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Don Drysdale Quotes and Sayings

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The pitcher has to find out if the hitter is timid,
and if he is timid, he has to remind the hitter he's timid.
- Don Drysdale

When I throw a curve that hangs and it goes for a hit,
I want to chew up my glove.
- Don Drysdale

When we played, World Series checks meant something.
Now all they do is screw your taxes.
- Don Drysdale

If they knocked two of your guys down,
I'd get four.
You have to protect your hitters.
- Don Drysdale

 

My own little rule was two for one.
If one of my teammates got knocked down,
then I knocked down two on the other team.
- Don Drysdale

A torn rotator cuff is a cancer for a pitcher and if
a pitcher gets a badly torn one,
he has to face the facts, it's all over baby.
- Don Drysdale

I hate all hitters.
I start a game mad and I stay that way until it's over.
- Don Drysdale

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Some of these guys wear beards to make them look intimidating,
but they don't look so tough when they have to deliver the ball.
Their abilities and their attitudes don't back up their beards.
- Don Drysdale

What's unfortunate about buying a pitcher for $12 million
is that he carries no warranty.
- Bob Verdi

In the olden days, the umpire didn't have to take any courses in mind reading.
The pitcher told you he was going to throw at you.
- Leo Durocher

A guy that throws what he intends to throw,
that's the definition of a good pitcher.
- Sandy Koufax

But because I could throw so hard when I got to college they made me a pitcher.
- Shemar Moore

If I ever find a pitcher who has heat,
a good curve, and a slider, I might seriously consider marrying him,
or at least proposing.
- Sparky Anderson

Every pitcher can beat you, it doesn't matter how good you are.
- Barry Bonds

Every great batter works on the theory that the pitcher
is more afraid of him than he is of the pitcher.
- Ty Cobb

I was a pitcher, shortstop and outfielder,
and the Yankees tried to sign me out of high school
as a first-round draft pick in 1981.
I turned them down to go to college.
- Bo Jackson

A pitcher's got to be good and he's got to be lucky to get a no hit game.
- Cy Young

You don't save a pitcher for tomorrow.
Tomorrow it may rain.
- Leo Durocher

And then when I went to stay in '68,
I can honestly say that I was not focused on my career
and on what it took to be a major league pitcher and
to be a starting pitcher.
- Nolan Ryan

The pitcher cries for water to carry and a person for work that is real.
- Marge Piercy

The pitcher has got only a ball.
I've got a bat.
So the percentage in weapons is in my favor and I let
the fellow with the ball do the fretting.
- Hank Aaron

A pitcher is not a ballplayer.
- Christy Mathewson

If a pitcher sees you fiddling with the bat,
he'll stall until your arms are tired before you even get a chance to hit.
- Paul Waner

Guessing what the pitcher is going to throw is eighty
percent of being a successful hitter.
The other twenty percent is just execution.
- Hank Aaron

You don't always make an out.
Sometimes the pitcher gets you out.
- Carl Yastrzemski

A pitcher is only as good as his legs.
- Early Wynn

Let the pitcher move first, then, as he draws his arm back,
you draw the bat back and you are ready.
- Paul Waner

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

Anybody who's ever had the privilege of seeing me play
knows that I am the greatest pitcher in the world.
- Dizzy Dean

In baseball, I was a pitcher, which I hated because
there was no action there.
- Bo Jackson

Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately
tries to hit him is a communist.
- Alvin Dark

There's only one way to become a hitter.
Go up to the plate and get mad.
Get mad at yourself and mad at the pitcher.
- Ted Williams

You better be looking for another pitcher.
- Jeff Cooper

Momentum? Momentum is the next day's starting pitcher.
- Earl Weaver

The reason I think I'm a good pitcher is I locate my
fastball and I change speeds.
Period.
That's what you do to pitch.
That's what pitchers have to do to win games.
- Greg Maddux

I never faced a pitcher with better stuff than Nolan Ryan.
- Robin Yount

I don't like to sound egotistical, but every time I
stepped up to the plate with a bat in my hands,
I couldn't help but feel sorry for the pitcher.
- Rogers Hornsby

A pitcher needs two pitches, one they're looking for
and one to cross them up.
- Warren Spahn

A manager uses a relief pitcher like a six shooter,
he fires until it's empty then takes the gun and throws it at the villain.
- Dan Quisenberry

The oldest pitcher acquires confidence in his ballclub -
he doesn't try to do it all himself.
- Burleigh Grimes

After I hit a home run I had a habit of running the bases with my head down.
I figured the pitcher already felt bad enough without
me showing him up rounding the bases.
- Mickey Mantle

I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make
them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it.
- Sandy Koufax

A pitcher will never be a big winner until he hates hitters.
- Early Wynn

The way we're going...
if I called up another pitcher, he'd just hang up the phone on me.
- Frank Robinson

What is life, after all, but a challenge? And what
better challenge can there be than the one between
the pitcher and the hitter.
- Warren Spahn

A pitcher has to look at the hitter as his mortal enemy.
- Early Wynn

I figured that pitchers had a better chance of getting drafted than fielders,
so I decided I should be a pitcher.
But I never expected to be picked in the first round.
I wasn't even sure I'd get picked at all.
- Dwight Gooden

It took me a while to figure that out and to realize
what a gift that I had been given.
And when I finally did, I dedicated myself to be the
best pitcher I possibly could be,
for as long as I possibly could be.
- Nolan Ryan

During my time, there might have been one pitcher or
two that were top pitchers on a team.
Teams that won maybe had three, but today they have a lot of depth.
They have a lot of long relievers, short relievers,
and the strategy is different.
- Ernie Banks

In the White House, you can be on the pitcher's mound
or you can be in the catcher's position.
Put points on the board.
Show people you can govern.
Deliver on what you said you were going to deliver on.
- Rahm Emanuel

Pitchers did me a favor when they knocked me down.
It made me more determined.
I wouldn't let that pitcher get me out.
They say you can't hit if you're on your back,
but I didn't hit on my back.
I got up.
- Frank Robinson

Generally in the Little League you're up against a
good pitcher who throws like hell.
What does the coach say? Get a walk.
Isn't that beautiful way to learn to hit? For four
years you stand up there looking for a walk.
- Robin Roberts

I think that's why I like baseball.
There's something great about it - you're young,
the pitcher's young and he's got this great arm,
and he doesn't really realize anything about strategy.
- Bruce McCulloch

As soon as I got out there I felt a strange relationship
with the pitcher's mound.
It was as if I'd been born out there.
Pitching just felt like the most natural thing in the world.
Striking out batters was easy.
- Babe Ruth

Fix your eye on the ball from the moment the pitcher holds it in his glove.
Follow it as he throws to the plate and stay with it
until the play is completed.
Action takes place only where the ball goes.
- Bill Klem

Any pitcher who might throw at me should know I'm not
giving up my day job or trying to get anyone else's job.
I just can't think of anything cooler than being one of the boys of summer!
- Garth Brooks

In the split second from the time the ball leaves the
pitcher's hand until it reaches the plate you have
to think about your stride,
your hip action, your wrist action, determine how much,
if any the ball is going to break and then decide whether to swing at it.
- Duke Snider

I'm always amazed when a pitcher becomes angry at a
hitter for hitting a home run off him.
When I strike out, I don't get angry at the pitcher,
I get angry at myself.
I would think that if a pitcher threw up a home run ball,
he should be angry at himself.
- Willie Stargell

It was seldom that I attended any religious meetings,
as my parents had not much faith in and were never
so unfortunate as to unite themselves with any of the religious sects.
- Orson Pratt

We have long honored those who gave their lives during
the unfortunate reality of war.
- Michael N. Castle

I think it's unfortunate to have critics for friends.
- William Styron

Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

There is no more unfortunate creature under the sun
than a fetishist who yearns for a woman's shoe and
has to settle for the whole woman.
- Karl Kraus

Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long
enough to distinguish between the vicious and the unfortunate.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

It's unfortunate that you don't see the loyalty from
management to players and players to management like
we used to see in the old days.
- Kevin Johnson

Its unfortunate and I really wish I wouldn't have to say this,
but I really like human beings who have suffered.
They're kinder.
- Emma Thompson

It's unbelievable, there's a book out attacking Gore,
when he's the most unfortunate loser in political history.
- Vincent Bugliosi

It's unfortunate that sometimes in schools,
there's this need to have things quantified and graded.
- Rita Dove

I took upon myself to enact the part of a poor,
unfortunate crazy girl, and felt it my duty not to
shirk any of the disagreeable results that should follow.
- Nellie Bly

I've been unfortunate enough to be working,
and recovering from a few injuries now and again.
- Jason Statham

I have an unfortunate personality.
- Orson Welles


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