Sandy Koufax quotes

  • I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it.
    -- Sandy Koufax

    #Sports #Baseball #Athlete

  • People who write about spring training not being necessary have never tried to throw a baseball.
    -- Sandy Koufax

    #Baseball #Spring #Writing

  • A guy that throws what he intends to throw, that's the definition of a good pitcher.
    -- Sandy Koufax

    #Sports #Guy #Definitions

  • Pitching is the art of instilling fear.
    -- Sandy Koufax

    #Sports #Baseball #Art

  • In the end it all comes down to talent. You can talk all you want about intangibles, I just don't know what that means. Talent makes winners, not intangibles. Can nice guys win? Sure, nice guys can win - if they're nice guys with a lot of talent. Nice guys with a little talent finish fourth and nice guys with no talent finish last.
    -- Sandy Koufax

    #Nice #Mean #Winning

  • The game has a cleanness. If you do a good job, the numbers say so. You don't have to ask anyone or play politics. You don't have to wait for the reviews.
    -- Sandy Koufax

    #Jobs #Games #Play

  • It's better to throw a theoretically poorer pitch whole-heartedly, than to throw the so-called right pitch with feeling of doubt-doubt that's it's right, or doubt that you can make it behave well at that moment. You've got to feel sure you're doing the right thing-sure that you want to throw the pitch you're going to throw.
    -- Sandy Koufax

    #Softball #Sports #Motivation

  • The only time I really try for a strikeout is when I'm in a jam. If the bases are loaded with none out, for example, then I'll go for a strikeout. But most of the time I try to throw to spots. I try to get them to pop up or ground out. On a strikeout I might have to throw five or six pitches, sometimes more if there are foul-offs. That tires me. So I just try to get outs. That's what counts - outs. You win with outs, not strikeouts.
    -- Sandy Koufax

    #Baseball #Winning #Trying

  • Show me a guy who can't pitch inside and I'll show you a loser.
    -- Sandy Koufax

    #Guy #Pitching #Loser

  • There is among us a far closer relationship than the purely social one of a fraternal organization because we are bound together not only by a single interest but by a common goal. To win. Nothing else matters, and nothing else will do.
    -- Sandy Koufax

    #Winning #Organization #Goal

  • I don't think I've ever seen anybody with quicker hands than Soriano.
    -- Sandy Koufax

    #Thinking #Yankees #Hands

  • I think it's incredible because there were guys like (Willie) Mays and (Mickey) Mantle and Henry Aaron who were great players for ten years... I only had four or five good years.
    -- Sandy Koufax

    #Player #Thinking #Years

  • If there was any magic formula, it was getting to pitch every fourth day.
    -- Sandy Koufax

    #Magic #Pitching #Formulas

  • I've got a lot of years to live after baseball and I would like to live them with the complete use of my body.
    -- Sandy Koufax

    #Baseball #Years #Body

  • I can't believe that Babe Ruth was a better player than Willie Mays. (Babe) Ruth is to baseball what Arnold Palmer is to golf. He got the game moving. But I can't believe he could run as well as (Willie) Mays, and I can't believe he was any better an outfielder.
    -- Sandy Koufax

    #Running #Baseball #Moving

  • He's the strangest hitter in baseball. Figure him out one way and he'll kill you another.
    -- Sandy Koufax

    #Baseball #Way #Figures

  • I don’t know if cortisone is good for you or not. But to take a shot every other ball game is more than I wanted to do and to walk around with a constant upset stomach because of the pills and to be high half the time during a ball game because you’re taking painkillers, I don’t want to have to do that.
    -- Sandy Koufax

    #Games #Upset #Pills

  • If I could straighten it out (his golf swing), I'd be pitching at Dodger Stadium tonight.
    -- Sandy Koufax

    #Golf #Swings #Tonight

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