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Warren Spahn Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by Warren Spahn.

Hitting is timing.
Pitching is upsetting timing.
- Warren Spahn

Related topics: Sports

When I throw a ground ball, I expect it to be an out,
maybe two.
- Warren Spahn

You don't just throw the ball - you propel it.
- Warren Spahn

What is life, after all, but a challenge? And what
better challenge can there be than the one between
the pitcher and the hitter.
- Warren Spahn

 

A pitcher needs two pitches, one they're looking for
and one to cross them up.
- Warren Spahn

Twenty games is the magic figure for pitchers -
.300 is the magic figures for batters.
It pays off in salary and reputation.
And those are the two things that keep a ballplayer in business.
- Warren Spahn

A sore arm is like a headache or a toothache.
It can make you feel bad, but if you just forget about
it and do what you have to do,
it will go away.
If you really like to pitch and you want to pitch,
that's what you'll do.
- Warren Spahn

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You don't lead by hitting people over the head -
that's assault, not leadership.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.
- Gerald R. Ford

There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball.
Unfortunately, neither of them works.
- Charley Lau

Hitting the ball was easy.
Running around the bases was the tough part.
- Mickey Mantle

People have the idea of missionaries as going out with
the Bible and hitting natives with it.
It's not really what they were doing.
They were all doing something rather different.
- Colin Firth

Hitting is business.
With two strikes you really protect that plate.
- Bill Terry

He could not see a belt without hitting below it.
- Margot Asquith

Hitting is the most important part of the game.
It is where the big money is, where much of the status is,
and the fan interest.
- Ted Williams

When someone was hitting me, or like sexually molesting me,
it just seemed normal to continue to do that to myself.
- Tatum O'Neal

I don't think I can get into my deep inner thoughts about hitting.
It's like talking about religion.
- Mike Schmidt

When I'm not hitting, I don't hit nobody.
But, when I'm hitting, I hit anybody.
- Willie Mays

Sometimes you get submerged by emotion.
I think it's very important to express it -
which doesn't necessarily mean hitting someone.
- Eric Cantona

The crowd gives us so much energy and we are able to really feed off of it.
Hitting those shots and having the crowd go crazy helps boost our confidence.
We love our fans.
- Steve Nash

The United States dollar took another pounding on German,
French and British exchanges this morning,
hitting the lowest point ever known in West Germany.
- Gordon Sinclair

I'll do whatever it takes to win games,
whether it's sitting on a bench waving a towel,
handing a cup of water to a teammate,
or hitting the game-winning shot.
- Kobe Bryant

My second favorite household chore is ironing.
My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.
- Erma Bombeck

My theory of hitting was just to watch the ball as it came in and hit it.
- Tommy Lasorda

To be the best, you need to spend hours and hours and hours running,
hitting the speed bag, lifting weights and focusing on training.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

For me, the worst part of playing golf,
by far, has always been hitting the ball.
- Dave Barry

I'm now the hitting the instructor with the Cleveland Indians.
- Eddie Murray

Pitching is 80% of the game and the other half is hitting and fielding.
- Mickey Rivers

There is nothing better than walking out and hitting a home run.
- Barry Bonds

When I was up there at the plate, my purpose was to
get on base anyway I could,
whether by hitting or by getting hit.
- Shoeless Joe Jackson

There is no such thing as natural touch.
Touch is something you create by hitting millions of golf balls.
- Lee Trevino

I am hitting my head against the walls,
but the walls are giving way.
- Gustav Mahler

Slump? I ain't in no slump...
I just ain't hitting.
- Yogi Berra

I had great control, I never missed hitting the other's fellow bat.
- Bill Terry

It's just a matter of hitting the ball where I want
to hit it and hopefully making some putts.
- Bernhard Langer

But now there are more concussions due to not being
used to the hard hitting.
- Jim Otto

As soon as the dirt is hitting the casket,
it'll all be forgotten.
- Eric Bogosian

We're not hitting on all cylinders, defensively.
When we're playing good, I'll let you know.
- Tony Dungy

It's pitching, hitting and defense that wins.
Any two can win.
All three make you unbeatable.
- Joe Garagiola

I love the feel of hitting the ball hard,
the pleasure of a rally.
It is these things that make tennis the delightful game that it is.
- Helen Wills Moody

My first year of pro ball I played in the Northwest
league and made the all-star team,
and the next year I played I led the team in hitting
and was third or fifth in the league.
- Kurt Russell

This kind of music was just hitting England,
so we were getting this following in clubs in Birmingham
just cause we were trying to do something different.
- Jim Capaldi

These kids today, everything is about hitting a vocal home run.
- Frankie Avalon

Most of those melodies are me trying to find out what notes fit,
and then hitting ones that don't fit in a very interesting way.
- Brian Eno

What a perfect way to end the home stand,
by hitting sixty-two for the city of St.
Louis and all the fans.
I truly wanted to do it here and I did.
Thank you St.
Louis.
- Mark McGwire

I don't know what was in his mind, but I do know Ford
was stricken by what he had done,
by hitting me.
- Henry Fonda

You've really got to start hitting the books because it's no joke out here.
- Harper Lee

Boxing is about being hit rather more than it is about hitting,
just as it is about feeling pain, if not devastating psychological paralysis,
more than it is about winning.
- Joyce Carol Oates

I was asleep, in the upstairs bedroom,
in the rear of the house.
There was this tremendous crash, there was a terrible
wind force hitting my body,
and then I blanked out.
- Larry Miller

Anybody's best pitch is the one the batters ain't hitting that day.
- Christy Mathewson

The more obstinately you try to learn how to shoot
the arrow for the sake of hitting the goal,
the less you will succeed in the one and the further the other will recede.
- Eugen Herrigel

It is really hard to do comedy; it takes a lot of energy and focus.
It's rather like music: It's a lot of hitting notes precisely.
- Christine Baranski

All the time he's boxing, he's thinking.
All the time he was thinking, I was hitting him.
- Jack Dempsey

Hitting is an art, but not an exact science.
- Rod Carew

I don't try to intimidate anybody before a fight.
That's nonsense.
I intimidate people by hitting them.
- Mike Tyson

That's what I hate about a lot of comedies,
when you're hitting a line or making it funny.
- Jennifer Aniston

Hitting is fifty percent above the shoulders.
- Ted Williams

Making love is like hitting a baseball.
You just gotta relax and concentrate.
- Susan Sarandon

There's always one shot that I can rely on when I'm
not hitting the ball that well,
is my serve.
- Pete Sampras

You know, this game's not very much fun when you're only hitting .247.
- Reggie Jackson

I don't think there is anything particularly wrong in hitting a woman,
though I don't recommend you do it the same way that you hit a man.
- Sean Connery

I remember hitting Sarah Michelle Gellar with a right
hook during my first week on the job.
It was awful.
They usually pair actors with stunt doubles to avoid things like that.
- Eliza Dushku

It's only a hitch when you're in a slump.
When you're hitting the ball its called rhythm.
- Eddie Mathews

There is hard hitting, but the hitting is not nearly
as hard as it used to be.
- Jim Otto

I am more valuable to my team hitting .330 then swinging for home runs.
- Roberto Clemente

She just kept hitting me in the head with her fists,
over, and over and over.
- David Gest

Yeah, she was hitting me hard.
She was drunk and she was hitting me hard.
- David Gest

When I was in Van Halen I was hitting notes that were out of my range.
I never went for those registers before until Eddie pulled it out of me.
- Gary Cherone

Eddie Haas talked a lot about not hitting the ball in the air.
- Dale Murphy

Every action is seen to fall into one of three main categories,
guarding, hitting, or moving.
Here, then, are the elements of combat,
whether in war or pugilism.
- B. H. Liddell Hart

Saturday Night Live is hitting me on a regular basis again.
This is my fourth decade that I've been lampooned on Saturday Night Live.
- Geraldo Rivera


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