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Bob Uecker Quotes and Sayings

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Baseball hasn't forgotten me.
I go to a lot of old-timers games and I haven't lost a thing.
I sit in the bullpen and let people throw things at me.
Just like old times.
- Bob Uecker

When I came up to bat with three men on and two outs in the ninth,
I looked in the other team's dugout and they were already in street clothes.
- Bob Uecker

The way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until it
stops rolling and then pick it up.
- Bob Uecker

I knew when my career was over.
In 1965 my baseball card came out with no picture.
- Bob Uecker

 

Sure, women sportswriters look when they're in the clubhouse.
Read their stories.
How else do you explain a capital letter in the middle of a word?
- Bob Uecker

I didn't get a lot of awards as a player.
But they did have a Bob Uecker Day Off for me once in Philly.
- Bob Uecker

I had slumps that lasted into the winter.
- Bob Uecker

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Anybody with ability can play in the big leagues.
But to be able to trick people year in and year out the way I did,
I think that was a much greater feat.
- Bob Uecker

I set records that will never be equaled.
In fact, I hope 90% of them don't even get printed.
- Bob Uecker

In 1962 I was named Minor League Player of the Year.
It was my second season in the bigs.
- Bob Uecker

When I looked at the third base coach,
he turned his back on me.
- Bob Uecker

Sporting goods companies pay me not to endorse their products.
- Bob Uecker

Let's face it.
Umpiring is not an easy or happy way to make a living.
In the abuse they suffer, and the pay they get for it,
you see an imbalance that can only be explained by
their need to stay close to a game they can't resist.
- Bob Uecker

If a guy hits .300 every year, what does he have to
look forward to? I always tried to stay around .190,
with three or four RBI.
And I tried to get them all in September.
That way I always had something to talk about during the winter.
- Bob Uecker

A life is not important except in
the impact it has on other lives.
- Jackie Robinson (baseball player)

Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man
can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
- Ted Williams

During his training, a baseball player strives
to make each swing better than the last.
The repetition of a faulty swing would be worse than useless.
It would ingrain bad habits.
The same is true of emotional responses.
If we allow ourselves to continue to have the same angry responses,
we just entrench our anger habit.
But if we strive - through consciousness, visualization, and coaching -
to moderate our anger response,
over time, we can train ourselves to respond
to events as we choose - without anger.
You can't magically be free from anger tomorrow,
but you can put yourself on your own training program
that will reduce the frequency and intensity
of your anger response day by day, year by year.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I went through baseball as "a player to be named later."
- Joe Garagiola

Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.
- Joe Garagiola

You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball
and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.
- Jim Bouton

I was showing early symptoms of becoming a professional baseball man.
I was lying to the press.
- Roger Kahn

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

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football,
basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
- John Leonard

Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of
necessary evil to the luxury of baseball,
like the odor that follows an automobile.
- Christy Mathewson

Baseball is a public trust.
Players turn over, owners turn over and certain commissioners turn over.
But baseball goes on.
- Peter Ueberroth

People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball.
I'll tell you what I do.
I stare out the window and wait for spring.
- Rogers Hornsby

The triple is the most exciting play in baseball.
Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood
why fans are so obsessed with them.
- Hank Aaron

I see great things in baseball.
It's our game - the American game.
- Walt Whitman

Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world.
If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off.
- Bill Veeck

The hardest thing to believe about The Fan is not that
Robert De Niro is stalking somebody again but that
anyone cares that much about a baseball player.
- Bernie Lincicome

Baseball life is a tough life on the family.
- Nolan Ryan

As a kid, before I could play music,
I remember baseball being the one thing that could always make me happy.
- Garth Brooks

Baseball wasn't easy for me.
- Ryne Sandberg

Baseball for me was instinctive, born within me,
given to me as a gift from God.
- Willie Stargell

When I was growing up, there weren't any Little Leagues in the city.
Parents worked all the time.
They didn't have time to take their kids out to play baseball and football.
- Mike Krzyzewski

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

I'd never even been to Wrigley Field.
I never even enjoyed baseball that much,
but I loved being there, the crowd was lovely,
and they all sang with me!
- Bea Arthur

Baseball is dull only to dull minds.
- Red Barber

My first job after my retirement from baseball was
as a narrator for the Eastman Philharmonica.
- Willie Stargell

I wasn't really serious about acting -
I was serious about baseball.
- Kurt Russell

Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion,
a screwball can be a pitch or a person,
stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like
except in the umpire's eye or on the ball.
- James Patrick Murray

Baseball's future? Bigger and bigger,
better and better!
No question about it, it's the greatest game there is!
- Ted Williams

Baseball is a team game.
- Eddie Murray

There are no war stories.
I ended up a bombardier, but I never got overseas.
And it wasn't because I was playing baseball either.
It was just a series of things that went on.
- Bobby Thomson

If I couldn't broadcast baseball games,
I think I would make a good impression on people.
- Mackenzie Astin

It really came down to deciding between baseball and soccer.
Soccer won out because I enjoyed it more.
- Brian McBride

I ain't ever had a job, I just always played baseball.
- Satchel Paige

Words can be like baseball bats when used maliciously.
- Sydney Madwed

I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning.
I think about it all day and I dream about it at night.
The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it.
- Carl Yastrzemski

Humanity is the keystone that holds nations and men together.
When that collapses, the whole structure crumbles.
This is as true of baseball teams as any other pursuit in life.
- Connie Mack

I have gone from a player who thought he would spend
his whole career with one organization to a player
who's been with three organizations in a week.
It's like rotisserie baseball.
- Mike Piazza

Baseball is a game of inches.
- Branch Rickey

Baseball needs to put the steroids era behind it by
having and enforcing tough rules against all kinds
of artificial advantages,
so that spring can return.
- Marvin Olasky

That's what Major League Baseball's steroid scandal was all about,
the hidden harm in competitive sports that sends the
wrong message to the young.
- Suzanne Fields

The way I figured it, I was even with baseball and baseball with me.
The game had done much for me, and I had done much for it.
- Jackie Robinson

The great trouble with baseball today is that most
of the players are in the game for the money and that's it,
not for the love of it, the excitement of it,
the thrill of it.
- Ty Cobb

The baseball establishment is permissive about revelry.
- Curt Flood

These old ballparks are like cathedrals in America.
We don't have big old Gothic cathedrals like they do in Europe.
But we got baseball parks.
- Jimmy Buffett

Baseball is more than a game.
It's like life played out on a field.
- Juliana Hatfield

Every player should be accorded the privilege of at
least one season with the Chicago Cubs.
That's baseball as it should be played -
in God's own sunshine.
And that's really living.
- Alvin Dark

I love baseball, and the door remains open.
- Rafael Palmeiro

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 genius of our institutions is democratic -
baseball is a democratic game.
- Al Spalding

I love to play baseball.
I'm a baseball player.
I've always been a baseball player.
I'm still a baseball player.
That's who I am.
- Ryne Sandberg

I watch a lot of baseball on the radio.
- Gerald R. Ford

Cyclists, I work with a number of cyclists.
They are great athletes; they are great aerobic athletes.
If you ask them to hit a baseball or golf ball,
they can't do that.
- Eric Heiden

Boys, baseball is a game where you gotta have fun.
You do that by winning.
- Dave Bristol

The only thing I can do is play baseball.
I have to play ball.
It's the only thing I know.
- Mickey Mantle

Going back down to the minors is the toughest thing to handle in baseball.
- Gaylord Perry

Baseball was the darling of all sports back then.
- Marion Motley

You have to go understand that life and baseball is
littered with all kinds of obstacles and problems along the way.
You have to learn how to overcome them to be successful in life.
- Dave Winfield


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