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Baseball is more than a game to me, it's a religion.

William J Klem
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Umpire
Mr. Klem's Hall of Fame Plaque

The bigger the guy, the less he argues. You never heard a word out of Stan Musial or Willie Mays or Roberto Clemente. They never tried to make you look bad.

Tom Gorman
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Umpire

Son, when you pitch a strike Mr. Hornsby will let you know.

To a rookie pitcher who complained that the pitches Rogers Hornsby didn't swing were called balls.

William J Klem
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Umpire

Any umpire who claims he has never missed a play is...well, an umpire.

Ron Luciano
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Umpire

I refuse to call a 52 year old man Sparky.

On Sparky Anderson

Al Clark
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Umpire

No one ever grew up intending to be an umpire, except perhaps my friend Bill Haller. His brother Tom wanted to be a catcher, so an affinity for masks must run in that family.

Ron Luciano
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Umpire

People come to see the players. Nobody ever bought a ticket to see a manager.

On why managers should be thrown out before players.

Larry Goetz
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Umpire

Throwing people out of a game is like learning to ride a bicycle--once you get the hang of it, it can be a lot of fun.

Ron Luciano
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Umpire

The best umpired game is the game in which the fans cannot recall the umpires who worked it. If they don't recognize you, you can enjoy your dinner knowing you did a perfect job.

William J Klem
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Umpire

The pitcher doesn't know where it's going, the hitter can't hit it, the catcher can't catch it, and it's all over the ballpark before it gets here; it's been enough places that I figure sometime on the trip it must have crossed home plate for a strike.

Regarding the knuckleball

Augie Donatelli
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Umpire

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