|Born: (1928-10-21) October 21, 1928
New York City, New York
There’s no easier pitch to hit than a splitter that doesn’t do anything.
You kind of took it for granted around the Yankees that there was always going to be baseball in October.
Army life was rough. Would you believe it, they actually wanted me to pitch three times a week.
You would be amazed how many important outs you can get by working the count down to where the hitter is sure you’re going to throw to his weakness, and then throw to his power instead.
I never threw the spitter, well maybe once or twice when I really needed to get a guy out real bad.
The way to make coaches think you’re in shape in the spring is to get a tan.
Hell, if I didn’t drink drink or smoke, I’d win twenty games every year. It’s easy when you don’t drink or smoke or horse around.
Sooner or later the arm goes bad. It has to… Sooner or later you have to start pitching in pain.