Learn to know every man under you, get under his skin, know his faults. Then cater to him - with kindness or roughness as his case may demand.

Why shouldn't we pitch to Babe Ruth? We pitch to better hitters in the National League.

Sportsmanship and easygoing methods are all right, but it is the prospect of a hot fight that brings out the crowds.

You think the greatest thing in the whole world would be to become a baseball player - if best things already happened, what's next?

The team that gets off to a good start wins pennants.

My boy, one small breeze doesn't make a wind storm.

With my team I am an absolute czar. My men know it. I order plays and they obey. If the don't, I fine them.

The main idea is to win.

In playing or managing, the game of ball is only fun for me when I'm out in front and winning. I don't give a hill of beans for the rest of the game.