Monday, June 13, 2005

Quotes from Gene Mauch

"Baseball and malaria keep coming back."

"He (Gaylord Perry) should be in the Hall of Fame with a tube of KY jelly attached to his plaque."

"He (Don Drysdale) talks very well for a guy who's had two fingers in his mouth all his life."

"He (Sandy Koufax) throws a 'radio ball,' a pitch you hear, but you don't see."

"I have an amazing ability to forget."

"I'm not the manager because I'm always right, but I'm always right because I'm the manager."

"I want everybody to feel he has a chance to get into a game when he comes to the ballpark. I play guys when I want to so they'll be ready when I have to. I don't consider myself a motivator of players. I think it's an insult to a ballplayer to have to be motivated."

"Losing streaks are funny. If you lose at the beginning you got off to a bad start. If you lose in the middle of the season, you're in a slump. If you lose at the end, you're choking."

"Most one run games are lost, not won."

"Play him (Dick Allen), fine him, and play him again.."

"The worst thing is the day you realize you want to win more than the players do."

"There should be a new way to record standings in this league, one column for wins, one for losses, and one for gifts."

"You have to bear in mind that Mr. Autry's favorite horse was named Champion. He ain't ever had one called Runner Up."

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