Ted Williams Best Quotes

Theodore Samuel “Ted” Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002) was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) left fielder, and later manager. Williams played his entire 19-year major league career for the Boston Red Sox from 1939–1942 and 1946–1960. Nicknamed “The Kid”, “The Splendid Splinter”, “Teddy Ballgame”, “The Thumper” and “The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived”, Williams is regarded as one of the greatest hitters in baseball history. Enjoy Ted Williams’s best quotes below.

Ted Williams
“Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.”
“Baseball gives every American boy a chance to excel, not just to be as good as someone else but to be better than someone else. This is the nature of man and the name of the game.”
“If you don’t think too good, don’t think too much.”
“A man has to have goals – for a day, for a lifetime – and that was mine, to have people say, ‘There goes Ted Williams, the greatest hitter who ever lived.’”
“God gets you to the plate, but once your there your on your own.”
“If I was being paid thirty-thousand dollars a year, the very least I could do was hit .400.”
“Hitting is fifty percent above the shoulders.”
“There has always been a saying in baseball that you can’t make a hitter, but I think you can improve a hitter. More than you can improve a fielder. More mistakes are made hitting than in any other part of the game.”
“There’s only one way to become a hitter. Go up to the plate and get mad. Get mad at yourself and mad at the pitcher.”
“All managers are losers, they are the most expendable pieces of furniture on the face of the Earth.”
“By the time you know what to do, you’re too old to do it.”
“Baseball’s future? Bigger and bigger, better and better! No question about it, it’s the greatest game there is!”
“You have to hit the fastball to play in the big leagues.”
“I hope somebody hits .400 soon. Then people can start pestering that guy with questions about the last guy to hit .400.”
“I’ve found that you don’t need to wear a necktie if you can hit.”
“They invented the All-Star game for Willie Mays.”
“If there was ever a man born to be a hitter it was me.”
“Hitting is the most important part of the game. It is where the big money is, where much of the status is, and the fan interest.”

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