“You wind him up in the spring, turn him loose, he hits .330 or .340, and you shut him off at the end of the season.” One of the great lefties of all-time on Hall of Fame second baseman, Charlie Gehringer.
“You can’t hit what you can’t see. I’ve signed him and he’s leaving today.” The Washington Senators catcher who was sent to scout Walter Johnson couldn’t have said if more perfectly.
“What did he lead the league in? He led the league in manhood, that’s what.” The Yankee publicist on Mickey Mantle winning the 1962 AL MVP in which he did not lead the league in any of the big three categories.
“When a ballplayer is winning, even his sweat smells good.” Former big league pitcher bringing to life the the true essence of the dream world of baseball because of the sights, smells, etc it brings out.