The best pitchers have a short term memory and a bullet proof confidence.— Greg Maddux
Restlessness Baseball Pitcher quotations
It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.
Bob Gibson is the luckiest pitcher I ever saw.
He always pitches when the other team doesn't score any runs.
No baseball pitcher would be worth a darn without a catcher who could handle the hot fastball.
A good base stealer should make the whole infield jumpy.
Whether you steal or not, you're changing the rhythm of the game. If the pitcher is concerned about you, he isn't concentrating enough on the batter.
Your body is not made to throw like we throw.
That's why you see softball pitchers pitching two or three games a day. It's a natural movement in softball. In baseball it's not a natural movement.
In baseball, even the best hitters fail seven of ten times, and of those seven failures there are different reasons why. Some are personal failures, others are losses to the pitcher. You just get beat. In those personal failures, I felt I could have done better.
Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things.
When I played football, basketball and baseball, I was always a starter.
I played baseball as the number three or number four hitter. Playing baseball, I was the third baseman or pitcher. Football, I was the quarterback. I was always versatile. It came to me naturally. It was always easy.
When I knocked a guy down, there was no second part to the story.
Spread the diaper in the position of the diamond with you at bat.
Then fold second base down to home and set the baby on the pitcher's mound. Put first base and third together, bring up home plate and pin the three together. Of course, in case of rain, you gotta call the game and start all over again.
Taking the best left-handed pitcher in baseball and converting him into a right fielder is one of the dumbest things I ever heard.
In the end, it all comes down to the art of breathing.
I love to be in the ballpark. I love to just go in and enjoy a great baseball game, a great pitchers' duel.
You can't hit what you can't see; I float like a butterfly and sting like a bee!
If you had a pill that would guarantee a pitcher 20 wins, but might take five years off his life, he'd take it.
A team of giants needs giant pitchers who throw good ideas but every pitcher needs an outstanding catcher. Without giant catchers, the ideas of the giant pitchers may eventually disappear.
I name (Honus) Wagner first on my list, not only because he was a great batting champion and base-runner, and also baseball's foremost shortstop, but because Honus (Wagner) could have been first at any other position, with the possible exception of pitcher. In all my career, I never saw such a versatile player.
A hitter's impatience is the pitcher's biggest advantage.
To a pitcher, a base hit is the perfect example of negative feedback.
It's high time something was done for the pitchers.
They put up the stands and take down fences to make more home runs and plague the pitchers. Let them revive the spitter and help the pitchers make a living.
Baseball has traditionally possessed a wonderful lack of seriousness.
The game's best player, Babe Ruth, was a Rabelaisian fat man, and its most loved manager, Casey Stengel, spoke gibberish. In this lazy sport, only the pitcher pours sweat. Then he takes three days off.
It's a bottom line business where a lot of gray suits are brought in and then, within two years, these guys suddenly know everything about baseball.
If the World Series was on the line and I could pick one pitcher to pitch the game, I'd choose Whitey Ford every time.
Baseball's Opening Day is full of time-honored traditions: the President throws out the first ball, the Cubs' starting pitcher walks away with a 54.00 ERA, the Royals get mathematically eliminated from the pennant race.
America overflows with specious "victims" demanding redress for spurious grievances. However, one genuinely oppressed minority is getting overdue relief. Beginning with spring training in Arizona and Florida, Major League Baseball, taking pity on traumatized pitchers, is directing umpires to enforce the strike zone.
Greg Maddux is probably the best pitcher in all of baseball along with Roger Clemens. He's much more intelligent than I am because he doesn't have a 95 or 98 mph fastball. I would tell any pitcher who wants to be successful to watch him, because he's the true definition of a pitcher.
I am so happy and proud to learn of Hideo Nomo's election to the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame. He was quite a pitcher and competitor, but he is also a very special and caring person.
In baseball, I was a pitcher, which I hated because there was no action there.
For a while I wanted to be a professional baseball pitcher, and then I wanted to be a musician and then sometimes I think I'd like to start a store for gift-wrapping Christmas presents... But I feel I could do most things I set my mind to, except mechanical things, I'm not very good at that.
When you're caring with your head, there are the things that we talked about that seems boring in baseball. But when you care about your heart, exactly the boring things - a pitcher looking over to first, a batter stepping out and adjusting his gloves - those are just tiresome to the person who's interested. But to the person who's invested, it just makes everything all the more dramatic.
Eddie is like one of those great relief pitchers in baseball who gets the strikeout at the right time. Belfour comes up with the great saves when you need them.
The game of baseball between pitcher and hitter sets up like a game of chess in that you have to anticipate several moves ahead to set up your opponent.
And because I have a four-year-old son I have become a great baseball pitcher.
And, you know, juggler.
Think. Don't just swing. Think about the pitcher, what he threw you last time up, his best pitch, who's up next. Think.
I like football. I like baseball. When the pitcher and the batter start fighting, that's the best.