Author: Casey Stengel

I broke in with four hits and the writers promptly declared they had seen the new Ty Cobb… it took me only a few days to correct that impression.

(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

The team has come along slow but fast.

(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

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

(1890 – 1975) American baseball manager

They say Yogi Berra is funny; well, he has a lovely wife and family, a beautiful home, money in the bank, and he plays golf with millionaires… what's funny about that?

(1890 – 1975) American baseball manager

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

(1890 – 1975) American baseball manager

If anyone wants me tell them I'm being embalmed.

(1890 – 1975) American baseball manager

I’ll never make the mistake of being 70 again.

(1890 – 1975) American baseball manager

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

(1890 – 1975) American baseball manager

Don't drink in the hotel bar, that's where I do my drinking.

(1890 – 1975) American baseball manager

When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed… it evens itself out.

(1890 – 1975) American baseball manager

Without losers, where would the winners be?

(1890 – 1975) American baseball manager

Most ball games are lost, not won.

(1890 – 1975) American baseball manager

They told me my services were no longer desired because they wanted to put in a youth program as an advance way of keeping the club going; I'll never make the mistake of being seventy again.

(1890 – 1975) American baseball manager

Nobody knows this [yet], but one of us has just been traded to Kansas City.

(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

Stengel: Well, I have given that thought a lot of thinking lately and last night… well – I finally made up my mind.

Reporter: Which way?

Stengel: I made up my mind both ways.

(1890 – 1975) American baseball manager

I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks during batting practice.

(1890 – 1975) American baseball manager

Look at him (Bobby Richardson) – he doesn’t drink, he doesn’t smoke, he doesn’t chew, he doesn’t stay out late, and he still can’t hit .250.

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