the art of having speed as a tool.
“Third ain’t so bad if nothin’ is hit to you.” Yogi on Casey Stengal’s decision to try him at third base.