Inspirational Quotes from Joe Garagiola

By | February 26, 2017

I know a baseball star who wouldn’t report the theft of his wife’s credit cards because the thief spends less than she does.

Joe Garagiola

I only wear two rings: a wedding ring and my World Series ring.

Joe Garagiola

The catcher is a groundhog. He’s a guy squatting down, digging for the ball in the dirt, and sweating under a pile of uncomfortable protective gear while his knees creak.

Joe Garagiola

The Orioles’ Dick Hall comes off the mound like a drunk kangaroo on roller skates.

Joe Garagiola

It’s pitching, hitting and defense that wins. Any two can win. All three make you unbeatable.

Joe Garagiola

I’m a small dog guy. I don’t want to be pattin’ with the big Rottweiler or Great Dane. I like those little guys that jump on your lap and don’t knock you over when they do.

Joe Garagiola

I always loved the signs on the outfield walls, and I’ll never forget the one in Philadelphia. It said, ‘The Phillies use Lifebuoy soap,’ and underneath was scrawled, ‘And they still stink.’

Joe Garagiola

I know nothing about dogs except that I love them.

Joe Garagiola

Baseball is a game of race, creed, and color. The race is to first base. The creed is the rules of the game. The color? Well, the home team wears white uniforms, and the visiting team wears gray.

Joe Garagiola

As a catcher, you can’t be afraid. You gotta make fast decisions.

Joe Garagiola

One thing you learned as a Cubs fan: when you bought you ticket, you could bank on seeing the bottom of the ninth.

Joe Garagiola

Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.

Joe Garagiola

I went through baseball as ‘a player to be named later.’

Joe Garagiola

Nolan Ryan is pitching much better now that he has his curve ball straightened out.

Joe Garagiola

Catchers just aren’t glamorous.

Joe Garagiola

You have to retire before you can make the Hall of Fame.

Joe Garagiola

I think that baseball is still the most entertaining game because it’s the simplest to watch.

Joe Garagiola

You can call anything a sport if you want.

Joe Garagiola

All the ‘Today show’ viewer wants, I think, is a friendly face.

Joe Garagiola

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