6 quotes found searching on Location: Homestead
They say I was born too soon. I say the doors were opened too late.
I remember one game I got five hits and stole five bases, but none of it was written down because they forgot to bring the scorebook to the game that day.
Because of baseball, I smelled the rose of life.
If they don't put Turkey Stearnes in the Hall of Fame, they shouldn't put anybody in.
Try to understand your men. Know their abilities, and know when to change pitchers.
I never threw a "heavy" ball. My pitch started just above my head and leg to about my shoulders. I most used fastballs and a change of pace. My control was good, so when I used a curve it would break right around the man's knees. I never used no freak balls, less I seen the other feller doing it. Then I might take a piece of emery and rub a spot on the ball about the size of a dime. That pitch would do tricks. Did I use that pitch every game, I'd never have lost. Not once. Once in a while I tried a knuckler, but no spitter. I just didn't like that pitch. I pitched a lot of good ball in my time. I'da been in the majors, too, if'n my hair wasn't so curly. Anything but colored, I'da made it. I don't know why it is they give us such a hard time. We all the same really. We all sit on that old common denominator.
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