"I'd come out more often Clark, but I'm such a nuisance."
"If three-hundred teams use five or six-thousand players, these players are a definite recreational asset to at least twenty-million of the fellow citizens. And that, in my judgment, is thoroughly worthwhile."
"If I didn't have to hobble up those steps in front of all those people, I'd be out at that ball park every day."
"I have no expectation of making a hit every time I come to bat. What I seek is the highest possible batting average, not only for myself, but for my team." - 1933 Radio Speech
"I honestly feel that it would be best for the country to keep baseball going."
"I'm the kind of fan who wants to get plenty of action for my money. I get the biggest kick out of the biggest score - a game in which the hitters pole the ball into the far corners of the field, the outfielders scramble and men run the bases."
"You know how I really feel? I feel like a baseball team going into the ninth inning with only eight men left to play."