You’ll always miss one hundred percent of the shots you do not take.
Some people skate to the puck. I skate to where the puck is going to be.
We didn’t lose. We just ran out of time.
1913 — 1970
Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.
1913 — 1970
I have four basic pitches: fastball, curve, slider and change-up, plus eight illegal ones.
Bob Gibson is the luckiest pitcher in baseball. He is always pitching when the other team doesn’t score any runs.
Playing golf is like going to a strip joint. After 18 holes you’re tired and most of your balls are missing.
Sport is like a war without the killing.
Sports fans, I have the final score for you on the big game between Harvard and William & Mary. It is: Harvard 14, William 12, Mary 6.
1921 — 2000
Baseball owners have moral scruples against taking any man’s dollar when there is a chance to take a dollar and a quarter.
1905 — 1982
Why do people sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” when they’re already there?
If he’s a good fastball hitter, should I throw him a bad fastball?
If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant’s life, she will choose to save the infant’s life without even considering if there are men on base.
I am going to turn this team around 360 degrees.
A hot dog at the ballpark is better than a steak at the Ritz.
1899 — 1957
If a man watches three football games in a row he should be declared legally dead.
1927 — 1996
If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing your grandmother with her teeth out.
Winning isn’t everything, but it beats anything that comes in second.
1913 — 1983
After seeing George Steinbrenner's new yacht:
It was a beautiful thing to observe with all thirty-six oars working in unison.
1924 — 2002
I never set out to hurt anybody, unless it was really important, like a league game or something.