Gaylord Perry Quotes

Gaylord Jackson Perry (born September 15, 1938) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. He pitched from 1962 to 1983 for eight different teams. During a 22-year baseball career, Perry compiled 314 wins, 3,534 strikeouts, and a 3.11 earned run average. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991.

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I'd always have it (grease( in at least two places, in case the umpires would ask me to wipe one off. I never wanted to be caught out there with anything though, it wouldn't be professional.

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Greaseball, greaseball, greaseball, that's all I throw him (Rod Carew), and he still hits them. He's the only player in baseball who consistently hits my grease. He sees the ball so well, I guess he can pick out the dry side.

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I reckon I tried everything on the old apple, but salt and pepper and chocolate sauce topping.

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Primarily, every rule change over the past ten years has been against the pitchers - lowering the mound and the designated hitter.

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There is a difference between jaywalking and grand larceny.

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“I'd always have grease in at least two places, in case the umpires would ask me to wipe one off. I never wanted to be caught out there with anything though, it wouldn't be professional.”

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“I saw Ozzie as a rookie in San Diego. I was always hoping they'd hit the ball his way because I knew then that my trouble was over.”

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“Wait until Tommy Lasorda meets the Lord and finds out that He's wearing pinstripes.”

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“The trouble with baseball is that it is not played the year round.”

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“Going back down to the minors is the toughest thing to handle in baseball.”

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They'll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run.

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Do for yourself or do without.

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Wait until Tommy Lasorda meets the Lord and finds out He's wearing pinstripes

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“I've got a kid six years old. He likes sports, but I definitely won't let him pitch. There would be too many things against him.”

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