See that fella over there? He's 20 years old. In 10 years, he's got a chance to be a star. Now that fella over there, he's 20 years old, too. In 10 years he's got a chance to be 30.— Casey Stengel
Risky New York Yankees quotations
The last thing you want to do is finish playing or doing anything and wish you would have worked harder.
I'm not perfect; no one is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. I think you try to learn from those mistakes.
I don't know (if they were men or women running naked across the field).
They had bags over their heads.
What you've lost sight of is what you are, and what you are is what you hate.
You're the 10-time WWE Champion! You're the man! You, like the Red Sox, like Boston, are no longer the underdog! You're a dynasty. You are what you hate. You have become the New York Yankees!
I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
I hated to bat against Drysdale. After he hit you he'd come around, look at the bruise on your arm and say, 'Do you want me to sign it?'
So many ideas come to you and you want to try them all, but you can't.
You're like a mosquito in a nudist colony, you don't know where to start.
Hating the Yankees is as American as pizza pie, unwed mothers, and cheating on your income tax.
I'm the straw that stirs the drink.
Out of what... a thousand?
Some kids dream of joining the circus, others of becoming a major league baseball player. I have been doubly blessed. As a member of the New York Yankees, I have gotten to do both.
Ninety percent of this game is half mental.
To get a better piece of chicken, you'd have to be a rooster.
If I played in New York, they'd name a candy bar after me.
Now this is over thirty years later and the guy said he was that cab driver.
He apologized and he was serious. I felt awful. He might have been spending his whole life thinking he had jinxed me, but I told him he hadn't. My number was up.
When I look in the mirror, I look at the enemy.
There is no one to blame for this but myself. I should have bought myself a mirror a long time ago.
Why buy good luggage? You only use it when you travel.
The Feds can kiss my ass.
Maybe they made me captain because I've been here so long.
But if I'm supposed to lead by example, then I'll be a terrible captain.
Baseball didn't really get into my blood until I knocked off that hitting streak. Getting a daily hit became more important to me than eating, drinking or sleeping.
I think you learn. You learn from your mistakes. You learn from things you do and try to stay away from the negatives in your life. I think I've grown.
We were mighty short of infielders in those days
I try to sign for as many kids as possible.
Kids come first, and I'll always sign for a kid before an adult.
On the day I was signed, Mr. Finley, the owner of the Athletics at that time came up to me and said, 'When you were six you ran away from home, and when your parents found you at a nearby lake, you had already caught two catfish and were pulling in a third. Now repeat it back to me.'
Here's the pitch. Mantle swings. There's a tremendous drive going into deep left field! It's going, going! It's over the bleachers... over the sign atop the bleachers... into the yards of houses across the street! It's got to be one of the longest runs I've ever seen! How about that!
It's something inside his heart that's bigger than anything.
He's got the heart of a lion about to grab something.
I'm a little too belligerent. I cuss and swear at people. I yell at umpires and maybe I'm a little to tough at home sometimes. I don't sign as many autographs as I should and I haven't always been that good with writers.
I want to thank the good lord for making me a yankee
You take a team with twenty-five assholes and I'll show you a pennant. I'll show you the New York Yankees.
I have a lot of regrets about what I've done. If I had to do it over again, I never would have left the Mets. I'm very thankful for all that Mr. (George) Steinbrenner did for me when I was with the Yankees, but I wish I had stayed in New York with the Mets.
Listen up, because I've got nothing to say and I'm only gonna to say it once.
There's nobody on my ball club that doesn't go from first to third on a base hit, or from second to home. Every time you steal a base, you're taking a gamble on getting thrown out, and taking the bat out of the hitter's hand.
He's the leader on this team, I know when Baltimore let us have him, they thought they were giving us a problem. I'll take problems like that anytime.
I didn't really say everything I said.