"I want to thank all my teammates who scored
so many runs; Joe DiMaggio, who ran down so many of my mistakes,
and Johnny Murphy, without whose relief pitching I wouldn't be
"A lot of things run through your head when you're going in to relieve a tight spot. One of them was, 'Should I spike myself?'"
"I talked to the ball a lot of times in my career. I yelled, 'Go foul. Go foul.'"
"I was the worst hitter ever. I never even broke a bat until last year
when I was backing out of the garage."
"I'm the guy that made Joe DiMaggio famous."
"I've got a new invention. It's a revolving bowl for tired goldfish."
"If you don't throw it, they can't hit it."
"No one hit home runs the way Babe did. They were something special. They
were like homing pigeons. The ball would leave the bat, pause briefly, sudden
gain its bearings, then take off for the stands."
"One rule I had was make your best pitch and back up third base. That relay might get away and you've got another shot at him."
When Neil Armstrong first set foot on the moon, he and all the
space scientists were puzzled by an unidentifiable white object.
I know immediately what it was. That was a home run ball hit off me in 1973
"They throw, I swing. Every once in a while they're throwing where
I'm swinging and I get a hit."
"I don't wanna throw him nothing. Maybe he'll just get tired of
waitin' and leave."
"Give me the ball, give me the ball."
"The secret to my success is a clean living and a fast outfield."
"I'd rather be lucky than good."
"Hell, Lou, it took fifteen years to get you out of a game. Sometimes
I'm out in fifteen minutes."
"Who's hitting Doc?"