Lefty Gomez Quotes


He's in a rut. Gehringer goes two for five on opening day and stays that way all season.

I talked to the ball a lot of times in my career. I yelled Go foul. Go foul

I was never nervous when I had the ball but when I let go I was scared to death.

I'd rather not throw the ball at all.

It's better to be lucky than good.

I've got a new invention. It's a revolving bowl for tired goldfish.

I was the worst hitter ever. I never even broke a bat until last year when I was backing out of the garage.

One rule I had was make your best pitch and back up third base. That relay might get away and you've got another shot at him.

I'd rather be lucky than good

I never had a bad night in my life but I've had a few bad mornings.

I don't know. I've never been on second before.

You just can't imagine the kind of guy he was without seeing him play. He was a circus a play a movie all rolled into one.

The secret of my success was clean living and a fast outfield.

I couldn't speak enough Spanish. I couldn't make myself understood on that club.

We lost 14 straight. Then we had a game rained out and it felt so good we had a victory dinner.

Only triple I ever got.

I'm the guy that made Joe DiMaggio famous.

Hell Lou (Gehrig) it took fifteen years to get you out of a game. Sometimes I'm out in fifteen minutes.

If you don't throw it they can't hit it.

Jimmy Foxx could hit me at midnight with the lights out.

He (Jimmie Foxx) has muscles in his hair.

I'm something like the old soak who never knew whether his wife told him to take one drink and come home at 12 or take 12 and come home at one.

I don't want to throw him nothing. Maybe he'll just get tired of waiting and leave.

He knew he was Joe DiMaggio and he knew what that meant to the country.

I want to thank all my teammates who scored so many runs and Joe DiMaggio who ran down so many of my mistakes.

A lot of things run through your head when you're going in to relieve in a tight spot. One of them was "Should I spike myself?