"If you put a baseball and other toys in front of a baby, he'll pick up a baseball in preference to the others." Source: Baseball Magazine (January 1951)
"It would be useless for any player to attempt to explain successful batting." Source: Baseball Magazine (March 1917)
"Luck is the great stabilizer in baseball." Source: Baseball Magazine (March 1917)
"(Babe) Ruth made a grave mistake when he gave up pitching. Working once a week he might have lasted a long time and become a great star."
"The American boy starts swinging the bat about as soon as he can lift one."
"The Babe was a great ballplayer, sure, but (Ty) Cobb was even greater. Babe could knock your brains out, but (Ty) Cobb would drive you crazy."
"When I was a rookie, Cy Young
used to hit me flies to sharpen my abilities to judge in advance the direction and distance of an outfield-hit ball."