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Quotes of the day: Casey Stengel

Published Tuesday, July 29, 2014 @ 9:50 PM EDT
Jul 29 2014

Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel (July 30, 1890 – September 29, 1975), nicknamed "The Old Perfessor", was an American Major League Baseball outfielder and manager. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won't succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy.

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

Being with a woman all night never hurt no professional baseball player. It's staying up all night looking for a woman that does him in.

Don't cut my throat. I may want to do that later myself.

Good pitching will always stop good hitting and vice-versa.

I feel greatly honored to have a ballpark named after me, especially since I've been thrown out of so many.

Lefthanders have more enthusiasm for life. They sleep on the wrong side of the bed and their head gets more stagnant on that side.

Managing is getting paid for home runs someone else hits.

Most ball games are lost, not won.

Now there's three things that can happen in a ball game: you can win, you can lose, or it can rain.

Oldtimers, weekends, and airplane landings are alike. If you can walk away from them, they're successful.

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

The secret of managing is to keep the guys who hate you away from the guys who are undecided.

The trick is growing up without growing old.

There comes a time in every man's life and I've had plenty of them.

They say you can't do it, but remember they aren't always right.

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

Without losers, where would the winners be?

You can't get into the Hall of Fame unless you limp.

You gotta learn that if you don't get it by midnight, chances are you ain't gonna get it, and if you do, it ain't worth it.

You have to go broke three times to learn how to make a living.

You look up and down the bench and you have to say to yourself, 'Can't anybody here play this game?'


(Today is also the birthday of Henry Ford.)

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