Nellie Fox quotes

  • I don't think anyone ever liked to play more than I did.
    -- Nellie Fox

    #Thinking #Play

  • If a ballplayer is satisfied, he's going to slip. You have to keep fighting to improve.
    -- Nellie Fox

    #Baseball #Fighting #Satisfied

  • All small men, all non-power hitters, must learn to bunt well. It's half your game.
    -- Nellie Fox

    #Men #Games #Half

  • No one had to tell me I was never going to be a home run hitter. I was hitting the same ball as the rest of the players, but when the big guys cracked one, it went out of the park. Mine went out of the infield.
    -- Nellie Fox

    #Running #Home #Player

  • On two legs, Mickey Mantle would have been the greatest ballplayer who ever lived.
    -- Nellie Fox

    #Two #Legs #Mickey

  • What is the top requirement for a second baseman? A fine shortstop. I am fortunate in having the greatest shortstop in baseball, Luis Aparicio.
    -- Nellie Fox

    #Baseball #Requirements #Fine

  • (Al) Lopez is a great believer in speed and hustle, in the go-go style of baseball. No other manager is so determined a foe of stodgy baseball, lack of hustle and slipshod practices and so powerful an advocate of the unexpected.
    -- Nellie Fox

    #Baseball #Powerful #Practice

  • (Doc) Cramer told me I was hitting too much off the front foot and that I wasn't using the right kind of bat. I had been using a long, skinny stick and Cramer got me a thicker one.
    -- Nellie Fox

    #Feet #Long #Bats

  • (Jim) Landis is such a good player because he plays every day as if he expects to be sent to the minors next week.
    -- Nellie Fox

    #Player #Next Week #Landi

  • On October 19, 1949, I got a telephone call from the Philadelphia (A's) front office informing me I had been traded to the White Sox for Joe Tipton. I was surprised and hurt.
    -- Nellie Fox

    #Hurt #White #Philadelphia

  • Second base is anything but magic. If it's anything at all, it's speed, sureness with your hands and lots of hard work.
    -- Nellie Fox

    #Hard Work #Hands #Magic

  • We really had baseball in the family. Even that little habit I've got of chewing tobacco on the ball field sort of comes from my dad.
    -- Nellie Fox

    #Baseball #Dad #Balls

  • We won (the pennant) because we've got a superior ball club. Not many stars perhaps, but the kind of team that always plays well together.
    -- Nellie Fox

    #Stars #Team #Play

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