Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.— Ted Williams
The most genuine Ted Williams quotes that are little-known but priceless
I've found in life the more you practice, the better you get.
If you want something enough and work hard to get it, your chances of success are greater.
Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.
I've found that you don't need to wear a necktie if you can hit.
It's a funny thing, but, as years go by, I think you appreciate more and more what a great thing it was to be a United States Marine... People will tell me what a shame it was I had to go back into the service a second time, but I'm kinda glad I did.. Besides, I am a U.S. Marine and I'll be one till I die.
A man has to have goals - for a day, for a lifetime - and that was mine, to have people say, 'There goes Ted Williams, the greatest hitter who ever lived.'
Baseball gives every American boy a chance to excel, not just to be as good as someone else but to be better than someone else. This is the nature of man and the name of the game.
The hardest thing to do in baseball is to hit a round baseball with a round bat, squarely.
It was always fun for me, I loved baseball so darn much.
By the hours I practiced, you'd have to say I was working a lot of hours, but it was pretty near tireless fun for me. I'd rather swing a bat than do anything else in the world.
There's only one way to become a hitter.
Go up to the plate and get mad. Get mad at yourself and mad at the pitcher.
If you don't think too good, don't think too much.
All the bullets and all the bombs that explode all over the world won't leave the impact, when all is said and done, of a dollar bill dropped in the Jimmy Fund pot by a warm heart and a willing hand. You should be proud and happy to know that your contribution will someday help some kid to a better life.
People always told me that my natural ability and good eyesight were the reasons for my success as a hitter. They never talk about the practice, practice, practice.
All managers are losers, they are the most expendable pieces of furniture on the face of the Earth.
All I want out of life is that when I walk down the street, folks will say, "There goes the greatest hitter who ever lived."
There has always been a saying in baseball that you can't make a hitter, but I think you can improve a hitter. More than you can improve a fielder. More mistakes are made hitting than in any other part of the game.
You've got to be ready for the fastball.
A man has to have goals - for a day, for a lifetime.
They invented the All-Star game for Willie Mays.
Joe DiMaggio was the greatest all-around player I ever saw.
His career can not be summed up in numbers and awards. It might sound corny, but he had a profound and lasting impact on the country.
No one can ever see the ball hit the bat because it's physically impossible to focus your eyes that way. However, when I hit the ball especially hard, I could smell the leather start to burn as it struck the wooden bat.
Hitting is the most important part of the game.
It is where the big money is, where much of the status is, and the fan interest.
Hitting is fifty percent above the shoulders.
God gets you to the plate, but once your there your on your own.
You have to hit the fastball to play in the big leagues.
The key to hitting is just plain working at it. Work, that's the real secret.
A man has to have goals- for a day, for a lifetime- that was mine, to have people say, There goes Ted Williams, the greatest hitter who ever lived.
If I could run like Mantle I'd hit .400 every year!
Think. Don't just swing. Think about the pitcher, what he threw you last time up, his best pitch, who's up next. Think.
If there was ever a man born to be a hitter it was me.
The Cleveland Cavaliers just offered me a full-time job and a house! A house! A house!
The most fun I ever had in my life was hittin' a baseball.
And the best sound I ever heard in my life was a ball hit with a bat. Powww!
If you get fooled by a pitch with less than two strikes, take it.
I hope somebody hits .400 soon. Then people can start pestering that guy with questions about the last guy to hit .400.
There goes the greatest hitter who ever lived
I object to fishing tournaments less for what they do to fish than what they do to fishermen.
Baseball's future? Bigger and bigger, better and better! No question about it, it's the greatest game there is!
Baseball is 50% from the neck up
No one has come up with a substitute for hard work.
If I was being paid thirty-thousand dollars a year, the very least I could do was hit .400.
By the time you know what to do, you're too old to do it.
I don't want to take anything away from Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle.
They're both great hitters, but they're batting against guys they never would have seen in previous years.