Satchel Paige

-Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.

-Ain’t no man can avoid being born average, but there ain’t no man got to be common.

-Airplanes may kill you, but they ain’t likely to hurt you.

-Avoid running at all times.

-Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.

-Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.

-How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?

-I ain’t ever had a job, I just always played baseball.

-I don’t generally like running. I believe in training by rising gently up and down from the bench.

-I never rush myself. See, they can’t start the game without me.

-I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ain’t never been seen by this generation.

-I use my single windup, my double windup, my triple windup, my hesitation windup, my no windup. I also use my step-n-pitch-it, my submariner, my sidearmer, and my bat dodger. Man’s got to do what he’s got to do.

-I was born in August, no July, 1908.

-I’ve said it once and I’ll say it a a hundred times, I’m forty-four years old.

-If a man can beat you, walk him.

-It’s funny what a few no-hitters do for a body.

-Just take the ball and throw it where you want to. Throw strikes. Home plate don’t move.

-Money and women. They’re two of the strongest things in the world. The things you do for a woman you wouldn’t do for anything else. Same with money.

-My feet ain’t got nothing to do with my nickname, but when folks get it in their heads that a feller’s got big feet, soon the feet start looking big.

-My pitching philosophy is simple – keep the ball way from the bat.

-The only change is that baseball has turned Paige from a second class citizen to a second class immortal.

-There never was a man on Earth who pitched as much as me. But the more I pitched, the stronger my arm would get.

-When a batter swings and I see his knees move, I can tell just what his weaknesses are then I just put the ball where I know he can’t hit it.

-Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.

-You gotta keep the ball off the fat part of the bat.
Satchel Paige