Author: Casey Stengel

Without losers, where would the winners be?

(1890 – 1975) American baseball manager

He (Satchel Paige) threw the ball as far from the bat and as close to the plate as possible.

(1890 – 1975) American baseball manager

That boy couldn't hit the ground if he fell out of an airplane.

(1890 – 1975) American baseball manager

The trick is growing up without growing old.

(1890 – 1975) American baseball manager

Ability is the art of getting credit for all the home runs somebody else hits.

(1890 – 1975) American baseball manager

When a fielder gets the pitcher in trouble, the pitcher has to pitch himself out of the slump he isn’t in.

(1890 – 1975) American baseball manager

Even my players aren't players.

(1890 – 1975) American baseball manager

Two hundred million Americans, and there ain’t two good catchers among ‘em.

(1890 – 1975) American baseball manager

I don’t know if he throws a spitball but he sure spits on the ball.

(1890 – 1975) American baseball manager

He (Lyndon Johnson) wanted to see poverty, so he came to see my team (1964 New York Mets).

(1890 – 1975) American baseball manager

Son, we’d like to keep you around this season but we’re going to try and win a pennant.

(1890 – 1975) American baseball manager

All right everyone, line up alphabetically according to your height.

(1890 – 1975) American baseball manager

It’s wonderful to meet so many friends that I didn’t used to like.

(1890 – 1975) American baseball manager

The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.

(1890 – 1975) American baseball manager

They say some of my stars drink whiskey, but I have found that ones who drink milkshakes don't win many ball games.

(1890 – 1975) American baseball manager

It's wonderful to meet so many friends that I didn't used to like.

(1890 – 1975) American baseball manager

Old-timers weekends, and airplane landings are alike; if you can walk away from them, they’re successful.

(1890 – 1975) American baseball manager

Sure I played, did you think I was born at the age of 70 sitting in a dugout trying to manage guys like you?

(1890 – 1975) American baseball manager

We've got to learn to stay out of triple plays.

(1890 – 1975) American baseball manager

I've got a tip on the market for you fellows, buy Pennsylvania Railroad – because by tomorrow night about a dozen of you bums will be riding on it.

(1890 – 1975) American baseball manager

My health is good enough about the shoulders.

(1890 – 1975) American baseball manager
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