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Casey Stengel Quotes
- Good pitching will always stop good hitting and vice versa.
- I couldna done it without my players.
- Most ball games are lost, not won.
- Son, we'd like to keep you around this
season but we're going to try and win a pennant.
- The Mets are gonna be amazing.
- There comes a time in every man's life,
and I've had plenty of them.
- The secret of managing is to keep the guys
who hate you away from the guys who are undecided.
- The Yankees don't pay me to win every day, just two out of three.
- I'll never make the mistake of being 70 again. (after
being fired by the Yankees for being too old to manage)
- You got to get twenty-seven outs to win.
- You have to have a catcher or you'll have all passed balls.
- The only thing worse than a Mets game is a Mets double
header. (on his 1962 Mets)
- Nobody knows this [yet], but one of us has just been
traded to Kansas City. (to outfielder Bob Cerv)
- Well, I made up my mind, but I made it up both ways. (on
the question if he quits in case his Yankees lose the World
Series to the Pirates in 1960)
- All right, everybody line up alphabetically
according to your height.
- Well, we've got this Johnny Lewis in the outfield.
They hit a ball to him yesterday, and he turned left, then he
turned right, then he went straight back and caught the ball.
He made three good plays in one. And Greg Goossen,
he's only twenty and with a good chance in ten years of being thirty.
(on being asked how the Mets were doing)
- Johnny Sain don't say much, but that don't matter much,
because when you're out there on the mound, you got nobody
to talk to.
- I don't like them fellas who drive in two runs and let in three.
- You look up and down the bench and you have to say to yourself,
"Can't anybody here play this game?".
- Now there's three things you can do in a baseball game:
You can win or you can lose or it can rain.
- Without losers where would winners be?
- Well, God is certainly getting an earful tonight.
(Jim Murray, sportswriter, penning the perfect
eulogy upon Stengel's death in 1975)