"A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own.
A gang is where a coward goes to hide."
- Mickey Mantle
You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living,
but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you too."
- Roy Campanella
"In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept destructive criticism. Without 100 percent dedication, you won't be able to do this."
- Willie Mays
It ain’t like football. You can’t make up no trick plays.
- Yogi Berra
Baseball is the only sport I know that when you’re on offense, the other team controls the ball.
- Ken Harrelson
When they start the game, they don’t yell, Work ball. They say, Play ball.
- Willie Stargell
"You've got to walk from that dugout knowing you're going to put a good swing on a good pitch and you're going to hit this ball hard. You walk from the dugout to the on-deck circle and every time the pitcher looks on-deck, you should be looking at him. You don't let him breathe. You let him know you're locked in on him from the time you leave the dugout. Then when you walk to the plate, you walk like you can hit. You carry the bat in a positive fashion. You have good body language. You're not beat up. You're not letting your last at-bat leak over, and you're a warrior. You're walking like a man to the plate with a job to do. And it's a one-on-one confrontation. You're going to let it all hang out right there and then. When that one's over, it's wrapped up and put away and you start getting ready for the next one."