"Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it's business or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you don't love what you're doing and you can't give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. You'll be an old man before you know it."
"Go with the best you've got." Source: From Lane and Fain to Zisk and Fisk (Bob Vanderberg)
"It's tough to be pitching and having to worry about what a catcher's going to call. If the catcher has a reputation of being a rockhead, the pitcher's gonna have to worry that much more." Source: From Lane and Fain to Zisk and Fisk (Bob Vanderberg)
"I usually stick out my hand and hope he puts the ball in it. Except the one time I went out to take Early Wynn
out. I stuck out my hand and he hit me right in the stomach with the ball." Source: Baseball Digest (March 1969)
"Managing can be more discouraging than playing, especially when you're losing because when you're a player, there are at least individual goals you can shoot for. When you're a manager all the worries of the team become your worries."
"The (New York) Yankees can be had." Source: The Official New York Yankee Hater's Handbook (William B. Mead)
"The manager is by himself. He can't mingle with his players. I enjoyed my players, but I could not socialize with them so I spent a lot of time alone in my hotel room. Those four walls kind of close in on you."
"The youngsters coming up now just go through the motions necessary to make the play. They should bounce around a little, show some life and zip. It adds a little action and gives the fans something to look at rather than the monotonous routine, no matter how perfectly the play is made."
"They say anything can happen in a short series. I just didn't expect it to be that short."
"You make it (the ball) livelier, and some little guy will hit a homer in June and for the rest of the season he's swinging for the fences and isn't worth a damn." Source: Baseball Digest (February 1969)