"A pitcher has to look at the hitter as his mortal enemy."
"A pitcher is only as good as his legs." Source: Complete Baseball Handbook (Walt Alston)
"A pitcher will never be a big winner until he hates hitters." Source: The Long Season (Jim Brosnan)
"I don't like losing a ballgame any more than a salesman likes losing a sale."
"It would depend how well she (his mother) was hitting (answer to if he would throw at mom also)." Source: Baseball Digest (April 1970)
"I've got a right to knock down anybody holding a bat." Source: A Season in the Sun (Roger Kahn)
"I would if she (mom again) were crowding the plate." - answer to if he would blow her down on Mother's Day
"Only if she (mom again) was digging in." - answer to if he would throw at mom again
"That space between the white lines, that's my office. That's where I conduct my business."
"You can't get enjoyment out of hate. I wish I could live by this one-hundred percent, but every fourth or fifth day during the summer, I go into a Jekyll and Hyde act. Every time a player gets a hit or home run off me I get strange notions and ideas of things I would like to do to him. Then after the game I feel ashamed and think to myself, 'This guy is a nice fellow and I wonder what's happening to you, Early?' So I'll call him up and invite him to be my guest at dinner and spend the evening talking shop." Source: Sport Magazine (March 1956)