"A pitcher has to look at the hitter as his mortal enemy."
"That space between the white lines-thats my office. That's
where I conduct my business."
"A pitcher is only as good as his legs."
"A pitcher will never be a big winner until he hates hitters."
"I don't like losing a ball game any more than a salesman likes
losing a sale."
"I've got a right to knock down anybody holding a bat."
"You can't get enjoyment out of hate. I wish I could live by this
one-hundred percent, but every fourth or fifth day during the summer,
I go into a Jekyll and Hyde act. Every time a player gets a hit or home
run off me I get strange notions and ideas of things I would like to
do to him. Then after the game I feel ashamed and think to myself, 'This
guy is a nice fellow and I wonder what's happening to you, Early?' So
I'll call him up and invite him to be my guest at dinner and spend the
evening talking shop."