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.
Baseball’s future? Bigger and bigger, better and better! No question about it, it’s the greatest game there is!
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.
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.
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.’
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.