Baseball fans are junkies, and their heroin is the statistic.
Robert S. Wieder
The charm of baseball is that, dull as it may be on the field, it is endlessly fascinating as a rehash.
During my 18 years I came to bat almost 10,000 times. I struck out about 1,700 times and walked maybe 1,800 times. You figure a ballplayer will average about 500 at bats a season. That means I played seven years without ever hitting the ball.