Best Quotes by Christy Mathewson (Top 10)

  1. Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of necessary evil to the luxury of baseball, like the odor that follows an automobile.
  2. A boy cannot begin playing ball too early. I might almost say that while he is still creeping on all fours he should have a bouncing rubber ball.
  3. A young ballplayer looks on his first spring training trip as a stage struck young woman regards the theater.
  4. If you've ever been around a group of actors, you've noticed, no doubt, that the can talk of nothing else under the sun but acting...It's exactly the same way with baseball players. Your heart must be in your work.
  5. I owe everything I have to them when I'm out there on the mound. But I owe the fans nothing and they owe me nothing when I am not pitching.
  6. No man can have a 'yellow streak' and last. He must pay much attention to his nerves or temperament. He must hide every flaw.
  7. You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat.
  8. Luck is a combination of confidence and getting the breaks.
  9. Anybody's best pitch is the one the batters ain't hitting that day.
  10. A pitcher is not a ballplayer.

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