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"Airplanes may kill you, but they ain't likely to hurt you."

"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?"
Age

"Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines."

"Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you."
Sports

"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 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."

"If a man can beat you, walk him."

"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."

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

"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."

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

"One time I snuck a ball on with me and when I went to winding up, I threw one of them balls to first and one to second. I was so smooth I picked off both runners and fanned the batter without that ump or the other team even knowing it."

"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."

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