21 quotes found searching on Position: Umpire
Baseball is more than a game to me, it's a religion.
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.
Son, when you pitch a strike Mr. Hornsby will let you know.
Any umpire who claims he has never missed a play is...well, an umpire.
I refuse to call a 52 year old man Sparky.
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.
People come to see the players. Nobody ever bought a ticket to see a manager.
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.
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.
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.
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