Satchel Paige

(Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige)

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Ain't no man can avoid being average, but there ain't no man got to be common Human Nature
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were? Humor ;Human Nature
Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it don't matter.
Airplanes may kill you, but they ain't likely to hurt you. Travel
Avoid fried foods, which angry up the blood.
Avoid running at all times.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you. Sports & Athletics
Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines. Nature
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
I ain't ever had a job, I just always played baseball.
I don't generally like running. I believe in training by rising gently up and down from the bench.
I never rush myself. See, they can't start the game without me.
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.
I was born in August, no July, 1908.
If a man can beat you, walk him. Sports & Athletics
If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts.
It's funny what a few no-hitters do for a body. Humor
I've said it once and I'll say it a a hundred times, I'm forty-four years old.
Just take the ball and throw it where you want to. Throw strikes. Home plate don't move.
Money and women. They're two of the strongest things in the world. The things you do for a woman you wouldn't do for anything else. Same with money. Women ;Money, Coins & Minting
My feet ain't got nothing to do with my nickname, but when folks get it in their heads that a feller's got big feet, soon the feet start looking big.
My pitching philosophy is simple - keep the ball way from the bat.
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly one's own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
The only change is that baseball has turned Paige from a second class citizen to a second class immortal.
When a batter swings and I see his knees move, I can tell just what his weaknesses are then I just put the ball where I know he can't hit it.
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
You gotta keep the ball off the fat part of the bat.

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