A mystique of history and heritage surrounds the New York Yankees. It's like the old days revived. We're loved and hated, but always in larger doses than any other team. We're the only team in any sport whose name and uniform and insignia are synonymous with their entire sport all over the world.... the Yankees mean baseball to more people than all the other teams combined.
Paul Blair, quoted in Washington Post, 22 June 1978
Pitchers, like poets, are born not made.
I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it.