"I love September, especially when we're in it." Source: Heavy Hitters (Bill Gutman)
"I'm always amazed when a pitcher becomes angry at a hitter for hitting a home run off him. When I strike out, I don't get angry at the pitcher, I get angry at myself. I would think that if a pitcher threw up a home run ball, he should be angry at himself." Source: The Sporting News (July 17, 1971)
"It's supposed to be fun, the man says 'Play Ball' not 'Work Ball' you know." Source: Late Innings (Roger Angell)
""Now I know why they (the Phillies fans) boo Richie all the time. When he hits a home run, there's no souvenir." Source: Baseball Digest (January 1975, Page 36)
"People like us are afraid to leave ball. What else is there to do? When baseball has been your whole life, you can't think about a future without it, so you hang on as long as you can."
"Pittsburgh isn't fancy, but it is real. It's a working town and money doesn't come easy. I feel as much a part of this city as the cobblestone streets and the steel mills, people in this town expect an honest day's work, and I've it to them for a long, long time."
"They give you a round bat and they throw you a round ball and they tell you to hit it square." Source: New York Times (April 2, 1978)
"Trying to hit him (Sandy Koufax) was like trying to drink coffee with a fork."
"You only have a few years to play this game and you can't play it if you're all tied up in knots."