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Finding good players is easy.
by Casey Stengel

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Most games are lost, not won.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The team has come along slow but fast.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We learn more by looking for the answer
to a question and not finding it
than we do from learning the answer itself.
- Lloyd Alexander

It is only in adventure that some people
succeed in knowing themselves -
in finding themselves.
- Andre Gide

Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.
- Ludwig Boerne

We come to love not by finding the perfect person,
but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
- Angelina Jolie

The true delight is in the finding out,
rather than in the knowing.
- Isaac Asimov

Life isn't about finding yourself.
Life is about creating yourself.
- George Bernard Shaw

The surprising thing about fatherhood was finding my inner mush.
Now I want to share it with the world.
- Christopher Meloni

I'm a father.
It isn't just my life any more.
I don't want my kid finding bottles in the house or
seeing his father completely smashed.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

The greatest pleasure when I started making money was
not buying cars or yachts but finding myself able to
have as many freshly typed drafts as possible.
- Gore Vidal

Are you feeling stressed and upset?
If so, you are worrying about tomorrow.
Events that have already occurred may cause you regret,
but they only appear to cause worry.
If you just lost your job, you are not worrying about losing your job -
that already happened.
You are worrying about paying your bills and finding a new job.
Those are worries about tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I think the next best thing to solving a problem is
finding some humor in it.
- Frank Howard Clark

The judicial system is the most expensive machine ever
invented for finding out what happened and what to do about it.
- Irving R. Kaufman

It's all about quality of life and finding a happy
balance between work and friends and family.
- Philip Green

Marriage is not about age; it's about finding the right person.
- Sophia Bush

We are always paid for our suspicion by finding what we suspect.
- Henry David Thoreau

Finding some quiet time in your life,
I think, is hugely important.
- Mariel Hemingway

You know they say the most dangerous person of the
world is a member of the United States Congress just
home from a three-day fact-finding trip.
- Johnny Isakson

There is no rule more invariable than that
we are paid for our suspicions
by finding what we suspect.
- Henry David Thoreau

Occasionally I have come across a last patch of snow
on top of a mountain in late May or June.
There's something very powerful about finding snow in summer.
- Andy Goldsworthy

Nixon is finding out there are no tails on an Eisenhower jacket.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

The most important thing about my profession is finding the truth,
finding the reality of these shows.
- Shuler Hensley

There's nothing worse than finding yourself in a situation,
a very demanding piece of work, and knowing that you're
not a true ally to the person who's in charge of all that.
- Daniel Day-Lewis


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