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16 quotes found searching on Position: First Base

I do not consciously feel any thrill out of a good play or a winning hit.

Stanley Frank "Stan The Man" Musial
St. Louis Cardinals
First Base

We were mighty short of infielders in those days

Henry Louis "Lou" Gehrig
New York Yankees
First Base
a.k.a. "The Iron Horse"

His reputation preceded him before he got here.

On Dwight Gooden

Donald Arthur Mattingly
New York Yankees
First Base
Sports Illustrated 4/3/89

If I'm breaking them, they're dying in style.

On his unusual number of broken bats

John Claiborn Mayberry
Kansas City Royals
First Base

What did I do to deserve this?

On Don Mattingly Day, August 31, 1997, at Yankee Stadium upon the retiring of his number

Donald Arthur Mattingly
New York Yankees
First Base

There is no room in baseball for discrimination. It is our national pastime and a game for all.

Henry Louis "Lou" Gehrig
New York Yankees
First Base
a.k.a. "The Iron Horse"

Hit it on the dry side.

On how to handle the spitter

Stanley Frank "Stan The Man" Musial
St. Louis Cardinals
First Base

I worked real hard to learn to play first. In the beginning, I used to make one terrible play a game. Then, I got so I'd make one a week, and finally, I'd pull a real bad one maybe once a month. At the end, I was trying to keep it down to one a season.

Henry Louis "Lou" Gehrig
New York Yankees
First Base
a.k.a. "The Iron Horse"

The Babe is one fellow, and I'm another and I could never be exactly like him. I don't try, I just go on as I am in my own right.

Henry Louis "Lou" Gehrig
New York Yankees
First Base
a.k.a. "The Iron Horse"

It's a pretty big shadow. It gives me lots of room to spread myself.

When asked by historian Fred Lieb about playing in Babe Ruth's shadow

Henry Louis "Lou" Gehrig
New York Yankees
First Base
a.k.a. "The Iron Horse"

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