A good professional athlete must have the love of a little boy. And the good players feel the kind of love for the game that they did when they were Little Leaguers.— Tom Seaver
The most skyrocket Tom Seaver quotes that will activate your inner potential
The concentration and dedication- the intangibles are the deciding factors between who won and who lost.
If you don't think baseball is a big deal, don't do it. But if you do, do it right.
God is living in New York, and he's a Mets fan.
Some pitchers want to be known as the fastest throwers that ever lived.
Some want to win 30 games in one season. Some want to pitch a no-hitter. All I want to do is the best I can, day after day. In other words, I want to prove I am the best.
Im a huge advocate of pitching. You have to have good pitching as the solid core, the foundation. It keeps you in every game.
Do you think it's easy to just walk up to Joe DiMaggio and start up a conversation? I've been around him at old-timers' games, and believe me, he's someone special. It's not easy to walk over and say, 'How ya doin', Joe, whaddya say?' You really feel as though this is the one old-timer you have to call Mister.
The good rising fastball is the best pitch in baseball.
These kids today, they want to be men, they want to be foxhole guys, but they’re not being allowed to do that. Imagine if these computer geeks who are running baseball now were allowed to run a war? They’d be telling our soldiers: ‘That’s enough. You’ve fired too many bullets from your rifle this week!’
Only three or four outs directly affect the outcome of any given game.
..One of the greatest challenges of pitching is to recognize these critical situations and rise to the occasion with consistency and a competitive spirit.
You have the honor and privilege of being in position to do something amazingly special. If you have the chance, you must do it.
The artful pitcher must take the inevitable peaks and valleys of pitching in stride and never give in to the batters or lose sight of his/her own strengths.
He (Joe Morgan) knew when something needed to be done, and he'd do it.
My job isn't to strike guys out, it's to get them out - sometimes by striking them out.
Lou Brock, along with Maury Wills, are probably the two players most responsible for the biggest change in the game over the last fifteen years - the stolen base.
Take a look at all of them: Marichal, Jenkins, Spahn - what do you think made them successful? They conditioned their arms by pitching more, not less, starting from when they signed their first contract.
It takes 20 victories for people to recognize you as a great pitcher.
No one had more impact on my career than Gil Hodges.
Playing for him was a learning experience, and he was a tower of strength. Not everbody liked him, but everybody respected him. He went about his job in a very professional manner, and it caused me to do the same with my job.
My pitch count as a general rule was 135.
And I knew how many pitches I had when I went to the mound for the last three innings.
If the Mets can win the World Series, the United States can get out of Vietnam.
Once a year, I take my whole wine team down to see the Giants, and we meet the players. Ive never seen anyone pitch like Lincecum that can throw the ball and get through the front leg. He has that stiff front leg.
Pitching is what you have best on the day you work, and if you cant get your fastball over the plate, then maybe you can win with your curve.
In baseball, my theory is to strive for consistency, not to worry about the numbers. If you dwell on statistics you get shortsighted, if you aim for consistency, the numbers will be there at the end.
It's (baseball) on the radio and in the newspapers every day, the only game you can follow on that basis. From whatever arm's length you choose, it's always there.
I would like to be a great artist. I would quit pitching if I could paint like Monet or Rousseau. But I cant. What I can do is pitch, and I can do that very well.
Pitch within yourself.
There are only two places in the league - first place and no place.
Fenway is the essence of baseball
I wasn't ever much of a Yankee fan.
There is no set numerical value you can put on a pitcher. Theyre all different.