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Sandy Koufax Quotes and Sayings

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Pitching is the art of instilling fear.
- 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

If there was any magic formula, it was getting to pitch every fourth day.
- Sandy Koufax

I've got a lot of years to live after baseball and
I would like to live them with the complete use of my body.
- Sandy Koufax

 

The game has a cleanness.
If you do a good job, the numbers say so.
You don't have to ask anyone or play politics.
You don't have to wait for the reviews.
- Sandy Koufax

People who write about spring training not being necessary
have never tried to throw a baseball.
- Sandy Koufax

I think it's incredible because there were guys like
Mays and Mantle and Henry Aaron who were great players for ten years...
I only had four or five good years.
- Sandy Koufax

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

Show me a guy who can't pitch inside and I'll show you a loser.
- Sandy Koufax

There is among us a far closer relationship than the
purely social one of a fraternal organization because
we are bound together not only by a single interest but by a common goal.
To win.
Nothing else matters, and nothing else will do.
- Sandy Koufax

Hitting is timing.
Pitching is upsetting timing.
- Warren Spahn

The difference between relief pitching when I did it today is simple,
there is too much of it.
It's one of those cases where more is not necessarily better.
- Bob Feller

You can always improve your bench and relief pitching.
- Keith Hernandez

Pitching is 80% of the game and the other half is hitting and fielding.
- Mickey Rivers

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

That's how you win - pitching and defense.
- Derek Jeter

I'm excited about being here in an organization that I grew up rooting for...
I'm excited about being an Atlanta Brave and pitching in Game 1.
- Tim Hudson

No, I think the pitching today has more depth.
- Ernie Banks

I have vertigo.
Vertigo makes it feel like the floor is pitching up and down.
Things seem to be spinning.
It's like standing on the deck of a ship in really high seas.
- Laura Hillenbrand

Baseball is all about pitching, and we know we have to improve our pitching.
- Tom Hicks

I have some shorter stories coming out in other books early next year.
I might be pitching a re-vamp of Ghost Rider in the spring.
We'll see.
- Patton Oswalt

You give us the pitching some of these clubs have and no one could touch us,
but God has a way of not arranging that,
because it's not as much fun.
- Sparky Anderson

It's pitching, hitting and defense that wins.
Any two can win.
All three make you unbeatable.
- Joe Garagiola

I would like to host a show, something like travel
or cooking or something like that,
something I'm really interested in, and so I'm pitching
a couple television shows.
- Trishelle Cannatella

I can't recall too much about pitching,
but I do remember that I was anxious to get it over with.
I just wanted to get that first game over with and go from there.
- Dennis Eckersley

Pitching is a priority.
- Tom Hicks

Sooner or later the arm goes bad.
It has to...
Sooner or later you have to start pitching in pain.
- Whitey Ford

Nobody likes to hear it, because it's dull,
but the reason you win or lose is darn near always the same -
pitching.
- Earl Weaver

We have to have great pitching performances from our guys,
and we have to take it from there.
- Bobby Bonilla

My pitching philosophy is simple - keep the ball way from the bat.
- Satchel Paige

I can't do it every day.
They're not going to give me much to hit right now.
They're pitching me real well.
If I get there, fine.
- Sammy Sosa

I'll win more games playing everyday in the outfield
than I will pitching every fourth day.
- George Herman

The one we keep pitching and there are no takers is
The Fabulous Baker Boys Go To Hawaii.
There don't seem to be any takers on that one!
- Beau Bridges

In acting there's two different things:
You're either pitching in a scene,
or you're catching.
- Robin Tunney

Pitching...
sometimes I did so poorly, it brought me to tears.
- Dennis Eckersley

Pitching just felt like the most natural thing in the world.
- George Herman

You keep pitching.
Most of the pitches run wild.
A few are caught.
- Joseph Barbera

Mental attitude and concentration are the keys to pitching.
- Ferguson Jenkins

You know, I get a lot of people pitching songs to me.
- Reba McEntire

We need three kinds of pitching: left handed,
right handed, and relief.
- Whitey Herzog

The only way you preserve pitching arms is throwing;
that makes the arm stronger.
- Juan Marichal

The key to winning baseball games is pitching,
fundamentals, and three run homers.
- Earl Weaver

Nolan Ryan is pitching much better now that he has
his curve ball straightened out.
- Joe Garagiola

I owe everything I have to them when I'm out there on the mound.
But I owe the fans nothing and they owe me nothing when I am not pitching.
- Christy Mathewson

You know in 1982, the year we came in tied for 3rd,
we probably had a better team - I mean as far as talent.
When we came back the following year and won it,
our pitching staff was a little more experienced and it was such a thrill.
- Roger Clemens

My only problem is the fear that opposition bowlers
might go for my fingers and that's why I was scared of the short ball.
Now I am struggling with the ball pitching up and swinging away.
I just keep nicking that one.
- Shane Warne

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

I think we match up with anybody because our pitching.
In a short series you run your big three out there or four out there.
That generally is what wins a series -
pitching and defense.
If we can catch the ball and not give away any runs like we do sometimes.
- Dusty Baker

I've never had anyone put on a puppet show to convince me of anything.
And I've done a lot of stuff.
I don't know that I would put the puppets on when I was pitching a show.
This was the head of the studio putting a puppet show on.
And I'll tell you, he wasn't bad.
- Garry Shandling

It would be a lot different for me because there is
a lot of information that you need to know about as a player.
How pitchers are pitching you, how defenses are playing,
certain situations about certain pitchers.
- Ernie Banks

You don't lead by hitting people over the head -
that's assault, not leadership.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball.
Unfortunately, neither of them works.
- Charley Lau

I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.
- Gerald R. Ford

It's just a matter of hitting the ball where I want
to hit it and hopefully making some putts.
- Bernhard Langer

Making love is like hitting a baseball.
You just gotta relax and concentrate.
- Susan Sarandon

He could not see a belt without hitting below it.
- Margot Asquith

When I'm not hitting, I don't hit nobody.
But, when I'm hitting, I hit anybody.
- Willie Mays

These kids today, everything is about hitting a vocal home run.
- Frankie Avalon

Eddie Haas talked a lot about not hitting the ball in the air.
- Dale Murphy

Most of those melodies are me trying to find out what notes fit,
and then hitting ones that don't fit in a very interesting way.
- Brian Eno

As soon as the dirt is hitting the casket,
it'll all be forgotten.
- Eric Bogosian

Slump? I ain't in no slump...
I just ain't hitting.
- Yogi Berra

There is no such thing as natural touch.
Touch is something you create by hitting millions of golf balls.
- Lee Trevino

It's only a hitch when you're in a slump.
When you're hitting the ball its called rhythm.
- Eddie Mathews

I am more valuable to my team hitting .330 then swinging for home runs.
- Roberto Clemente

I had great control, I never missed hitting the other's fellow bat.
- Bill Terry

People have the idea of missionaries as going out with
the Bible and hitting natives with it.
It's not really what they were doing.
They were all doing something rather different.
- Colin Firth

There is hard hitting, but the hitting is not nearly
as hard as it used to be.
- Jim Otto

Hitting is the most important part of the game.
It is where the big money is, where much of the status is,
and the fan interest.
- Ted Williams

The crowd gives us so much energy and we are able to really feed off of it.
Hitting those shots and having the crowd go crazy helps boost our confidence.
We love our fans.
- Steve Nash

To be the best, you need to spend hours and hours and hours running,
hitting the speed bag, lifting weights and focusing on training.
- Sugar Ray Leonard


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