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Jimmy Piersall Quotes: Best Quotes & Most-Famous Sayings

Jimmy Piersall Quotes: Best Quotes & Most-Famous Saying

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Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Jimmy Piersall passed away Sunday morning. He spent nearly a decade entertaining the fans with his athletic ability and engaging personality. On June 10, 1953, he broke the team’s record for most hits in a 9 inning game, with 6 hits in total.

Piersall even got into a several fist fights on the baseball diamond, which eventually led to him being demoted to the minor leagues for a short while. He had a rowdy personality way before rowdy was cool, to quote Roddy Piper. He even wore a Beatles wig one time as he stepped up for bat. And you can bet your ass he played air guitar with that bat.

This man has led a long, storied career in the sport of professional baseball. He lasted in the game for nearly two decades and has left behind many words of wisdom in the process…

Jimmy Piersall Quotes: Best Quotes & Most-Famous Sayings

“I asked my doctor how many more years I have left and he said, ‘You’re too ornery to die.'”

“If you want to talk to me, you’ll have to put out that cigarette.”

“Probably the best thing that happened to me was going nuts. Nobody knew who I was until that happened.”

“I’ve had 117 fights and that’s the first time I’ve ever won.”

“I’m the gooney bird that walked to the bank. I’m doing better than most of those guys who said I was crazy.”

“I didn’t mind if they yelled at me, but when they came on the field, it was a different story.”

“I didn’t get hurt in the contest. I hurt it the next day.”

“I feel great. I had a triple bypass in 1976 and a quadruple bypass in 1984.”

 “You touch me and I’ll kick you in the rear.”

“We should have won the pennant that year. It was the best club I was ever on.”

“Nutrition makes me puke.”

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