| I would rather beat the Yankees regularly than pitch a no hit game.
| Where the ball went was up to heaven. Sometimes I threw the ball clean up into the stands.
| Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is.
| Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed upon the Yankees. Apparently it angers them.
| I'm no hero. Heroes don't come back. Survivors return home. Heroes never come home. If anyone thinks I'm a hero, I'm not.
| The difference between relief pitching when I did it today is simple, there is too much of it. It's one of those cases where more is not necessarily better.
| I don't think baseball owes colored people anything. I don't think colored people owe baseball anything, either.
| Nowadays, they have more trouble packing hair dryers than baseball equipment.
| Ted Williams was the greatest hitter I ever saw, but DiMaggio was the greatest all around player.
| When I pick up the ball and it feels nice and light and small I know I'm going to have a good day. But if I picked it up and it's big and heavy, I know I'm liable to get into a little trouble.
| If you believe your catcher is intelligent and you know that he has considerable experience, it is a good thing to leave the game almost entirely in his hands.