There is no such thing as second place. Either you’re first or you’re nothing.
The great thing about baseball is that there’s a crisis every day.
Gaylord (Perry) is a very honorable man. He only calls for the spitter when he needs it.
It will revolutionize baseball. It will open a new area of alibis for the players.
Power is a big thing in baseball. It can’t be cheapened. That is, a fellow has it or hasn’t. It isn’t a fluke or great accomplishment, like a perfect game. When Mantle connects, it’s a tape-measure job. Nobody who ever lived has more power than Mantle.
I get a kick out of watching him. Everything he does has that extra flourish.
I have to give Mays one edge, durability. Mickey isn’t sound and Willie is. Otherwise, if I had a chance to trade for either player, I’d pick Mantle.