Casey Stengel Quotes

Who is Casey Stengel?

Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel was a legendary American Major League Baseball right fielder and manager for the New York Yankees and New York Mets.

Born July 30, 1890
Died September 29, 1975

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Best 37 Quotes by Casey Stengel | Page 1 of 2

“Ability is the art of getting credit for all the home runs somebody else hits.”

“All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration.”

“All right everyone, line up alphabetically according to your height.”

“Been in this game one-hundred years, but I see new ways to lose 'em I never knew existed before.”

“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.”

“Don't cut my throat, I may want to do that later myself.”

“Don't drink in the hotel bar, that's where I do my drinking.”

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“Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story.”

“Good pitching will always stop good hitting and vice-versa.”

“I feel greatly honored to have a ballpark named after me, especially since I've been thrown out of so many.”

“I got players with bad watches – they can't tell midnight from noon.”

“I was not successful as a ball player, as it was a game of skill.”

“I've tried to give a dollar and 25 cents in work for every dollar paid me.”

“If we're going to win the pennant, we've got to start thinking we're not as good as we think we are.”

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“If you're playing baseball and thinking about managing, you're crazy. You'd be better off thinking about being an owner.”

“If you're so smart, let's see you get out of the Army.”

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“There’s no perfect coach in the world. Coaches are human, too. Mistakes are made. But, fundamentally, if you’re sound, you eliminate as many mistakes as possible.”


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“It's wonderful to meet so many friends that I didn't used to like.”

“Managing is getting paid for home runs that someone else hits.”

“Never make predictions, especially about the future.”

“Oldtimers, weekends, and airplane landings are alike. If you can walk away from them, they're successful.”

“Sure I played, did you think I was born at the age of 70 sitting in a dugout trying to manage guys like you?”

“The Mets have shown me more ways to lose than I even knew existed.”

“The trick is growing up without growing old.”

“The trouble is not that players have sex the night before a game. It's that they stay out all night looking for it.”

“The trouble with women umpires is that I couldn't argue with one. I'd put my arms around her and give her a little kiss.”

“There are three things you can do in a baseball game. You can win, or you can lose, or it can rain.”

“There comes a time in every man's life, and I've had plenty of them.”

“They say some of my stars drink whiskey, but I have found that ones who drink milkshakes don't win many ball games.”

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“They say Yogi Berra is funny. Well, he has a lovely wife and family, a beautiful home, money in the bank, and he plays golf with millionaires. What's funny about that?”

“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.”

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“I don't like being alone.”


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