Everybody loves a good quote by or about their favorite Braves’ players. managers or owners. The 150 Years of the Braves entertains the reader with some of the most notable quotes about the Braves. Here is a sampling of a few of them in the book.
“Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past the rooster...Ted Simmons
“My mother used to pitch to me and my father would shag balls. If I hit one up the middle close to my mother, I’d have some extra chores to do. My mother was instrumental in making me a pull hitter.”...Eddie Mathews...Hall of Fame speech
“Trying to hit him (Niekro) is like trying to eat Jell-O with chopsticks.”...Bobby Murcer
“Baseball was, is, and always will be the best game in the world.”...Babe Ruth...Boston Braves
“Chicks dig the long ball.”...Greg Maddux
“Spahn and Sain and pray for rain.”...Gerald V. Hern - The Boston Post
“When you heard Ernie Johnson do a game, it was like summertime would never end.”...A Braves fan in tribute to the Milwaukee/Braves announcer.
I had the Giants' contract in my hand. But the Braves offered fifty dollars a month more. That's the only thing that kept Willie Mays and me from being teammates – fifty dollars...Hank Aaron
"There should be 3 pitching statistics for Burdette: Wins, Losses, and Relative Humidity."... Red Smith -The New York Times
“Watching someone else in the World Series is like watching someone else eat a hot fudge sundae,”...Joe Torre