Nellie Fox Quotes

All small men all non-power hitters must learn to bunt well. It's half your game.

You don't have to be big to be a big leaguer. Look at Phil Rizzuto. He's really small and he's been one of the greatest that ever was.

On two legs Mickey Mantle would have been the greatest ballplayer who ever lived.

If a ballplayer is satisfied he's going to slip. You have to keep fighting to improve.

What is the top requirement for a second baseman? A fine shortstop. I am fortunate in having the greatest shortstop in baseball Luis Aparicio.

We really had baseball in the family. Even that little habit I've got of chewing tobacco on the ball field sort of comes from my dad.

Second base is anything but magic. If it's anything at all it's speed sureness with your hands and lots of hard work.

(Doc) Cramer told me I was hitting too much off the front foot and that I wasn't using the right kind of bat. I had been using a long skinny stick and Cramer got me a thicker one.

(Jim) Landis is such a good player because he plays every day as if he expects to be sent to the minors next week.

On October 19 1949 I got a telephone call from the Philadelphia (A's) front office informing me I had been traded to the White Sox for Joe Tipton. I was surprised and hurt.

I don't think anyone ever liked to play more than I did.

We won (the pennant) because we've got a superior ball club. Not many stars perhaps but the kind of team that always plays well together.