"A catcher must want to catch. He must make up his mind that it isn't the terrible job it is painted, and that he isn't going to say every day, 'Why, oh why with so many other positions in baseball did I take up this one.'"
"He (Babe Ruth) hits a ball harder and further than any man I ever saw."
"He (Lou Gehrig) just went out and did his job every day." Source: Confessions from Left Field (Raymond Mungo)
"I don't recall your name but you sure were a sucker for a high inside curve." Source: Try and Stop Me (Bennett Cerf)
"I loved to make a great defensive play, I'd rather do that than hit a home run."
"It shore is perty (award) - much obliged." Source: Try and Stop Me (Bennett Cerf)
"You guys got to see this kid (Mickey Mantle) we have in camp. Out of class C ball, hits 'em both ways - five-hundred feet both ways! You've got to see him." Source: The Sporting News (July 4, 1951)