Casey Stengel Famous Quotes & Sayings

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100 Casey Stengel Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Casey Stengel Sayings: They said it couldn't be done, but sometimes it doesn't work out that way. They said it couldn't be done, but sometimes it doesn't work out that way.
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Casey Stengel Sayings: Some of you fellers are getting 'Whiskey Slick.' Some of you fellers are getting 'Whiskey Slick.'
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Casey Stengel Sayings: The team has come along slow but fast. The team has come along slow but fast.
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Casey Stengel Sayings: It's high time something was done for the pitchers. They put up the stands and It's high time something was done for the pitchers. They put up the stands and take down fences to make more home runs and plague the pitchers. Let them revive the spitter and help the pitchers make a living.
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Casey Stengel Sayings: You can get into the greatest business in the world because you can manufacture money You can get into the greatest business in the world because you can manufacture money by yourself on the field.
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Casey Stengel Sayings: Most people my age are dead at the present time and you can look it Most people my age are dead at the present time and you can look it up.
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Casey Stengel Sayings: It's easy to get good players. Getting them to play together, that's the hard part. It's easy to get good players. Getting them to play together, that's the hard part.
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Casey Stengel Sayings: I would not admire hitting against Ryne Duren, because if he ever hit you in I would not admire hitting against Ryne Duren, because if he ever hit you in the head you might be in the past tense.
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Casey Stengel Sayings: You could look it up. You could look it up.
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Casey Stengel Sayings: I got one that can throw but can't catch, and one that can catch but I got one that can throw but can't catch, and one that can catch but can't throw, and one who can hit but can't do either.
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Casey Stengel Sayings: Sometimes it's easier to understand things than it is to figure them out Sometimes it's easier to understand things than it is to figure them out
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Casey Stengel Sayings: If anybody needs me, I'm in my room being embalmed. If anybody needs me, I'm in my room being embalmed.
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Casey Stengel Sayings: He (Mickey Mantle) has it in his body to be great. He (Mickey Mantle) has it in his body to be great.
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Casey Stengel Sayings: Well, the fella I got on there is hitting pretty good and I know he Well, the fella I got on there is hitting pretty good and I know he can make that throw, and if he don't make it that other fella I got coming has shown me a lot, and if he can't I have my guy and I know what he can do. On the other hand, the guy's not around now. And, well, this guy may be able to do it against left-handers if my guy ain't strong enough. I know one of my guys is gonna do it.
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Casey Stengel Sayings: If you're so smart, let's see you get out of the Army. If you're so smart, let's see you get out of the Army.
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Casey Stengel Sayings: When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're 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.
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Casey Stengel Sayings: What's the use of askin' a man to execute if he can't execute? What's the use of askin' a man to execute if he can't execute?
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Casey Stengel Sayings: I was not successful as a ball player, as it was a game of skill. I was not successful as a ball player, as it was a game of skill.
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Casey Stengel Sayings: Well, that's baseball. Rags to riches one day and riches to rags the next. But Well, that's baseball. Rags to riches one day and riches to rags the next. But I've been in it 36 years and I'm used to it.
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Casey Stengel Sayings: Nobody ever had too many of them (pitchers). Nobody ever had too many of them (pitchers).
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Casey Stengel Sayings: He'd (Yogi Berra) fall in a sewer and come up with a gold watch. He'd (Yogi Berra) fall in a sewer and come up with a gold watch.
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Casey Stengel Sayings: The secret of successful managing is to keep the five guys who hate you away The secret of successful managing is to keep the five guys who hate you away from the four guys who haven't made up their minds.
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Casey Stengel Sayings: I might have been able to make it as a pitcher except for one thing: I might have been able to make it as a pitcher except for one thing: I had a rather awkward motion and every time I brought my left arm forward I hit myself in the ear.
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Casey Stengel Sayings: Jerry Lumpe looks like the best hitter in the world until you put him in Jerry Lumpe looks like the best hitter in the world until you put him in the lineup.
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Casey Stengel Sayings: I don't like them fellas who drive in two runs and let in three. I don't like them fellas who drive in two runs and let in three.
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Casey Stengel Sayings: I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks during batting practice. I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks during batting practice.
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Casey Stengel Sayings: Mr. that boy couldn't hit the ground if he fell out of an airplane. Mr. that boy couldn't hit the ground if he fell out of an airplane.
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Casey Stengel Sayings: If you're playing baseball and thinking about managing, you're crazy. You'd be better off thinking If you're playing baseball and thinking about managing, you're crazy. You'd be better off thinking about being an owner.
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Casey Stengel Sayings: You have to have a catcher because if you don't you're likely to have a You have to have a catcher because if you don't you're likely to have a lot of passed balls.
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Casey Stengel Sayings: He (Mickey Mantle) should lead the league in everything. With his combination of speed and He (Mickey Mantle) should lead the league in everything. With his combination of speed and power he should win the triple batting crown every year. In fact, he should do anything he wants to do.
Casey Stengel Sayings: Mantle had more ability than any player I ever had on that club. Mantle had more ability than any player I ever had on that club.
Casey Stengel Sayings: He (Babe Ruth) was very brave at the plate. You rarely saw him fall away He (Babe Ruth) was very brave at the plate. You rarely saw him fall away from a pitch. He stayed right in there. No one drove him out.
Casey Stengel Sayings: If this keeps up (four game winning streak) I'm about to manage until I'm a If this keeps up (four game winning streak) I'm about to manage until I'm a hundred.
Casey Stengel Sayings: We are a much improved ball club: now we lose in extra innings! We are a much improved ball club: now we lose in extra innings!
Casey Stengel Sayings: You gotta lose 'em some of the time. When you do, lose 'em right. You gotta lose 'em some of the time. When you do, lose 'em right.
Casey Stengel Sayings: You have to draft a catcher, because if you don't have one, the pitch will You have to draft a catcher, because if you don't have one, the pitch will roll all the way back to the screen.
Casey Stengel Sayings: I was a left-handed dentist who made people cry. I was a left-handed dentist who made people cry.
Casey Stengel Sayings: He (Lyndon B. Johnson) wanted to see poverty, so he came to see my team He (Lyndon B. Johnson) wanted to see poverty, so he came to see my team (1964 New York Mets).
Casey Stengel Sayings: Once someone gave me a picture and I wrote 'Do good in school.' I looked Once someone gave me a picture and I wrote 'Do good in school.' I looked up and the guy was 78 years old
Casey Stengel Sayings: Managing is getting paid for home runs that someone else hits. Managing is getting paid for home runs that someone else hits.
Casey Stengel Sayings: Play every game as if your job depended on it. It just might. Play every game as if your job depended on it. It just might.
Casey Stengel Sayings: He (Gil Hodges) fields better on one leg than anybody else I got on two. He (Gil Hodges) fields better on one leg than anybody else I got on two.
Casey Stengel Sayings: All right everyone, line up alphabetically according to your height. All right everyone, line up alphabetically according to your height.
Casey Stengel Sayings: Sure I played, did you think I was born at the age of 70 sitting Sure I played, did you think I was born at the age of 70 sitting in a dugout trying to manage guys like you?
Casey Stengel Sayings: Okay everybody, line up in alphabetical order according to your height. Okay everybody, line up in alphabetical order according to your height.
Casey Stengel Sayings: Never wear a backward baseball cap to an interview unless applying for the job of Never wear a backward baseball cap to an interview unless applying for the job of umpire.
Casey Stengel Sayings: The trouble with women umpires is that I couldn't argue with one. I'd put my The trouble with women umpires is that I couldn't argue with one. I'd put my arms around her and give her a little kiss.
Casey Stengel Sayings: Take everything you can get over in center. The Dago's heel is hurting pretty bad. Take everything you can get over in center. The Dago's heel is hurting pretty bad.
Casey Stengel Sayings: All I ask is that you bust your heiny on that field. All I ask is that you bust your heiny on that field.
Casey Stengel Sayings: Johnny Sain don't say much, but that don't matter much, because when you're out there Johnny Sain don't say much, but that don't matter much, because when you're out there on the mound, you got nobody to talk to.
Casey Stengel Sayings: The Mets are gonna be amazing. The Mets are gonna be amazing.
Casey Stengel Sayings: Son, we'd like to keep you around this season but we're going to try and Son, we'd like to keep you around this season but we're going to try and win a pennant.
Casey Stengel Sayings: We're in such a slump that even the ones that are drinkin' aren't hittin'. We're in such a slump that even the ones that are drinkin' aren't hittin'.
Casey Stengel Sayings: Gettin' good players is easy. Gettin' 'em to play together is the hard part. Gettin' good players is easy. Gettin' 'em to play together is the hard part.
Casey Stengel Sayings: (Rogers) Hornsby could run like anything but not like this kid. (Ty) Cobb was the (Rogers) Hornsby could run like anything but not like this kid. (Ty) Cobb was the fastest I ever saw for being sensational on the bases ...
Casey Stengel Sayings: The Mets have shown me more ways to lose than I even knew existed. The Mets have shown me more ways to lose than I even knew existed.
Casey Stengel Sayings: Don't cut your nose off yourself. Don't cut your nose off yourself.
Casey Stengel Sayings: Most ball games are lost, not won. Most ball games are lost, not won.
Casey Stengel Sayings: You look up and down the bench and you have to say to yourself, 'Can't You look up and down the bench and you have to say to yourself, 'Can't anybody here play this game?' There comes a time in every man's life and I've had plenty of them.
Casey Stengel Sayings: We've got to learn how to stay out of triple plays. We've got to learn how to stay out of triple plays.
Casey Stengel Sayings: I'll never make the mistake of being 70 again. I'll never make the mistake of being 70 again.
Casey Stengel Sayings: They say some of my stars drink whiskey, but I have found that ones who They say some of my stars drink whiskey, but I have found that ones who drink milkshakes don't win many ball games.
Casey Stengel Sayings: After a deplorable day afield, when asked by a reporter what he thought of his After a deplorable day afield, when asked by a reporter what he thought of his team's execution
Casey Stengel Sayings: It's wonderful to meet so many friends that I didn't used to like. It's wonderful to meet so many friends that I didn't used to like.
Casey Stengel Sayings: They examined all my organs. Some of them are quite remarkable and others are not They examined all my organs. Some of them are quite remarkable and others are not so good. A lot of museums are bidding for them.
Casey Stengel Sayings: Because there'd be two languages I couldn't speak, French and English. Because there'd be two languages I couldn't speak, French and English.
Casey Stengel Sayings: My health is good enough about the shoulders. My health is good enough about the shoulders.
Casey Stengel Sayings: I became a major league manager in several cities and was discharged. We call it I became a major league manager in several cities and was discharged. We call it discharged because there was no question I had to leave.
Casey Stengel Sayings: I love signing autographs. I'll sign anything but veal cutlets. My ballpoint slips on veal I love signing autographs. I'll sign anything but veal cutlets. My ballpoint slips on veal cutlets.
Casey Stengel Sayings: The only thing worse than a Mets game is a Mets doubleheader. The only thing worse than a Mets game is a Mets doubleheader.
Casey Stengel Sayings: What do you think, I was born at 60? What do you think, I was born at 60?
Casey Stengel Sayings: I don't know if he throws a spitball but he sure spits on the ball. I don't know if he throws a spitball but he sure spits on the ball.
Casey Stengel Sayings: The way our luck has been lately, our fellas have been getting hurt on their The way our luck has been lately, our fellas have been getting hurt on their days off.
Casey Stengel Sayings: They say you can't do it, but sometimes it doesn't always work. They say you can't do it, but sometimes it doesn't always work.
Casey Stengel Sayings: Been in this game one-hundred years, but I see new ways to lose 'em I Been in this game one-hundred years, but I see new ways to lose 'em I never knew existed before.
Casey Stengel Sayings: Why shouldn't he break Ruth's record? He's got more power than Stalin. Why shouldn't he break Ruth's record? He's got more power than Stalin.
Casey Stengel Sayings: I broke in with four hits, and the writers promptly declared they had seen the 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.
Casey Stengel Sayings: I never saw a player who had greater promise. I never saw a player who had greater promise.
Casey Stengel Sayings: Left-handers have more enthusiasm for life. They sleep on the wrong side of the bed, Left-handers have more enthusiasm for life. They sleep on the wrong side of the bed, and their head gets more stagnant on that side.
Casey Stengel Sayings: Without losers, where would the winners be? Without losers, where would the winners be?
Casey Stengel Sayings: Don't drink in the hotel bar, that's where I do my drinking. Don't drink in the hotel bar, that's where I do my drinking.
Casey Stengel Sayings: You can't go out to the mound hobbling and take a pitcher out with a You can't go out to the mound hobbling and take a pitcher out with a cane.
Casey Stengel Sayings: Wake up muscles we're in New York now. Wake up muscles we're in New York now.
Casey Stengel Sayings: I was once asked what it takes to be a great manager ... my response? I was once asked what it takes to be a great manager ... my response? Great players.
Casey Stengel Sayings: The trick is growing up without growing old. The trick is growing up without growing old.
Casey Stengel Sayings: Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story. Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story.
Casey Stengel Sayings: They say Yogi Berra is funny. Well, he has a lovely wife and family, a 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?
Casey Stengel Sayings: Two hundred million Americans, and there ain't two good catchers among 'em. Two hundred million Americans, and there ain't two good catchers among 'em.
Casey Stengel Sayings: They told me my services were no longer desired because they wanted to put in 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.
Casey Stengel Sayings: Nobody knows this, but one of us has just been traded to Kansas City. Nobody knows this, but one of us has just been traded to Kansas City.
Casey Stengel Sayings: I made up my mind, but I made it up both ways. I made up my mind, but I made it up both ways.
Casey Stengel Sayings: You got to get twenty-seven outs to win. You got to get twenty-seven outs to win.
Casey Stengel Sayings: The Mets has come along slow, but fast! The Mets has come along slow, but fast!
Casey Stengel Sayings: They got a lot of kids now whose uniforms are so tight, especially the pants, They got a lot of kids now whose uniforms are so tight, especially the pants, that they cannot bend over to pick up ground balls. And they don't want to bend over in television games because in that way there is no way their face can get on the camera.
Casey Stengel Sayings: Ability is the art of getting credit for all the home runs somebody else hits. Ability is the art of getting credit for all the home runs somebody else hits.
Casey Stengel Sayings: I couldn't have done it without my players. I couldn't have done it without my players.
Casey Stengel Sayings: I never saw anyone like Ty Cobb. No one even close to him as the I never saw anyone like Ty Cobb. No one even close to him as the greatest all-time ballplayer. That guy was superhuman, amazing.
Casey Stengel Sayings: If we're going to win the pennant, we've got to start thinking we're not as If we're going to win the pennant, we've got to start thinking we're not as good as we think we are.
Casey Stengel Sayings: Never make bad predictions, especially about the futture. Never make bad predictions, especially about the futture.
Casey Stengel Sayings: The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.