Pete's Baseball Quotes


Jeff Smulyan, on Ken Griffey Jr.'s contract:
If it comes down to taking care of my mother in her old age and taking care of my centerfielder in his young age, I hope she understands.

Jim Murray, on Charles Finley:
Finley is a self-made man who worships his creator.

Steve McCatty, on Charles Finley's heart operation:
It took 8 hours, 7 1/2 hours just to find his heart.

Craig Nettles, on George Steinbrenner:
The more we lose, the more Steinbrenner will fly in. And the more he flies, the better the chance there will be a plane crash.

Peter Ueberroth:
Catfish Hunter had the distinction of playing for both Charlie Finley and George Steinbrenner, which is enough in itself to put a player in the Hall of Fame.

Unknown|(Seattle Times 3/29/87):
The owner of the Philadelphia Phillies once remarked that he was going to write a book on how to make a small fortune in baseball. The first step, he said, was to begin with a large fortune.

Red Smith:
The last people who went broke in baseball were Roy and Earl Mack, Connie's sons. And I claim they did it on merit.

Jimmy Isaminger:
Connie Mack's sons became senile before he did.

Buzzie Bavasi:
We live by the Golden Rule. Those who have the gold make the rules.

Dan Parker|on Larry MacPhail:
The Redhead is so careful of the truth, he uses it very sparingly.

Chuck Conners|on Branch Rickey:
It was easy to figure out Mr. Rickey's thinking about contracts. He had both players and money -- and just didn't like to see the two of them mix.

Buzzie Bavasi, when Mrs. Rickey wanted to contact Rickey:
The only way I know is through God, and Mr. Rickey may not want to speak to Him.

Ray Kroc, Padres owner:
The club is a helluva lot of fun, like my wife, but there's no profit in either one.

Pete's Baseball Quotes