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

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

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

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

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

 

The team has come along slow but fast.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Most games are lost, not won.
- 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

Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.
- Lao Tzu

Every citizen who stops smoking, or loses a few pounds,
or starts managing his chronic disease with real diligence,
is caulking a crack for the benefit of us all.
- Mitch Daniels

I wasn't the one managing my career back then,
that was the problem - I was 14 years old.
- Leif Garrett

Some people asked me if I would be interested in managing the A's.
I said a definite no thank you.
At night, that place is a graveyard with lights.
- Whitey Herzog

Micro managing anything is not a great role for government.
- William Weld

My idea of managing is giving the ball to Tom Seaver
and sitting down and watching him work.
- Sparky Anderson

And if we make the process political,
if we start to make it personal, we're actually going
to frustrate good public policy,
in terms of managing this money.
- Michael Chertoff

I'm having a good time.
Managing my things takes a lot of time.
- Gabriela Sabatini

Managing is like holding a dove in your hand.
Squeeze too hard and you kill it, not hard enough and it flies away.
- Tommy Lasorda

Apparently, the most difficult feat for a Cambridge
male is to accept a woman not merely as feeling,
not merely as thinking, but as managing a complex,
vital interweaving of both.
- Sylvia Plath

My feeling is that when you're managing a baseball team,
you have to pick the right people to play and then pray a lot.
- Robin Roberts

I think management is about just that -
managing people via man-to-man skills.
- Stuart Pearce

The older you get the more capable you get at managing life.
- Rachel Weisz

In playing or managing, the game of ball is only fun
for me when I'm out in front and winning.
I don't give a hill of beans for the rest of the game.
- John McGraw

Managing people's sex lives is something that I don't
think is a good role for government.
- William Weld

There is not much less vexation in the government of
a private family than in the managing of an entire state.
- Michel de Montaigne

Our entire team is focused on managing this company for value -
fixing or eliminating those operations that lessen
value and expanding or adding those that enhance value.
- Phil Condit

The writers keep managing to turn the show in on itself,
coming up with something that's well thought-out and miraculous.
- Kiefer Sutherland

There are three secrets to managing.
The first secret is have patience.
The second is be patient.
And the third most important secret is patience.
- Chuck Tanner

I believe managing is like holding a dove in your hand.
If you hold it too tightly you kill it,
but if you hold it too loosely, you lose it.
- Tommy Lasorda

Not managing your time and making excuses are two bad habits.
Don't put them both together by claiming you "don't have the time".
- Bo Bennett

Deep Throat was a very unfortunate name given to the
source by the managing editor of The Washington Post.
- Bob Woodward


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