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Paul Waner Quotes and Sayings

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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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 better be looking for another pitcher.
- Jeff Cooper

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

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

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

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

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

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

A pitcher is not a ballplayer.
- Christy Mathewson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Myself acquainted with misfortune, I learn to help the unfortunate.
- Virgil

The press is like the peculiar uncle you keep in the attic -
just one of those unfortunate things.
- G. Gordon Liddy

It's something that jazz has gotten away from,
and it's unfortunate.
Players aren't physical anymore.
- Branford Marsalis

You philosophers are lucky men.
You write on paper and paper is patient.
Unfortunate Empress that I am, I write on the susceptible skins of living beings.
- Catherine the Great

It is a comfort to the unfortunate to have companions in woe.
- Simon Forman

You know, in the 1970's, when I was in high school,
I belonged to a band called the Happy Funk Band.
Until an unfortunate typo caused us to be expelled from school.
- Colin Mochrie

Every unfortunate event does not give rise to lawsuit.
- Judge Mills Lane

There's no greater way to gain an audience's sympathy
than by being unfortunate.
- Seth Green

I don't see how they can with most of my pieces,
but I think it's unfortunate that they can through
familiarity with flashy performances of a great deal of other music.
- Peter Maxwell Davies

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

The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.
- Democritus

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

It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world,
that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth.
- Arthur Balfour

That most unfortunate war, which I deeply deplore.
- Hirohito

It really comes down to the fact that,
because I was perceived as a bad guy for leaving the show,
I think people were rooting against the movies.
That was really unfortunate.
- David Caruso

It is an unfortunate human failing that a full pocketbook
often groans more loudly than an empty stomach.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Alas for the affairs of men!
When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow;
and if they are unfortunate,
a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away.
- Aeschylus

The fastidious are unfortunate; nothing satisfies them.
- Jean de La Fontaine


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