"Having Willie Stargell
on your ball club is like having a diamond ring on your finger." Source: Time Magazine (October 29, 1979)
"I don't think a manager should be judged by whether he wins the pennant, but by whether he gets the most out of the twenty-five men he's been given."
"If you don't like the way the Atlanta Braves are playing then you don't like baseball." Source: Baltimore Sun (April 26, 1987)
"It's hard to win a pennant, but it's harder to lose one."
"The greatest feeling in the world is to win a major league game. The second greatest feeling is to lose a major league game." Source: The Sporting News (July 15, 1985)
"There are three secrets to managing. The first secret is have patience. The second is be patient. And the third most important secret is patience."
"What you have to remember is that baseball isn't a week or a month but a season — and a season is a long time." Source: Christian Science Monitor (June 3, 1982)
"You can have money piled to the ceiling but the size of your funeral is still going to depend on the weather." Source: The Sporting News (May 20, 1979)