"I hope that I am not a hoodoo.(hex on the team)"
"I like it (baseball) for two reasons. First, because I enjoy it myself and second, because if by the presence of the temporary first magistrate such a healthy amusement can be encouraged, I want to encourage it."
"Saturday's game was a fine one, but several times when a hit meant a run, the batter was ordered to bunt. I believe they should hit it out. I love the game when there is plenty of slugging.
"That's the last time I'll ever pitch. If that team hit me as well as they did, I must by through. I'll never pitch again."
"The game of baseball is a clean, straight game, and it summons to its presence everybody who enjoys clean, straight athletics. It furnishes amusement to the thousands and thousands."
"To Walter Johnson
with the hope that he will be as formidable as in yesterday's game." - Inscription on opening day first pitch