Joe Garagiola Quotes.
I always loved the signs on the outfield walls, and I’ll never forget the one in Philadelphia. It said, ‘The Phillies use Lifebuoy soap,’ and underneath was scrawled, ‘And they still stink.’
Billy Loes was the only player in the majors who could lose a ground ball in the sun
It’s pitching, hitting and defense that wins. Any two can win. All three make you unbeatable.
He’s one of those Christmas Eve guys. There are people like that… every day in their lives is Christmas Eve.
As a catcher, you can’t be afraid. You gotta make fast decisions.
Baseball gives you every chance to be great. Then it puts every pressure on you to prove you haven’t got what it takes.
Baseball is a game of race, creed, and color. The race is to first base. The creed is the rules of the game. The color? Well, the home team wears white uniforms, and the visiting team wears gray.
The wind always seems to blow against catchers when they are running.
Not only was I not the best catcher in the Major Leagues, I wasn’t even the best catcher on my street!
It seems the baseball player of today will not be satisfied until he plays two weeks in the big league and is able to retire at twenty-two.
I went through baseball as ‘a player to be named later.’
You can call anything a sport if you want.
The Orioles’ Dick Hall comes off the mound like a drunk kangaroo on roller skates.
I went through baseball as a player to be named later.
I guess you don’t really own a dog, you rent them, and you have to be thankful that you had a long lease.
One thing you learned as a Cubs fan: when you bought you ticket, you could bank on seeing the bottom of the ninth.
Nolan Ryan is pitching much better now that he has his curve ball straightened out.
Catchers just aren’t glamorous.
I think that baseball is still the most entertaining game because it’s the simplest to watch.
The catcher is a groundhog. He’s a guy squatting down, digging for the ball in the dirt, and sweating under a pile of uncomfortable protective gear while his knees creak.
Never trust a baserunner with a limp. Comes a base hit and you’ll think he just got back from Lourdes.
You really have to be some kind of a creep for a dog to reject you.
There is no defense against the base on balls.
Don’t tell me you can pitch…pitch. Don’t tell me you can sell…sell.
Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.
Being traded is like celebrating your 100th birthday. It might not be the happiest occasion in the world, but consider the alternative.