What I try to do is never to hurt anybody else and figure if I don't, then I'm not likely to get hurt myself.

- Stan Musial

I came up in 1941 and I played against men who played in the 1930s. I stayed until 1963 playing against men who will be playing in the 1970s. So I think I can feel qualified to say that baseball really was a great game, and baseball is really a great game, and baseball will always be a great game.

- Stan Musial

It seemed like I always did some great hitting in Brooklyn. The field there was close to the stands. Every time I started walking to the plate, I could hear the fans say, 'Here comes that man again. Here comes that man.'

- Stan Musial

The first principle of contract negotiations is don't remind them of what you did in the past - tell them what you're going to do in the future.

- Stan Musial

I have no hesitation to say that St. Louis is a great place in which to live and work.

- Stan Musial

I'm proud to be a Cardinal.

- Stan Musial

When a pitcher's throwing a spitball, don't worry and don't complain, just hit the dry side like I do.

- Stan Musial

A lot of hitters stay away from the plate, some are close up, some are forward, some are back. The thing about hitting is this: You have to know the strike zone. That's the most important thing. Hit strikes and put the bat on the ball.

- Stan Musial

I think I had the smallest handle around. When I got my bats, I even trimmed them down. I used to scrape them. Some years later when I started getting older, I used to start with a 33 and in the summer it got down to 31 and then probably in September got down to 30.

- Stan Musial

When we played the Dodgers in St. Louis, they had to come through our dugout, and our bat rack was right there where they had to walk. My bats kept disappearing, and I couldn't figure it out. Turns out, Pee Wee Reese was stealing my bats. I found that out later, after we got out of baseball. He and Rube Walker stole my bats.

- Stan Musial