A man has to have goals - for a day, for a lifetime - and that was mine, to have people say, 'There goes Ted Williams, the greatest hitter who ever lived.'
Hitting is fifty percent above the shoulders.
Everyone has a breaking point, turning point, stress point, the game is permeated with it. The fans don't see it because we make it look so efficient. But internally, for a guy to be successful, you have to be like a clock spring, wound but not loose at the same time.
I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it.
In all my years of play, I never saw an ump deliberately make an unfair decision. They really called them as they saw 'em.
It's supposed to be fun, the man says 'Play Ball' not 'Work Ball' you know.
Swing hard, in case they throw the ball where you're swinging.
Any time you think you have the game conquered, the game will turn around and punch you right in the nose.
Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.
It helps if the hitter thinks you're a little crazy.
Never let your dreams go away.
A good base stealer should make the whole infield jumpy. Whether you steal or not, you're changing the rhythm of the game. If the pitcher is concerned about you, he isn't concentrating enough on the batter.
"Slump? I ain't in no slump. I just ain't hitting."