It's not the disability that defines you; it's how you deal with the challenges the disability presents you with.— Jim Abbott
Undeniable Baseball Pitching quotations
The best pitchers have a short term memory and a bullet proof confidence.
The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three run homers.
Bob Gibson is the luckiest pitcher I ever saw.
He always pitches when the other team doesn't score any runs.
The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love.
No baseball pitcher would be worth a darn without a catcher who could handle the hot fastball.
Family is everything. It is even more important than baseball.
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.
My dad taught me to switch-hit. He and my grandfather, who was left-handed, pitched to me every day after school in the back yard. I batted lefty against my dad and righty against my granddad.
Good pitching will always stop good hitting and vice-versa.
Throw strikes. Home plate don't move.
I use my single windup, my double windup, my triple windup, my hesitation windup, my no windup. I also use my step-n-pitch-it, my submariner, my sidearmer and my bat dodger. Man's got to do what he's got to do.
I remember one time going out to the mound to talk with Bob Gibson.
He told me to get back behind the batter; that the only thing I knew about pitching was that it was hard to hit!
One rule I had was make your best pitch and back up third base.
That relay might get away and you've got another shot at him.
Blind people come to the park just to hear him pitch.
Nothing flatters me more than to have it assumed that I could write prose, unless it be to have it assumed that I once pitched a baseball with distinction.
I can't believe that Babe Ruth was a better player than Willie Mays.
(Babe) Ruth is to baseball what Arnold Palmer is to golf. He got the game moving. But I can't believe he could run as well as (Willie) Mays, and I can't believe he was any better an outfielder.
One of the beautiful things about baseball is the history.
You can't hit what you can't see; I float like a butterfly and sting like a bee!
Probably the most dramatic change in pitching I've observed in my years in baseball has been the disappearance of the knockdown or brushback pitch. This is why record numbers of home runs are flying out of ballparks, why earned run averages are soaring, and why there are so few twenty game winners in the majors.
Put the right pitching mechanics together with good health, and there's nothing surprising about lasting a long time.
If you don't succeed at first, try pitching.
Someone once described the pitching of a no-hit game as like catching lighting in a bottle.
The good rising fastball is the best pitch in baseball.
How can I play baseball if I'm stupid? If I was stupid I wouldn't have pitched in the World Series. I'd be playing ball in Mexico or Yugoslavia or on Pluto.
To a pitcher, a base hit is the perfect example of negative feedback.
You know you're pitching well when the batters look as bad as you do at the plate.
I was pitching on all adrenaline and challenging them.
I was throwing the ball right down the heart of the plate.
Things could be worse. Suppose your errors were counted and published everyday, like those of a baseball player.
I'm a fastball hitter. It's no secret I'm looking for a fastball every pitch. I think it's one of the hardest things to do in sports-to hit a moving baseball.
The first pitch to Tucker Ashford is grounded into left field.
No, wait a minute. It's ball one. Low and outside.
I don't think baseball could survive without all the statistical appurtenances involved in calculating pitching, hitting and fielding percentages. Some people could do without the games as long as they got the box scores.
The secret of success in pitching lies in getting a job with the Yankees.
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.