During my 18 years I came to bat almost 10,000 times. I struck out about 1,700 times and walked maybe 1,800 times. That means I played 7 years without ever hitting the ball.
It's unbelievable how much you don't know about the game you've been playing all your life.
A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide.
Somebody once asked me if I ever went up to the plate trying to hit a home run. I said, 'Sure, every time.
After I hit a home run I had a habit of running the bases with my head down. I figured the pitcher already felt bad enough without me showing him up rounding the bases.
You never have to wait long, or look far, to be reminded of how thin the line is between being a hero or a goat
It's unbelievable how much you don't know about the game you've been playing all your life
I leaned on him for support when I got out of the cab, and he just crumpled to the ground. That's how we found out.
I've often wondered how a man who knew he was going to die could stand here and say he was the luckiest man on the face of the earth, but now I guess I know how he felt.
Well, baseball was my whole life. Nothing's ever been as fun as baseball-Legendary Mickey Mantle Greatest player of all time.