“He was the best I ever had, with the possible exception of Mays. At that he was even faster than Willie.” The famous Dodger manager during his time as NY Giants manager on outfielder Pete Reiser. The three-time all-star’s career took a nose dive after returning from WWII due to injury.
“The best pitcher I ever saw is ol’ Satchel Paige. My fastball looks like a change of pace alongside that little pistol bullet Satch shoots up the plate.” Dizzy once again paying his respects to the best negro pitcher of all-time at the time of Paige’s death.
“If I played all of my career in the outfield, I’d have 500 homers and 600 errors.” Well admitted by a horrible outfielder, but terrific bat.
“Ninety feet between home plate and first base may be the closest man had come to perfection.” The former sportswriter said it perfectly. Imagine how different the game would be if the measurements were any different.