They say some of my stars drink whiskey, but I have found that ones who drink milkshakes don't win many ball games.— Casey Stengel
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The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.
All right everyone, line up alphabetically according to your height.
Oldtimers, weekends, and airplane landings are alike.
If you can walk away from them, they're successful.
Gettin' good players is easy. Gettin' 'em to play together is the hard part.
The secret of successful managing is to keep the five guys who hate you away from the four guys who haven't made up their minds.
See that fella over there? He's 20 years old.
In 10 years, he's got a chance to be a star. Now that fella over there, he's 20 years old, too. In 10 years he's got a chance to be 30.
The trouble is not that players have sex the night before a game.
It's that they stay out all night looking for it.
When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.
Now there's three things you can do in a baseball game: You can win or you can lose or it can rain.
He'd (Yogi Berra) fall in a sewer and come up with a gold watch.
Well, that's baseball. Rags to riches one day and riches to rags the next. But I've been in it 36 years and I'm used to it.
No baseball pitcher would be worth a darn without a catcher who could handle the hot fastball.
You look up and down the bench and you have to say to yourself, 'Can't anybody here play this game?' There comes a time in every man's life and I've had plenty of them.
Son, we'd like to keep you around this season but we're going to try and win a pennant.
I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks during batting practice.
Most ball games are lost, not won.
Good pitching will always stop good hitting and vice-versa.
The trick is growing up without growing old.
I was once asked what it takes to be a great manager...my response? Great players.
Being with a woman all night never hurt no professional baseball player.
It's staying up all night looking for a woman that does him in.
It's easy to get good players. Getting them to play together, that's the hard part.
Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story.
They say Yogi Berra is funny. Well, he has a lovely wife and family, a beautiful home, money in the bank, and he plays golf with millionaires. What's funny about that?
There's nobody on my ball club that doesn't go from first to third on a base hit, or from second to home. Every time you steal a base, you're taking a gamble on getting thrown out, and taking the bat out of the hitter's hand.
Managing is getting paid for home runs that someone else hits.
You have to have a catcher because if you don't you're likely to have a lot of passed balls.
I never saw anyone like Ty Cobb. No one even close to him as the greatest all-time ballplayer. That guy was superhuman, amazing.
Left-handers have more enthusiasm for life.
They sleep on the wrong side of the bed, and their head gets more stagnant on that side.
We was going to get you a birthday cake, but we figured you'd drop it.
He (Babe Ruth) was very brave at the plate.
You rarely saw him fall away from a pitch. He stayed right in there. No one drove him out.
All that analysis is well and good, but what I need right now is a left-handed batter who can hit the ball over the shortstop's head.
He (Mickey Mantle) should lead the league in everything.
With his combination of speed and power he should win the triple batting crown every year. In fact, he should do anything he wants to do.
I feel greatly honored to have a ballpark named after me, especially since I've been thrown out of so many.
Without losers, where would the winners be?
There comes a time in every man's life, and I've had plenty of them.
Okay everybody, line up in alphabetical order according to your height.
I got players with bad watches - they can't tell midnight from noon.
The Yankees don't pay me to win every day, just two out of three.
If you're playing baseball and thinking about managing, you're crazy.
You'd be better off thinking about being an owner.
Don't cut off your nose yourself.
You have to go broke three times to learn how to make a living.
Ability is the art of getting credit for all the home runs somebody else hits.
They say you can't do it, but sometimes it doesn't always work.
Some of you fellers are getting 'Whiskey Slick.'
You gotta learn that if you don't get it by midnight, chances are you ain't gonna get it, and if you do, it ain't worth it.
Never wear a backward baseball cap to an interview unless applying for the job of umpire.
It's wonderful to meet so many friends that I didn't used to like.
I don't know if he throws a spitball but he sure spits on the ball.
The trouble with women umpires is that I couldn't argue with one.
I'd put my arms around her and give her a little kiss.