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Letter "C" » Cy Young Quotes
«Too many pitchers, that's all, there are just too many pitchers Ten or twelve on a team. Don't see how any of them get enough work. Four starting pitchers and one relief man ought to be enough. Pitch 'em every three days and you'd find they'd get control and good, strong arms.»
«All us Youngs could throw. I used to kill squirrels with a stone when I was a kid, and my granddad once killed a turkey buzzard on the fly with a rock.»
«Gosh, all a kid has to do these days is spit straight and he gets forty-thousand dollars to sign.»
«A pitcher's got to be good and he's got to be lucky to get a no hit game.»
«One of the fellows called me 'Cyclone' but finally shortened it to 'Cy' and its been that ever since.»
«[The relentless drive to prove himself, to always come out on top -- as if to validate his father's faith in him -- would win pennants and batting titles but also alienate many around him. He would be characterized as high-strung, brooding, combative, humorless.] His trouble is he takes life too seriously, ... Cobb is going at it too hard.»
«The one thing you have to have is patience, ... You just can't rush everything. I use myself as an example. The last couple of years have been great, but it took some time to get up to that point.»
«Things have changed for me over the past couple of weeks, ... There's a big part of my heart that's missing now with my mother gone. I knew I pitched for her. I just didn't realize how much. You just look at things different.»
«My heart will always be with the Boston fans. I hope that everyone who truly loves me will still support me now that I won't be with the Red Sox,»