64 Inspirational Casey Stengel Quotes On Success In Life

Charles Dillon “Casey” Stengel was an American Major League Baseball right fielder and manager, best known as the manager of the championship New York Yankees of the 1950s and later, the expansion New York Mets. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966. These Casey Stengel quotes will motivate you.

Best Casey Stengel Quotes

  1. “The only thing worse than a Mets game is a Mets doubleheader.” ~ Casey Stengel
  2. “All right everyone, line up alphabetically according to your height.” ~ Casey Stengel
  3. “Sometimes it’s easier to understand things than it is to figure them out” ~ Casey Stengel
  4. “The secret of successful managing is to keep the five guys who hate you away from the four guys who haven’t made up their minds.” ~ Casey Stengel
  5. “See that fella over there? He’s 20 years old. In 10 years, he’s got a chance to be a star. Now that fella over there, he’s 20 years old, too. In 10 years he’s got a chance to be 30.” ~ Casey Stengel
  6. “You look up and down the bench and you have to say to yourself, ‘Can’t anybody here play this game?’ There comes a time in every man’s life and I’ve had plenty of them.” ~ Casey Stengel
  7. “When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you’re older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.” ~ Casey Stengel
  8. “The Mets have shown me more ways to lose than I even knew existed.” ~ Casey Stengel

  9. “Gettin’ good players is easy. Gettin’ ’em to play together is the hard part.” ~ Casey Stengel
  10. “They say it can’t be done, but sometimes that doesn’t always work.” ~ Casey Stengel Quotes
  11. “The trouble is not that players have sex the night before a game. It’s that they stay out all night looking for it.” ~ Casey Stengel
  12. “Most people my age are dead at the present time and you can look it up.” ~ Casey Stengel
  13. “Now there’s three things you can do in a baseball game: You can win or you can lose or it can rain.” ~ Casey Stengel
  14. “Never make bad predictions, especially about the futture.” ~ Casey Stengel

  15. “Good pitching will always stop good hitting and vice-versa.” ~ Casey Stengel
  16. “Without losers, where would the winners be?” ~ Casey Stengel
  17. “The trick is growing up without growing old.” ~ Casey Stengel
  18. “The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.” ~ Casey Stengel
  19. “I made up my mind, but I made it up both ways.” ~ Casey Stengel
  20. “We are a much improved ball club: now we lose in extra innings!” ~ Casey Stengel
  21. “All that analysis is well and good, but what I need right now is a left-handed batter who can hit the ball over the shortstop’s head.” ~ Casey Stengel
  22. “Most ball games are lost, not won.” ~ Casey Stengel

  23. “Well, the fella I got on there is hitting pretty good and I know he can make that throw, and if he don’t make it that other fella I got coming has shown me a lot, and if he can’t I have my guy and I know what he can do. On the other hand, the guy’s not around now. And, well, this guy may be able to do it against left-handers if my guy ain’t strong enough. I know one of my guys is gonna do it.” ~ Casey Stengel
  24. “They told me my services were no longer desired because they wanted to put in a youth program as an advance way of keeping the club going. I’ll never make the mistake of being seventy again.” ~ Casey Stengel
  25. “Son, we’d like to keep you around this season but we’re going to try and win a pennant.” ~ Casey Stengel

  26. “They say some of my stars drink whiskey, but I have found that ones who drink milkshakes don’t win many ball games.” ~ Casey Stengel
  27. “I was once asked what it takes to be a great manager…my response? Great players.” ~ Casey Stengel
  28. “We was going to get you a birthday cake, but we figured you’d drop it.” ~ Casey Stengel
  29. “You have to draft a catcher, because if you don’t have one, the pitch will roll all the way back to the screen.” ~ Casey Stengel
  30. “Do you realize how good you have to be to strike out 2000 times?” ~ Casey Stengel
  31. “Pardon me, Mr. Craig, but how are we going to defense Mr. McCovey… in the upper deck or the lower deck?” ~ Casey Stengel
  32. “Mr. that boy couldn’t hit the ground if he fell out of an airplane.” ~ Casey Stengel

  33. “Don’t cut my throat, I may want to do that later myself.” ~ Casey Stengel
  34. “Left-handers have more enthusiasm for life. They sleep on the wrong side of the bed, and their head gets more stagnant on that side.” ~ Casey Stengel
  35. “I broke in with four hits and the writers promptly declared they had seen the new Ty Cobb. It took me only a few days to correct that impression.” ~ Casey Stengel
  36. “No baseball pitcher would be worth a darn without a catcher who could handle the hot fastball.” ~ Casey Stengel
  37. “Oldtimers, weekends, and airplane landings are alike. If you can walk away from them, they’re successful.” ~ Casey Stengel
  38. “Managing is getting paid for home runs that someone else hits.” ~ Casey Stengel

  39. “I love signing autographs. I’ll sign anything but veal cutlets. My ballpoint slips on veal cutlets.” ~ Casey Stengel
  40. “I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks during batting practice.” ~ Casey Stengel
  41. “Never wear a backward baseball cap to an interview unless applying for the job of umpire.” ~ Casey Stengel
  42. “The way our luck has been lately, our fellas have been getting hurt on their days off.” ~ Casey Stengel
  43. “It’s wonderful to meet so many friends that I didn’t used to like.” ~ Casey Stengel Quotes
  44. “It’s easy to get good players. Getting them to play together, that’s the hard part.” ~ Casey Stengel

  45. “There comes a time in every man’s life, and I’ve had plenty of them.” ~ Casey Stengel
  46. “The best ballplayer’s the one who doesn’t think he made good. He keeps trying to convince you.” ~ Casey Stengel
  47. “You could look it up.” ~ Casey Stengel
  48. “You have to go broke three times to learn how to make a living.” ~ Casey Stengel
  49. “I got one that can throw but can’t catch, and one that can catch but can’t throw, and one who can hit but can’t do either.” ~ Casey Stengel
  50. “Once someone gave me a picture and I wrote ‘Do good in school.’ I looked up and the guy was 78 years old” ~ Casey Stengel
  51. “Don’t cut off your nose yourself.” ~ Casey Stengel

  52. “Being with a woman all night never hurt no professional baseball player. It’s staying up all night looking for a woman that does him in.” ~ Casey Stengel
  53. “You gotta learn that if you don’t get it by midnight, chances are you ain’t gonna get it, and if you do, it ain’t worth it.” ~ Casey Stengel
  54. “Nobody knows this, but one of us has just been traded to Kansas City.” ~ Casey Stengel Quotes
  55. “I would not admire hitting against Ryne Duren, because if he ever hit you in the head you might be in the past tense.” ~ Casey Stengel
  56. “Best thing wrong with Jack Fisher is nothing.” ~ Casey Stengel

  57. “I might have been able to make it as a pitcher except for one thing: I had a rather awkward motion and every time I brought my left arm forward I hit myself in the ear.” ~ Casey Stengel
  58. “There’s nobody on my ball club that doesn’t go from first to third on a base hit, or from second to home. Every time you steal a base, you’re taking a gamble on getting thrown out, and taking the bat out of the hitter’s hand.” ~ Casey Stengel
  59. “They examined all my organs. Some of them are quite remarkable and others are not so good. A lot of museums are bidding for them.” ~ Casey Stengel
  60. “Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story.” ~ Casey Stengel

  61. “If you ran a delicatessen store, you would want to be the best delicatessen store, wouldn’t you? Well, that’s how I feel about the Yankees.” ~ Casey Stengel
  62. “If you ran a delicatessen store, you would want to be the best delicatessen store, wouldn’t you? Well, that’s how I feel about the Yankees.” ~ Casey Stengel
  63. “You gotta lose ’em some of the time. When you do, lose ’em right.” ~ Casey Stengel
  64. “Amazing strength, amazing power – he (Ron Swoboda) can grind the dust out of the bat. He will be great, super even wonderful. Now, if he can only learn to catch a fly ball.” ~ Casey Stengel

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