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Most ball games are lost, not won. ...
by Casey Stengel

Most ball games are lost, not won.
- Casey Stengel

Related topics: Sports

The trick is growing up without growing old.
- Casey Stengel PHOTO

All right everyone, line up alphabetically according to your height.
- Casey Stengel

The trouble is not that players have sex the night before a game.
It's that they stay out all night looking for it.
- Casey Stengel

 

When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you
never committed and when you're older you begin to
get credit for virtues you never possessed.
It evens itself out.
- Casey Stengel

Good pitching will always stop good hitting and vice-versa.
- Casey Stengel

If we're going to win the pennant, we've got to start
thinking we're not as good as we think we are.
- Casey Stengel

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I came in here and a fella asked me to have a drink.
I said I don't drink.
Then another fella said hear you and Joe DiMaggio aren't
speaking and I said I'll take that drink.
- Casey Stengel

Two hundred million Americans, and there ain't two good catchers among 'em.
- Casey Stengel

You have to go broke three times to learn how to make a living.
- Casey Stengel

Now there's three things you can do in a baseball game:
You can win or you can lose or it can rain.
- Casey Stengel

I don't like them fellas who drive in two runs and let in three.
- Casey Stengel

The key to being a good manager is keeping the people
who hate me away from those who are still undecided.
- Casey Stengel

Don't drink in the hotel bar, that's where I do my drinking.
- Casey Stengel

It's wonderful to meet so many friends that I didn't used to like.
- Casey Stengel

I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional
walks during batting practice.
- Casey Stengel

I feel greatly honored to have a ballpark named after me,
especially since I've been thrown out of so many.
- Casey Stengel

The Yankees don't pay me to win every day,
just two out of three.
- Casey Stengel

You got to get twenty-seven outs to win.
- Casey Stengel

The secret of successful managing is to keep the five
guys who hate you away from the four guys who haven't made up their minds.
- Casey Stengel

Most games are lost, not won.
- Casey Stengel

Being with a woman all night never hurt no professional baseball player.
It's staying up all night looking for a woman that does him in.
- Casey Stengel

Don't cut my throat, I may want to do that later myself.
- Casey Stengel

If you're playing baseball and thinking about managing,
you're crazy.
You'd be better off thinking about being an owner.
- Casey Stengel

Son, we'd like to keep you around this season but we're
going to try and win a pennant.
- Casey Stengel

You have to have a catcher because if you don't you're
likely to have a lot of passed balls.
- Casey Stengel

Finding good players is easy.
Getting them to play as a team is another story.
- Casey Stengel

Oldtimers, weekends, and airplane landings are alike.
If you can walk away from them, they're successful.
- Casey Stengel

I was not successful as a ball player,
as it was a game of skill.
- Casey Stengel

You gotta learn that if you don't get it by midnight,
chances are you ain't gonna get it, and if you do,
it ain't worth it.
- Casey Stengel

Managing is getting paid for home runs that someone else hits.
- Casey Stengel

The trouble with women umpires is that I couldn't argue with one.
I'd put my arms around her and give her a little kiss.
- Casey Stengel

They say some of my stars drink whiskey,
but I have found that ones who drink milkshakes don't win many ball games.
- Casey Stengel

No baseball pitcher would be worth a darn without a
catcher who could handle the hot fastball.
- Casey Stengel

Been in this game one-hundred years,
but I see new ways to lose 'em I never knew existed before.
- Casey Stengel

Sure I played, did you think I was born at the age
of 70 sitting in a dugout trying to manage guys like you?
- Casey Stengel

Without losers, where would the winners be?
- Casey Stengel

If you're so smart, let's see you get out of the Army.
- Casey Stengel

I don't know if he throws a spitball but he sure spits on the ball.
- Casey Stengel

I got players with bad watches - they can't tell midnight from noon.
- Casey Stengel

They say Yogi Berra is funny.
Well, he has a lovely wife and family,
a beautiful home, money in the bank,
and he plays golf with millionaires.
What's funny about that?
- Casey Stengel

There are three things you can do in a baseball game.
You can win, or you can lose, or it can rain.
- Casey Stengel

Ability is the art of getting credit for all the home runs somebody else hits.
- Casey Stengel

You gotta lose 'em some of the time.
When you do, lose 'em right.
- Casey Stengel

The Mets have shown me more ways to lose than I even knew existed.
- Casey Stengel

Never make predictions, especially about the future.
- Casey Stengel

There comes a time in every man's life,
and I've had plenty of them.
- Casey Stengel

The team has come along slow but fast.
- Casey Stengel

They told me my services were no longer desired because
they wanted to put in a youth program as an advance
way of keeping the club going.
I'll never make the mistake of being seventy again.
- Casey Stengel

Society is a masked ball,
where every one hides his real character,
and reveals it by hiding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you meet the Buddha in the lane, feed him the ball.
- Phil Jackson

He hits it long.
His shoulders are impressively quick through the ball.
That's where he's getting his power from.
He's young and has great elasticity.
- Nick Faldo

Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a
ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.
- Woodrow Wilson

He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.
- Edgar R. Fiedler

It's a round ball and a round bat, and you got to hit it square.
- Pete Rose

He hits the ball a long way and he knows how to win.
- Gary McCord

If you think it's hard to meet new people,
try picking up the wrong golf ball.
- Jack Lemmon

I don't want to play golf.
When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it.
- Rogers Hornsby

I started playing ball when I was a kid.
My dad was a pro ball player and he passed on his knowledge to me.
- Kurt Russell

One disco, one soft ball game, one lost love,
one gay pride rally at a time.
- Jasmine Guy

Four times out of five the linesman gets a better view
of the ball near him than the player himself.
- Helen Wills Moody

To be a good hitter you've got to do one thing -
get a good ball to hit.
- Rogers Hornsby

It's supposed to be fun, the man says 'Play Ball' not 'Work Ball' you know.
- Willie Stargell

Swing hard, in case they throw the ball where you're swinging.
- Duke Snider

I wish they'd shut the gates, and let us play ball
with no press and no fans.
- Richie Allen

Training's completely different now.
It used to be a lot of running and work without the ball.
Now it's all with the ball, which any player loves.
- Frank Lampard

The angle from which the line and ball are seen makes
a tremendous difference in the call,
and the player who is inclined to fret inwardly about
decisions should realize this.
- Helen Wills Moody

I met Hilary Vaughan at a Student Ball in 1944 and
we married in the summer of 1946,
as soon as I graduated.
- James W. Black

As a professional writer of detective stories,
I string along with the ballplayers.
I love a ball game.
- Rex Stout

To be a big league ball player, you have to love the game.
- Enos Slaughter

The man who complains about the way the ball bounces
is likely the one who dropped it.
- Lou Holtz


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