27 Most Famous Satchel Paige Quotes

27 Most Famous Satchel Paige Quotes

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Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige was a professional baseball pitcher from Alabama. He played for minor league teams until his break into the big times with the White Sox. He played for many different teams in the Major League Baseball association including St. Louis and Kansas City. He died of a heart attack in 1982.

“Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”

“Airplanes may kill you, but they ain’t likely to hurt you.”

“Avoid fried meats, which angry up the blood. If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts. Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move. Go very light on the vices, such as carrying on in society. The social ramble ain’t restful. Avoid running at all times. Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.”

“Avoid running at all times.”

“Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.”

“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?”

“I ain’t ever had a job, I just always played baseball.”

“I don’t generally like running. I believe in training by rising gently up and down from the bench.”

“I never rush myself. See, they can’t start the game without me.”

“I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I would toss one that ain’t never been seen by this generation.”

“I use my single windup, my double windup, my triple windup, my hesitation windup, my no windup. I also use my step-n-pitch-it, my submariner, my sidearmer, and my bat dodger. Man’s got to do what he’s got to do.”

“I was born in August, no July, 1908.”

“If a man can beat you, walk him.”

“If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts.”

“It’s funny what a few no-hitters do for a body.”

“Just take the ball and throw it where you want to. Throw strikes. Home plate don’t move.”

“Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move.”

“Mother always told me, if you tell a lie, always rehearse it. If it don’t sound good to you, it won’t sound good to no one else.”

“My pitching philosophy is simple- keep the ball way from the bat.”

“Never be unfaithful to a lover, except with your wife.”

“Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly one’s own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.”

“The only change is that baseball has turned Paige from a second class citizen to a second class immortal.”

“There never was a man on Earth who pitched as much as me. But the more I pitched, the stronger my arm would get.”

“They said I was the greatest pitcher they ever saw…I couldn’t understand why they couldn’t give me no justice.”

“When a batter swings and I see his knees move, I can tell just what his weaknesses are then I just put the ball where I know he can’t hit it.”

“Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.”

“You gotta keep the ball off the fat part of the bat.”