Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of necessary evil to the luxury of baseball, like the odor that follows an automobile.— Christy Mathewson
The most unforgettable Christy Mathewson quotes that will activate your inner potential
Anybody's best pitch is the one the batters ain't hitting that day.
A boy cannot begin playing ball too early.
I might almost say that while he is still creeping on all fours he should have a bouncing rubber ball.
I am not a veteran environmentalist. I don't live in a house made of recycled tires, I've never handcuffed myself to a tree, and I don't grow my own organic rutabaga.
A young ballplayer looks on his first spring training trip as a stage struck young woman regards the theater.
You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat.
Luck is a combination of confidence and getting the breaks.
No man can have a 'yellow streak' and last.
He must pay much attention to his nerves or temperament. He must hide every flaw.
If you've ever been around a group of actors, you've noticed, no doubt, that they can talk of nothing else under the sun but acting. It's exactly the same way with baseball players. Your heart must be in your work.
I owe everything I have to them when I'm out there on the mound.
But I owe the fans nothing and they owe me nothing when I am not pitching.
I always tried to learn about the hitters.
Anytime someone got a hit off me, I made a mental note of the pitch. He'd never see that one again.
A pitcher is not a ballplayer.
You must have an alibi to show why you lost.
If you haven't one, you must fake one. You self confidence must be maintained.