"A lot of things run through your head when you're going in to relieve in a tight spot. One of them was, "Should I spike myself?"
"He (Jimmie Foxx) has muscles in his hair."
"Hell, Lou (Gehrig) it took fifteen years to get you out of a game. Sometimes I'm out in fifteen minutes."
"I'd rather be lucky than good."
"I'm the guy that made
"I'm throwing as hard as I ever did, but the ball is just not getting there as fast."
"I talked to the ball a lot of times in my career. I yelled, "Go foul. Go foul."
"I've got a new invention. It's a revolving bowl for tired goldfish."
"I want to thank all my teammates who scored so many runs and Joe DiMaggio, who ran down so many of my mistakes."
"I was the worst hitter ever. I never even broke a bat until last year when I was backing out of the garage."
"No one hit home runs the way
did. They were something special. They were like homing pigeons. The ball would leave the bat, pause briefly, suddenly gain its bearings, then take off for the stands."
"One rule I had was make your best pitch and back up third base. That relay might get away and you've got another shot at him." Source: Baseball Digest (August 1961)
"The secret of my success was clean living and a fast outfield."
"When Neil Armstong first set foot on the moon, he and all the space scientists were puzzled by an unidentifiable white object. I knew immediately what it was. That was a home run ball hit off me in 1933 by
Jimmie Foxx." Source: Hall of Fame Yearbook (1989)