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

The team has come along slow but fast.
- 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

 

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

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

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I got players with bad watches - they can't tell midnight from noon.
- 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 comes a time in every man's life,
and I've had plenty of them.
- Casey Stengel

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

Without losers, where would the winners be?
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Most games are lost, not won.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No baseball pitcher would be worth a darn without a
catcher who could handle the hot fastball.
- 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 don't know if he throws a spitball but he sure spits on the ball.
- Casey Stengel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Choose to adopt the attitude toward failure that sports teams do.
In each game, one team succeeds and one fails.
Then the next week they both get out and play again.
Life is also a game - with some successes and some failures.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I failed to make the chess team because of my height.
- Woody Allen

Baseball players are smarter than football players.
How often do you see a baseball team penalized for
too many men on the field?
- Jim Bouton

Any time Detroit scores more than 100 points and holds
the other team below 100 points they almost always win.
- Doug Collins

Within 10 years it will be impossible to travel to
the North Pole by dog team.
There will be too much open water.
- Will Steger

It costs a lot to sue a magazine, and it's too bad
that we don't have a system where the losing team has
to pay the winning team's lawyers.
- Carol Burnett

Another little known fact about Amazing Tennis -
the computer opponents are modeled after real people.
In an odd turn of events, I joined a division 3 college tennis team at age 38.
- David Crane

Beating Pakistan is always special because they are
a tough team and we have a bit if a history regarding Pakistan.
- Sachin Tendulkar

This is America's Team and we are confident this outstanding
group of athletes will make our country proud.
- Peter Ueberroth

I can't think of any NBA team over the last few years
that lost three starters.
And we replaced them basically with three guys who
really haven't played in this league.
- Isiah Thomas

I'd like to think that the nature of the two teams -
Boston being a championship team over the years and the Lakers,
same thing - was a lot bigger than Larry Bird or Magic Johnson.
- Oscar Robertson

Our team has a lot of talent.
I hope that soon we will break out with four or five
goals and avoid overtime.
- Peter Bondra

The Olympics were great, because you had to make the team,
and then go to the games.
Now, I don't know, these guys today don't want to do anything like that.
- Oscar Robertson

The important thing is to get the right players on
the team so Mike can be successful.
- Chuck Daly

The team that gets off to a good start wins pennants.
- John McGraw

If it has to sell its mascot, your team sucks.
- Jay Mohr

But if you look at teams that want to share more revenues,
they're teams that don't have a lot on the table.
They've long since not had any serious investment in their team.
- Jerry Jones

Barcelona are my favourite team in Spain,
let's put it that way.
- Frank Lampard

The team that is going to win is the one that does
its homework the best by studying its opponents.
- Imran Khan

To me, it's really important to drive change through
a team because one person,
while the buck has to stop with somebody,
the company is just too big for one person.
- Sanjay Kumar

It's a terrible thing to have to tell your fans,
who have waited like Detroit's have,
that their team won't win it this year.
But it's better than lying to them.
- Sparky Anderson

But a funny thing happened four years later.
I was invited to play for an alumni team against the Red Wings.
- Ted Lindsay


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