Carl Hubbell Quotes

Carl Owen Hubbell (June 22, 1903 – November 21, 1988), nicknamed "The Meal Ticket" and "King Carl", was an American baseball player. He was a member of the New York Giants in the National League from 1928 to 1943. He remained on the team's payroll for the rest of his life, long after their move to San Francisco.

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“My style of pitching was to make the other team hit the ball, but on the ground.”

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“If I'm playing cards for pennies, I want to win.”

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“As far as control and stuff is concerned, I never had any more in my life than for that All-Star game in 1934.”

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“The screwball's an unnatural pitch. Nature never intended a man to turn his hand like that throwing rocks at a bear.”

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“They talk about those All-Star Games being exhibition affairs, and maybe they are, but I've seen very few players in my life who didn't want to win, no matter whom they were playing or what for.”

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“I slipped and the ball got away from me with nothing on it. Maybe it's lucky it hit Lou, instead of going over the plate.”

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“So up came Gehrig. He was a sharp hitter. You could double him, too, now and then, if the ball was hit hard and straight at an infielder.”

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“Well, I could imagine how they felt with two on, nobody out and Ruth at bat. To strike him out was the last thought in my mind.”

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I had no chance of controlling a ball game until I first controlled myself.

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“But I never was a strikeout pitcher like Bob Feller or Dizzy Dean or Dazzy Vance.”

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“Striking out Ruth and Gehrig in succession was too big an order.”

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“It was funny, when I thought of it afterward, how Ruth and Gehrig looked as they stood there. The Babe must have been waiting for me to get the ball up a little so he could get his bat under it.”

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