Red Adair - Guessing what the pitcher is going to throw is eighty percent of being a successful hitter. The other twenty percent is just execution.
[ Being Eighty Execution Going Guessing Hitter Just Other Percent Pitcher Successful Throw Twenty]
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Douglas Adams - The pitcher has got only a ball. I've got a bat. So the percentage in weapons is in my favor and I let the fellow with the ball do the fretting.
[ Ball Bat Favor Fellow Fretting Got Only Percentage Pitcher Weapons]
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Joe Elliott - If I ever find a pitcher who has heat, a good curve, and a slider, I might seriously consider marrying him, or at least proposing.
[ Consider Curve Ever Find Good Heat Him Least Marrying Might Pitcher Proposing Seriously Slider]
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David Mixner - During my time, there might have been one pitcher or two that were top pitchers on a team. Teams that won maybe had three, but today they have a lot of depth. They have a lot of long relievers, short relievers, and the strategy is different.
[ Been Depth Different During Had Long Lot Maybe Might Pitcher Pitchers Short Strategy Team Teams Three Time Today Top Two Were Won]
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Kenji Miyazawa - It would be a lot different for me because there is a lot of information that you need to know about as a player. How pitchers are pitching you, how defenses are playing, certain situations about certain pitchers.
[ Because Certain Defenses Different How Information Know Lot Need Pitchers Pitching Player Playing Situations Would]
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Mark Warner - All pitchers are liars or crybabies.
[ Liars Pitchers]
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- Every pitcher can beat you, it doesn't matter how good you are.
[ Beat Every Good How Matter Pitcher]
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- Any pitcher who might throw at me should know I'm not giving up my day job or trying to get anyone else's job. I just can't think of anything cooler than being one of the boys of summer!
[ Any Anyone Anything Being Boys Cooler Day Else Get Giving Job Just Know Might Pitcher Should Summer Than Think Throw Trying Up]
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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.
[ Afraid Batter Every Great Him More Pitcher Than Theory Works]
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- Good pitchers, after a tough outing, bounce back. Real good pitchers don't let too many poor games get in there.
[ After Back Bounce Games Get Good Many Outing Pitchers Poor Real Too Tough]
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- You better be looking for another pitcher.
[ Another Better Looking Pitcher]
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- Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately tries to hit him is a communist.
[ Any Batter Communist Deliberately Him Hit Pitcher Throws Tries]
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- Anybody who's ever had the privilege of seeing me play knows that I am the greatest pitcher in the world.
[ Am Anybody Ever Greatest Had Knows Pitcher Play Privilege Seeing World]
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- All pitchers are born pitchers.
[ Born Pitchers]
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- A torn rotator cuff is a cancer for a pitcher and if a pitcher gets a badly torn one, he has to face the facts, it's all over baby.
[ Baby Badly Cancer Face Facts Gets Over Pitcher Torn]
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- The pitcher has to find out if the hitter is timid, and if he is timid, he has to remind the hitter he's timid.
[ Find Hitter Out Pitcher Remind Timid]
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- In the olden days, the umpire didn't have to take any courses in mind reading. The pitcher told you he was going to throw at you.
[ Any Courses Days Going Mind Olden Pitcher Reading Take Throw Told Umpire]
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- You don't save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain.
[ May Pitcher Rain Save Tomorrow]
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- In the White House, you can be on the pitcher's mound or you can be in the catcher's position. Put points on the board. Show people you can govern. Deliver on what you said you were going to deliver on.
[ Board Catcher Deliver Going Govern House Mound Pitcher Points Position Put Said Show Were White]
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- Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things.
[ Baseball Both Intervals Moments Pitchers Poets Their Things Tough]
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- What are you going to do? Admit to yourself that the pitchers have you on the point of surrender? You can't do that. You must make yourself think that the pitchers are just as good as they always have been or just as bad.
[ Admit Always Bad Been Going Good Just Make Must Pitchers Point Surrender Think Yourself]
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- I figured that pitchers had a better chance of getting drafted than fielders, so I decided I should be a pitcher. But I never expected to be picked in the first round. I wasn't even sure I'd get picked at all.
[ Better Chance Decided Drafted Even Expected Figured First Get Getting Had Never Picked Pitcher Pitchers Round Should Sure Than]
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- The oldest pitcher acquires confidence in his ballclub - he doesn't try to do it all himself.
[ Acquires Confidence Himself His Oldest Pitcher Try]
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- The Yankees have better starting pitchers than Arizona. Arizona just has two... the Yanks have four.
[ Arizona Better Four Just Pitchers Starting Than Two Yankees]
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- I don't like to sound egotistical, but every time I stepped up to the plate with a bat in my hands, I couldn't help but feel sorry for the pitcher.
[ Bat Egotistical Every Feel Hands Help Pitcher Plate Sorry Sound Stepped Time Up]
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- I was a pitcher, shortstop and outfielder, and the Yankees tried to sign me out of high school as a first-round draft pick in 1981. I turned them down to go to college.
[ College Down Draft Go High Out Outfielder Pick Pitcher School Shortstop Sign Them Tried Turned Yankees]
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- In baseball, I was a pitcher, which I hated because there was no action there.
[ Action Baseball Because Hated Pitcher Which]
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- Fix your eye on the ball from the moment the pitcher holds it in his glove. Follow it as he throws to the plate and stay with it until the play is completed. Action takes place only where the ball goes.
[ Action Ball Completed Eye Fix Follow Glove Goes His Holds Moment Only Pitcher Place Plate Play Stay Takes Throws Until Where Your]
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- A guy that throws what he intends to throw, that's the definition of a good pitcher.
[ Definition Good Guy Intends Pitcher Throw Throws]
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- I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it.
[ Ball Became Good Hit Make Miss Pitcher Started Stopped Them Trying]
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- Most of the managers are lifetime .220 hitters. For years pitchers have been getting these managers out 75% of the time and that's why they don't like us.
[ Been Getting Hitters Lifetime Managers Most Out Pitchers These Time Us Why Years]
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- The reason I think I'm a good pitcher is I locate my fastball and I change speeds. Period. That's what you do to pitch. That's what pitchers have to do to win games.
[ Change Fastball Games Good Locate Period Pitch Pitcher Pitchers Reason Speeds Think Win]
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- 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.
[ After Already Bad Bases Down Enough Felt Figured Habit Had Head Him Hit Home Pitcher Rounding Run Running Showing Up Without]
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- If you are used to going five innings and then go six or seven, you won't have your good stuff. They need to start that from the minor leagues and give pitchers strong arms.
[ Arms Five Give Go Going Good Innings Leagues Minor Need Pitchers Seven Six Start Strong Stuff Then Used Won Your]
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- You had to pitch in and out. The zone didn't belong to the hitters; it belonged to the pitchers. Today, if you pitch too far inside, the umpire would stop you right there. I don't think it's fair.
[ Belong Belonged Fair Far Had Hitters Inside Out Pitch Pitchers Right Stop Think Today Too Umpire Would Zone]
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- A pitcher is not a ballplayer.
[ Ballplayer Pitcher]
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- I like my friends to be the hitters. The pitchers, they all have the same brain as I do. The hitters see the game from a different perspective.
[ Brain Different Friends Game Hitters Perspective Pitchers Same See]
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- I think that's why I like baseball. There's something great about it - you're young, the pitcher's young and he's got this great arm, and he doesn't really realize anything about strategy.
[ Anything Arm Baseball Got Great Pitcher Realize Really Something Strategy Think Why Young]
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- I study pitchers. I visualize pitches. That gives me a better chance every time I step into the box. That doesn't mean I'm going to get a hit every game, but that's one of the reasons I've come a long way as a hitter.
[ Better Box Chance Come Every Game Get Gives Going Hit Hitter Into Long Mean Pitchers Pitches Reasons Step Study Time Visualize Way]
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- But because I could throw so hard when I got to college they made me a pitcher.
[ Because College Could Got Hard Made Pitcher Throw]
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- Most pitchers are too smart to manage.
[ Manage Most Pitchers Smart Too]
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- There's only one cure for what's wrong with all of us pitchers, and that's to take a year off. Then, after you've gone a year without throwing, quit altogether.
[ After Altogether Cure Gone Off Only Pitchers Quit Take Then Throwing Us Without Wrong Year]
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- The pitcher cries for water to carry and a person for work that is real.
[ Carry Cries Person Pitcher Real Water Work]
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- A manager uses a relief pitcher like a six shooter, he fires until it's empty then takes the gun and throws it at the villain.
[ Empty Fires Gun Manager Pitcher Relief Shooter Six Takes Then Throws Until Uses Villain]
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- Generally in the Little League you're up against a good pitcher who throws like hell. What does the coach say? Get a walk. Isn't that beautiful way to learn to hit? For four years you stand up there looking for a walk.
[ Against Beautiful Coach Does Four Generally Get Good Hell Hit League Learn Little Looking Pitcher Say Stand Throws Up Walk Way Years]
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- I haven't seen a player in this game, as long as I've been in it, that can't be pitched to... Barry is an outstanding ballplayer. I respect him an awful lot. I also have confidence in my pitchers that they can pitch to Barry Bonds and get him out.
[ Also Awful Ballplayer Barry Been Bonds Confidence Game Get Haven Him Long Lot Out Outstanding Pitch Pitched Pitchers Player Respect Seen]
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- Pitchers did me a favor when they knocked me down. It made me more determined. I wouldn't let that pitcher get me out. They say you can't hit if you're on your back, but I didn't hit on my back. I got up.
[ Back Determined Did Down Favor Get Got Hit Knocked Made More Out Pitcher Pitchers Say Up Your]
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- The way we're going... if I called up another pitcher, he'd just hang up the phone on me.
[ Another Called Going Hang Just Phone Pitcher Up Way]
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- As soon as I got out there I felt a strange relationship with the pitcher's mound. It was as if I'd been born out there. Pitching just felt like the most natural thing in the world. Striking out batters was easy.
[ Batters Been Born Easy Felt Got Just Most Mound Natural Out Pitcher Pitching Relationship Soon Strange Striking Thing World]
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- And then when I went to stay in '68, I can honestly say that I was not focused on my career and on what it took to be a major league pitcher and to be a starting pitcher.
[ Career Focused Honestly League Major Pitcher Say Starting Stay Then Took Went]
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- And when I went to Houston, they had a conditioning coach by the name of Gene Coleman. And that was the first time I had gone to an organization that had a program with a weight room and designed specifically for pitchers.
[ Coach Coleman Conditioning Designed First Gene Gone Had Houston Name Organization Pitchers Program Room Specifically Time Weight Went]
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- It took me a while to figure that out and to realize what a gift that I had been given. And when I finally did, I dedicated myself to be the best pitcher I possibly could be, for as long as I possibly could be.
[ Been Best Could Dedicated Did Figure Finally Gift Given Had Long Myself Out Pitcher Possibly Realize Took While]
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- In the split second from the time the ball leaves the pitcher's hand until it reaches the plate you have to think about your stride, your hip action, your wrist action, determine how much, if any the ball is going to break and then decide whether to swing at it.
[ Action Any Ball Break Decide Determine Going Hand Hip How Leaves Much Pitcher Plate Reaches Second Split Stride Swing Then Think Time Until Whether Wrist Your]
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- A pitcher needs two pitches, one they're looking for and one to cross them up.
[ Cross Looking Needs Pitcher Pitches Them Two Up]
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- Twenty games is the magic figure for pitchers - .300 is the magic figures for batters. It pays off in salary and reputation. And those are the two things that keep a ballplayer in business.
[ Ballplayer Batters Business Figure Figures Games Keep Magic Off Pays Pitchers Reputation Salary Things Those Twenty Two]
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- What is life, after all, but a challenge? And what better challenge can there be than the one between the pitcher and the hitter.
[ After Better Between Challenge Hitter Life Pitcher Than]
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- I'm always amazed when a pitcher becomes angry at a hitter for hitting a home run off him. When I strike out, I don't get angry at the pitcher, I get angry at myself. I would think that if a pitcher threw up a home run ball, he should be angry at himself.
[ Always Amazed Angry Ball Becomes Get Him Himself Hitter Hitting Home Myself Off Out Pitcher Run Should Strike Think Threw Up Would]
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- No baseball pitcher would be worth a darn without a catcher who could handle the hot fastball.
[ Baseball Catcher Could Darn Fastball Handle Hot Pitcher Without Worth Would]
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- What's unfortunate about buying a pitcher for $12 million is that he carries no warranty.
[ Buying Carries Million Pitcher Unfortunate]
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- If a pitcher sees you fiddling with the bat, he'll stall until your arms are tired before you even get a chance to hit.
[ Arms Bat Before Chance Even Fiddling Get Hit Pitcher Sees Stall Tired Until Your]
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- Let the pitcher move first, then, as he draws his arm back, you draw the bat back and you are ready.
[ Arm Back Bat Draw Draws First His Move Pitcher Ready Then]
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- Momentum? Momentum is the next day's starting pitcher.
[ Day Momentum Next Pitcher Starting]
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- There's only one way to become a hitter. Go up to the plate and get mad. Get mad at yourself and mad at the pitcher.
[ Become Get Go Hitter Mad Only Pitcher Plate Up Way Yourself]
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- A pitcher has to look at the hitter as his mortal enemy.
[ Enemy His Hitter Look Mortal Pitcher]
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- A pitcher is only as good as his legs.
[ Good His Legs Only Pitcher]
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- A pitcher will never be a big winner until he hates hitters.
[ Big Hates Hitters Never Pitcher Until Will Winner]
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- You don't always make an out. Sometimes the pitcher gets you out.
[ Always Gets Make Out Pitcher Sometimes]
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- A pitcher's got to be good and he's got to be lucky to get a no hit game.
[ Game Get Good Got Hit Lucky Pitcher]
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- Too many pitchers, that's all, there are just too many pitchers Ten or twelve on a team. Don't see how any of them get enough work. Four starting pitchers and one relief man ought to be enough. Pitch 'em every three days and you'd find they'd get control and good, strong arms.
[ Any Arms Control Days Em Enough Every Find Four Get Good How Just Man Many Ought Pitch Pitchers Relief See Starting Strong Team Ten Them Three Too Twelve Work]
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- I never faced a pitcher with better stuff than Nolan Ryan.
[ Better Faced Never Nolan Pitcher Ryan Stuff Than]
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