23 Total Quotes

Ty Cobb Quotes

The crowd makes the ballgame.
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When I began playing the game, baseball was about as gentlemanly as a kick in the crotch.
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The way those clubs shift against Ted Williams, I can't understand how he can be so stupid not to accept the challenge to him and hit to left field.
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Speed is a great asset; but it's greater when it's combined with quickness - and there's a big difference.
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I have observed that baseball is not unlike a war, and when you come right down to it, we batters are the heavy artillery.
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Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men. It's no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out. It's a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest.
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I never could stand losing. Second place didn't interest me. I had a fire in my belly.
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When I played ball, I didn't play for fun. . . . It's no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out. It's a contest and everything that implies, a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest.
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I may have been fierce, but never low or underhand.
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Every great batter works on the theory that the pitcher is more afraid of him than he is of the pitcher.
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Baseball was one-hundred percent of my life.
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I had to fight all my life to survive. They were all against me... but I beat the bastards and left them in the ditch.
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The base paths belonged to me, the runner. The rules gave me the right. I always went into a bag full speed, feet first. I had sharp spikes on my shoes. If the baseman stood where he had no business to be and got hurt, that was his fault.
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Don't come home a failure.
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I regret to this day that I never went to college. I feel I should have been a doctor.
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The great American game should be an unrelenting war of nerves.
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To get along with me, don't increase my tension.
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