Satchel Paige Quotes

“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.”

“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?”

“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.”

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

“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.”

~ Via Baseball Almanac

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