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gblowfish
07-15-2008, 08:15 AM
In honor of the All Star Game:

Since we're on the verge of the All Star Game, I thought you might enjoy a baseball quiz. Some of these quotes are well known, some are not.

These are actual quotes A thru Z, from 26 players. Give yourself 4 points for each correct answer, Let me know what number player goes with which letter quote.

I'll post the answers soon, no Googling or other web searching or cheating. Good Luck!

01 Dizzy Dean
02 Yogi Berra
03 Barry Bonds
04 Lou Gehrig
05 Bob Gibson
06 Roberto Clemente
07 Earl Weaver
08 Tommy Lasorda
09 Bill Lee
10 Whitey Ford
11 Sandy Koufax
12 Dan Quisenberry
13 Walter Johnson
14 Hank Aaron
15 George Brett
16 Reggie Jackson
17 Rod Carew
18 Babe Ruth
19 Ty Cobb
20 Albert Pujols
21 Ted Williams
22 Mickey Mantle
23 Bob Uecker
24 Satchel Paige
25 Rickey Henderson
26 Joe DiMaggio

A: "Hitting the ball was easy. Running around the bases was the tough part."

B. "It puzzles me how they know what corners are good for filling stations. Just how did they know gas and oil was under there?"

C. "A nickel isn't worth a dime today."

D. "It's called talent. I just have it. I can't explain it. You either have it or you don't."

E. "I feel like I have reached the stage where I can no longer produce for my club, my manager, and my teammates. I had a poor year, but even if I had hit .350, this would have been my last year. I was full of aches an pains and it had become a chore for me to play. When baseball is no longer fun, it's no longer a game."

F. "I am the best in baseball."

G. "When I put on my uniform, I feel I am the proudest man on earth."

H. '"If my uniform doesn't get dirty, I haven't done anything in the baseball game."

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

J. "The way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until it stops rolling and then pick it up."

K. "I regret to this day that I never went to college. I feel I should have been a doctor."

L. "I've found that you don't need to wear a necktie if you can hit."

M. "Don't ever forget two things I'm going to tell you. One, don't believe everything that's written about you. Two, don't pick up too many checks."

N. "I get a kick out of watching a team defense me. A player moves two steps in one direction and I hit it two steps the other way. It goes right by his glove and I laugh."

O. "I looked for the same pitch my whole career, a breaking ball. All of the time. I never worried about the fastball. They couldn't throw it past me, none of them."

P. "If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing your grandmother with her teeth out."

Q. "I found a delivery in my flaw."

R. "I throw as hard as I can when I think I have to throw as hard as I can."

S. "Hell, if KY jelly went off the market, the whole California Angels pitching staff would be out of baseball."

T. "Pitching is the art of instilling fear."

U. "Eighty percent of the people who hear them (your troubles) don't care and the other twenty percent are glad you're having them"

V. "I never threw the spitter, well maybe once or twice when I really needed to get a guy out real bad."

W. Have you ever thrown a ball 100 miles an hour? Everything hurts. Even your ass hurts. I see pictures of my face and say, 'Holy shit', but that's the strain you feel when you throw. I had one of those faces you look at it, man, and say, 'Man he's an ass-hole.' Could be, depends on if you pissed me off or not."

X. "I think there should be bad blood between all clubs."

Y. "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."

Z. “I want to be in the lineup every day. Playing anywhere is better than playing the bench.”

Demonpenz
07-15-2008, 09:02 AM
A.22
B.01
C.02

Demonpenz
07-15-2008, 09:05 AM
D. 03
E. 26
f. 16 Reggie and rickey henderson said the same things along the line

Demonpenz
07-15-2008, 09:06 AM
G. 06 ( should have pressed G 07 for pina coloda song (dirty work reference)

Demonpenz
07-15-2008, 09:08 AM
H: 25
I: 24
J: 23

Demonpenz
07-15-2008, 09:10 AM
K: TY COBB
L: babe ruth

Amnorix
07-15-2008, 09:19 AM
L: 21

That's the only one I know for sure other than a couple that Demonpenz already said.

I'm guessing N might be 17.

T: 05?

Demonpenz
07-15-2008, 09:24 AM
M babe ruth
N. Rod Carew
O.Hank aaron
P George brett.

Amnorix
07-15-2008, 09:28 AM
K: TY COBB
L: babe ruth


Pretty sure L is the Splendid Splinter. He hated the ties.

Demonpenz
07-15-2008, 09:33 AM
Q. Quiz appropriately
R.Walter johnson
S. Spacesman
T. Gay pitcher
U. pasta eating fat guy
W. bob gibson
X Mr 3 run homerun
Y Whitey ford
Z. Pujols

Dartgod
07-15-2008, 09:34 AM
23 Bob Uecker = J. "The way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until it stops rolling and then pick it up."

Demonpenz
07-15-2008, 09:34 AM
L. Is Williams. Who's co piolet was chuck yager, who would have hit a thousand homeruns if he didn't fight in wars. Who was everyone loved so dearly

gblowfish
07-15-2008, 11:19 AM
Answers:

A: "Hitting the ball was easy. Running around the bases was the tough part."
22: Mickey Mantle

B. "It puzzles me how they know what corners are good for filling stations. Just how did they know gas and oil was under there?"
01 Dizzy Dean

C. "A nickel isn't worth a dime today."
02 Yogi Berra

D. "It's called talent. I just have it. I can't explain it. You either have it or you don't."
03 Barry Bonds

E. "I feel like I have reached the stage where I can no longer produce for my club, my manager, and my teammates. I had a poor year, but even if I had hit .350, this would have been my last year. I was full of aches an pains and it had become a chore for me to play. When baseball is no longer fun, it's no longer a game."
26 Joe DiMaggio

F. "I am the best in baseball."
16 Reggie Jackson

G. "When I put on my uniform, I feel I am the proudest man on earth."
06 Roberto Clemente

H. '"If my uniform doesn't get dirty, I haven't done anything in the baseball game."
25 Rickey Henderson

I. "I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ain't never been seen by this generation."
24 Satchel Paige

J. "The way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until it stops rolling and then pick it up."
23 Bob Uecker

K. "I regret to this day that I never went to college. I feel I should have been a doctor."
19 Ty Cobb

L. "I've found that you don't need to wear a necktie if you can hit."
21 Ted Williams

M. "Don't ever forget two things I'm going to tell you. One, don't believe everything that's written about you. Two, don't pick up too many checks."
18 Babe Ruth

N. "I get a kick out of watching a team defense me. A player moves two steps in one direction and I hit it two steps the other way. It goes right by his glove and I laugh."
17 Rod Carew

O. "I looked for the same pitch my whole career, a breaking ball. All of the time. I never worried about the fastball. They couldn't throw it past me, none of them."
14 Hank Aaron

P. "If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing your grandmother with her teeth out."
15 George Brett

Q. "I found a delivery in my flaw."
12 Dan Quisenberry

R. "I throw as hard as I can when I think I have to throw as hard as I can."
13 Walter Johnson

S. "Hell, if KY jelly went off the market, the whole California Angels pitching staff would be out of baseball."
09 Bill Lee

T. "Pitching is the art of instilling fear."
11 Sandy Koufax

U. "Eighty percent of the people who hear them (your troubles) don't care and the other twenty percent are glad you're having them"
08 Tommy Lasorda

V. "I never threw the spitter, well maybe once or twice when I really needed to get a guy out real bad."
10 Whitey Ford

W. Have you ever thrown a ball 100 miles an hour? Everything hurts. Even your ass hurts. I see pictures of my face and say, 'Holy shit', but that's the strain you feel when you throw. I had one of those faces you look at it, man, and say, 'Man he's an ass-hole.' Could be, depends on if you pissed me off or not."
05 Bob Gibson

X. "I think there should be bad blood between all clubs."
07 Earl Weaver

Y. "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."
04 Lou Gehrig

Z. “I want to be in the lineup every day. Playing anywhere is better than playing the bench.”
20 Albert Pujols

Skip Towne
07-15-2008, 11:34 AM
Didn't Casey Stengel have some good ones?

RedNeckRaider
07-15-2008, 11:36 AM
"Eighty percent of the people who hear them (your troubles) don't care and the other twenty percent are glad you're having them"
LMAO How true!

gblowfish
07-15-2008, 11:50 AM
Didn't Casey Stengel have some good ones?

"All right everyone, line up alphabetically according to your height."
Casey Stengel

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/c/casey_stengel.html

RedNeckRaider
07-15-2008, 12:09 PM
Yogi had his share...


You mean now?
When asked what time it was. In fairness, he was on a passenger jet at the time, so he was not sure which time zone he was in.
90 percent of putts that fall short don't go in.
A good ball club.
When asked what makes a good manager of a baseball team.
A home opener is always exciting, no matter if it's home or on the road.
Don't get me right, I'm just asking!
No one goes there any more, it's too crowded.
A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore.
Always go to other peoples' funerals otherwise they won't go to yours.
Even Napoleon had his Watergate.
Half the lies they tell about me aren't true.
He's a big clog in their machine.
Refering to Ted Williams.
I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.
I'm as red as a sheet.
I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did!
I always thought that record would stand until it was broken.
I couldn't tell if the streaker was a man or a woman because it had a bag on its head.
I guess that's the earliest I've ever been late.
On arriving five minutes late to an interview rather than his usual half-hour.
I knew I was going to take the wrong train, so I left early.
I never blame myself when I'm not hitting. I just blame the bat, and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn't my fault that I'm not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?
I think they just got through marinating the greens.
Commenting on his performance after playing a poor golf game.
I usually take a two hour nap from 1 to 4.
I want to thank you for making this day necessary.
On Yogi Berra day in 1947 in St. Louis. By his account, he asked a teammate to write a speech, and he misspoke, saying "necessary" instead of "possible."
I wish I had an answer to that, because I'm tired of answering that question.
I'd find the fellow who lost it, and, if he was poor, I'd return it.
When asked what he would do if he found a million dollars.
If I didn't wake up, I'd still be sleeping.
If people don't want to come out to the ballpark, nobody's going to stop them.
If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be.
If you ask me a question I don't know I'm not going to answer.
If you can't imitate him, don't copy him.
If you don't know where you're going, you'll wind up somewhere else.
In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.
This has also been attributed to computer scientist Jan L. A. van de Snepscheut and scientist Albert Einstein.
It ain't over 'til it's over.
It gets late awfully early around here.
Referring to the bad sun conditions in left field at Yankee stadium.
It's like déjà vu all over again.
It's never happened in World Series competition, and it still hasn't.
It's not too far it just seems like it is.
It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.
It was hard to have a conversation with anyone; there were so many people talking.
Little League baseball is a good thing 'cause it keeps the parents off the streets and it keeps the kids out of the house!
Most of his homeruns were hit on artificial turf.
When asked why Johnny Bench hit more homeruns than he did.
Never answer an anonymous letter.
Ninety percent of this game is mental, and the other half is physical.
A variant of this:"Ninety percent of this game is half mental" is also attributed to Philadelphia Philles manager Danny Ozark
Overwhelming underdogs.
Describing the 1969 New York Mets.
Pair up in threes.
Pitching always beats batting -- and vice-versa.
Slump? I ain't in no slump! I just ain't hitting.
Steve McQueen looks good in this movie. He must have made it before he died.
Surprise me!
When his wife, Carmen, asked where he would like to be buried.
The future ain't what it used to be.
The only reason I need these gloves is cause of my hands.
The other team could make trouble for us if they win.
The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase.
The wind always seems to blow against catchers when they are running.
There are some people who, if they don't already know, you can't tell 'em.
Think? How the hell are you gonna think and hit at the same time?
We have a good time together, even when we're not together.
Talking about his wife, Carmen. He implied he likes to have some time away, but also likes to get back together.
We made too many wrong mistakes.
On why the Yankees lost the 1960 series to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
We're lost but we're making good time.
When you get to a fork in the road, take it.
Berra says this is part of driving directions to his house in Montclair, New Jersey. There is a fork in the road, and whichever way you take, you will get to his house.
Why buy good luggage? You only use it when you travel.
You better make it four. I don't think I could eat eight.
At a dinner in an Italian restaurant, when asked how many slices should be cut in his pizza.
You can observe a lot by watching.
You don't hit with your face.
Yogi's standard response whenever someone told him he wasn't too good looking.
You don't look so hot yourself.
Reply when told he looked cool in his summer suit by the New York Mayor's wife.
Yogi's teacher You don't know anything, do you Berra?
Yogi I don't even suspect anything, sir.
You have to give 100 percent in the first half of the game. If that isn't enough, in the second half, you have to give what's left.
The similarities between me and my father are completely different.
Dale Berra said this when asked if he took after Yogi.
I can't concentrate when I'm thinking.

gblowfish
07-15-2008, 01:31 PM
Stuff Yogi said and didn't say:

http://www.geocities.com/hotofftheinternet/bbyquote.htm

RedNeckRaider
07-15-2008, 01:45 PM
Stuff Yogi said and didn't say:

http://www.geocities.com/hotofftheinternet/bbyquote.htm

"It aint over till its over" is listed as things he said and things he didnt say :spock: On the subject Al-Davis did not say "Just win baby" he always used the saying "Just win" the baby was added by a player whos name escapes me right now.

Demonpenz
07-15-2008, 01:49 PM
Lyle Alzado

RedNeckRaider
07-15-2008, 01:53 PM
Lyle Alzado

I would have to back a look it up and am way too lazy! You could be right but I don't think so.

Demonpenz
07-15-2008, 02:00 PM
I remember an interview with lyle alazado with nfl films and he said Al Came down and told us....Just win baby.

later on teamates said al never said it