Top 75 Pitchers Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Pitchers Quotes from famous people such as Greg Maddux, Ed Walsh, Bill Lee, Ron Blomberg, Anthony Ramos, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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The reason I think I’m a good pitcher is I locate my fastball and I change speeds. Period. That’s what you do to pitch. That’s what pitchers have to do to win games.
Greg Maddux
Ball parks are smaller and baseballs are livelier. They’ve practically got pitchers wearing straitjackets. Bah! They still allow the knuckleball, and that is three times as hard to control.
Ed Walsh
Most of the managers are lifetime .220 hitters. For years pitchers have been getting these managers out 75% of the time and that’s why they don’t like us.
Bill Lee
The reason I think I’m a good pitcher is I locate my fastball and I change speeds. Period. That’s what you do to pitch. That’s what pitchers have to do to win games.
Greg Maddux
Watching National League pitchers trying to hit or even bunt is depressing.
Ron Blomberg
In high school, baseball was life. My senior year, I had the highest batting average on the team. I was one of the starting pitchers. I wanted to play Division III ball and eventually coach.
Anthony Ramos
You throw batting practice, you warm up pitchers, you sit and cheer. You do whatever you have to do to stay on the team.
Bob Uecker
You could ask any position player and they’ll tell you: pitchers aren’t athletes.
Curt Schilling
Twenty games is the magic figure for pitchers – .300 is the magic figures for batters. It pays off in salary and reputation. And those are the two things that keep a ballplayer in business.
Warren Spahn
Clubs are taking away the steal of home. Not only are more pitchers throwing out of the stretch position, but more third basemen are playing closer to the bag. But another reason why nobody does it much anymore is that some guys, no matter how fast they are, just aren’t comfortable trying to steal home.
Tony La Russa
Pitchers make adjustments, and it’s up to the hitters to readjust and sort of tweak what they do.
Joe Torre
If multiple starting pitchers underperform at the same time, it’s always going to leave you in a stretch where it’s hard to play better than .500 baseball.
Theo Epstein
If you are used to going five innings and then go six or seven, you won’t have your good stuff. They need to start that from the minor leagues and give pitchers strong arms.
Juan Marichal
All pitchers are born pitchers.
Joe DiMaggio
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.
Cy Young
Baseball will never address that problem unless it has to, though, because I would guess 70 percent of the pitchers in the league use some sort of technically illegal substance on the ball. It’s just that some organizations really know how to weaponize that and some don’t.
Trevor Bauer
I vividly recall the physical sensation and emotion of playing defense behind my teammates – pitchers dominating opposing lineups, throwing up zero after zero as the innings progressed.
Gabe Kapler
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.
Lou Gehrig
Pitchers did me a favor when they knocked me down. It made me more determined. I wouldn’t let that pitcher get me out. They say you can’t hit if you’re on your back, but I didn’t hit on my back. I got up.
Frank Robinson
You had to pitch in and out. The zone didn’t belong to the hitters; it belonged to the pitchers. Today, if you pitch too far inside, the umpire would stop you right there. I don’t think it’s fair.
Juan Marichal
This is the big leagues; pitchers throw a lot of strikes. I feel like they attack me. That’s why I go up there and swing.
Jose Altuve
Pitchers are going to break. You can limit their pitches and limit their innings, and they’re still going to blow out. Pitching is hard on the arm.
Bruce Sutter
There aren’t many hitters who like facing knuckleball pitchers. They may not be intimidated by them, but they sure are thinking about them before they go into the box.
Phil Niekro
Letting the ball travel is an important mental cue. It’s simply about making an attempt to see the ball and to slow it down. It’s a relaxation technique used to avoid being jumpy and attempting to hit the ball directly out of the pitchers hands.
Gabe Kapler
I haven’t seen a player in this game, as long as I’ve been in it, that can’t be pitched to… Barry is an outstanding ballplayer. I respect him an awful lot. I also have confidence in my pitchers that they can pitch to Barry Bonds and get him out.
Frank Robinson
Short pitchers often have compact, repeatable mechanics that can lead to good control and command.
Gabe Kapler
I don’t think facing one of your own active pitchers would be a good idea, unless I got super lucky and hit a ball through the middle or something. That would not be good. I’d pull every muscle in my body.
Theo Epstein
I can maybe depend on my fastball a little more than some other pitchers.
Aroldis Chapman
There’s only one cure for what’s wrong with all of us pitchers, and that’s to take a year off. Then, after you’ve gone a year without throwing, quit altogether.
Jim Palmer
When you look at starting pitchers, once they make it through year four, then – knock on wood – you see a lot of injury risk go down.
Max Scherzer
Young and wiry pitchers allow for the opportunity to add muscle, which often leads to improved velocity.
Gabe Kapler
The Yankees have better starting pitchers than Arizona.

The Yankees have better starting pitchers than Arizona. Arizona just has two… the Yanks have four.
Keith Hernandez
This day and age, you look at baseball as a whole, and not just the pitchers’ side of it. You have the weight programs, you have the technology, and as a pitcher, you need to keep up.
Matt Harvey
Preparation is very important. The pitcher is going to do his job and prepare for you, so you as a hitter must do the same. I always watch videotape of pitchers before the game and even sometimes during.
Albert Pujols
The Yankees have better starting pitchers than Arizona. Arizona just has two… the Yanks have four.
Keith Hernandez
The Negro League had some of the best players in history. Satchel Paige was probably one of the best pitchers in the history of baseball, and many believe catcher Josh Gibson was a better hitter than Babe Ruth.
Mark Kurlansky
I love to be in the ballpark. I love to just go in and enjoy a great baseball game, a great pitchers’ duel.
Magic Johnson
You had to pitch in and out. The zone didn’t belong to the hitters; it belonged to the pitchers. Today, if you pitch too far inside, the umpire would stop you right there. I don’t think it’s fair.
Juan Marichal
We just kind of relied on written scouting reports through the eighties and even the early nineties. I’ve really been amazed by some of the data that’s out there, especially with regards to tendencies of hitters, and certainly tendencies of pitchers as well. I would have loved to have gotten that data when I played.
David Cone
Pitchers did me a favor when they knocked me down. It made me more determined. I wouldn’t let that pitcher get me out. They say you can’t hit if you’re on your back, but I didn’t hit on my back. I got up.
Frank Robinson
I enjoyed hitting in the Major Leagues more than in the Minor Leagues. I didn’t want to tell anybody it was easier, because I didn’t want to sound cocky. But Major League pitchers had better control, and most of them were around the plate.
Willie McCovey
I enjoyed hitting in the Major Leagues more than in the Minor Leagues. I didn’t want to tell anybody it was easier, because I didn’t want to sound cocky. But Major League pitchers had better control, and most of them were around the plate.
Willie McCovey
I think what people are really crying out for is simple information they can trust when they’re bombarded by attack ads, fundraising pitchers and all sort of comment and opinion all over the place increasingly.
Steve Hilton
Pitchers are smart. They know they are much better off if they mix things up and keep you off-balance.
Harmon Killebrew
Pitchers made an adjustment to me. It’s up to me to come up with an answer.
Aaron Judge
This is the big leagues; pitchers throw a lot of strikes. I feel like they attack me. That’s why I go up there and swing.
Jose Altuve
All the in-depth scouting reports we have on the opposing pitchers – just kind of learning how to study that, it’s huge.
Cody Bellinger
All pitchers are liars or crybabies.
Yogi Berra
I hate when pitchers get me out multiple times. It’s probably an ego thing, but I don’t like that.
Cody Bellinger
And when I went to Houston, they had a conditioning coach by the name of Gene Coleman. And that was the first time I had gone to an organization that had a program with a weight room and designed specifically for pitchers.
Nolan Ryan
There aren’t many hitters who like facing knuckleball pitchers. They may not be intimidated by them, but they sure are thinking about them before they go into the box.
Phil Niekro
Left-handed pitchers get paid a lot of money to get left-handed guys out or else they wouldn’t be in there. They feel confident going up against lefties. If you look at most lefties’ numbers, typically they happen to be better against lefties than against righties. That’s all it is.
Curtis Granderson
I study pitchers. I visualize pitches. That gives me a better chance every time I step into the box. That doesn’t mean I’m going to get a hit every game, but that’s one of the reasons I’ve come a long way as a hitter.
Mark McGwire
There’s only one cure for what’s wrong with all of us pitchers, and that’s to take a year off. Then, after you’ve gone a year without throwing, quit altogether.
Jim Palmer
I would think every organization has pitchers who have good talent but just don’t have what it takes to make it with what they’ve got.
Phil Niekro
Good pitchers, after a tough outing, bounce back. Real good pitchers don’t let too many poor games get in there.
Don Cooper
You could ask any position player and they’ll tell you: pitchers aren’t athletes.
Curt Schilling
I hate when pitchers get me out multiple times. It’s probably an ego thing, but I don’t like that.
Cody Bellinger
I shop at thrift stores a lot. I have a lot of silver pitchers and I put my flowers in those. I collect antiques, so there are a lot of old rocking chairs… My friends call my home the vortex because nobody wants to leave.
Monica Potter
I figured that pitchers had a better chance of getting drafted than fielders, so I decided I should be a pitcher. But I never expected to be picked in the first round. I wasn’t even sure I’d get picked at all.
Dwight Gooden
Learn the league, learn the pitchers, learn how they’re going to go after you.
Christian Yelich
All pitchers are born pitchers.
Joe DiMaggio
I try to do my best every game to help the pitchers and

I try to do my best every game to help the pitchers and help my team win. That’s it.
Asdrubal Cabrera
Most pitchers are too smart to manage.
Jim Palmer
I haven’t seen a player in this game, as long as I’ve been in it, that can’t be pitched to… Barry is an outstanding ballplayer. I respect him an awful lot. I also have confidence in my pitchers that they can pitch to Barry Bonds and get him out.
Frank Robinson
I don’t look at myself as one of the best pitchers in the world.
Masahiro Tanaka
I think there’s a growing number of pitchers who want to have a plan going into a game about how they’re going to go after that lineup. I’d say 75 percent want to have an idea, and they plan their attack. I know that 75 percent of hitters do not have that same type of plan against a pitcher.
Tony La Russa
It would be a lot different for me because there is a lot of information that you need to know about as a player. How pitchers are pitching you, how defenses are playing, certain situations about certain pitchers.
Ernie Banks
I think the biggest adjustment I’ve made before coming here was going from High A to Double A. I was going in facing pitchers who had more experience and knew how to throw all their stuff for strikes and in hitter’s counts, things like that.
Andrew Benintendi
Clubs are taking away the steal of home. Not only are more pitchers throwing out of the stretch position, but more third basemen are playing closer to the bag. But another reason why nobody does it much anymore is that some guys, no matter how fast they are, just aren’t comfortable trying to steal home.
Tony La Russa
Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things.
Robert Frost
Give me 10 high school pitchers, let me spend a week with them, and I’ll show you 10 pitchers who won’t balk. It’s not that difficult, and they better learn it.
Doug Harvey
And when I went to Houston, they had a conditioning coach by the name of Gene Coleman. And that was the first time I had gone to an organization that had a program with a weight room and designed specifically for pitchers.
Nolan Ryan
Pitchers make adjustments, and it’s up to the hitters to readjust and sort of tweak what they do.
Joe Torre
I would think every organization has pitchers who have good talent but just don’t have what it takes to make it with what they’ve got.
Phil Niekro