“61*” quotes

Movie 61*
Billy Crystal directed this movie in 2001
Title 61*
Year 2001
Director Billy Crystal
Genre Drama, History, Sport, Biography
All actors – Barry Pepper, Thomas Jane, Anthony Michael Hall, Richard Masur, Bruce McGill, Chris Bauer, Jennifer Crystal Foley, Christopher McDonald, Bob Gunton, Donald Moffat, Joe Grifasi, Peter Jacobson
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  • “You know, when I first came up, Casey and everybody gave me so much pressure, saying I was going to be the next Joe DiMaggio, so they gave me the number 6, right? Ruth was 3, Gehrig was 4, DiMaggio was 5, and me, number 6. I hated that. And the press, they were all over me, calling me a hillbilly. I was, I mean, I came in with a $4 suitcase and...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Thomas Jane - Mickey Mantle
  • “In '53 I tried to volunteer for the Army, but got rejected on account of my knees. The papers called me a draft dodger. Don't matter to them what the truth is, and I still get booed for that shit.”
    Thomas Jane - Mickey Mantle
    [Tag:army, lies, newspapers]
  • “I like women with small hands, they make my dick look big.”
    Thomas Jane - Mickey Mantle
    [Tag:genitalia, hand, women]
  • “- Ford Frick: As I stand here this afternoon, it is impossible not to think of the Babe; not to feel his presence here even now. He was more than a ball player. He was everything that is special about this game. He was everything that is special about America.
    - Mickey Mantle: I bet I got more pussy than he did.”

    Donald Moffat - Ford Frick
    Thomas Jane - Mickey Mantle
  • “Slick, how come every time you get drunk it costs me money?”
    Anthony Michael Hall - Whitey Ford
  • “Most of us, we bang around the game for a while, then we are forgotten. Ruth, Cobb, Gehrig, DiMaggio, those guys were bigger than the game, and I know that is not what you want. But right now, whether you like it or not, you're bigger than the game. And this is your chance to go out there and show them what you're made of, and that you owe to...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Bruce McGill - Ralph Houk
  • So the guy tells me "Hey, Rog, would you sign an X for my kid?". I sign X and the son of a bitch takes off! I was going to give him a real autograph, I was just kidding around! We win the most important game of the season and this is the horseshit they write about?
    Barry Pepper - Roger Maris
    [Tag:press, public, winning]
  • “That blonde back there has got the biggest tits I've ever seen in my life.”
    Thomas Jane - Mickey Mantle
  • “Ninety percent of the game is half mental.”
    Paul Borghese - Yogi Berra
    [Tag:game, mind]
  • “- Ralph Houk: You're reading the fan mail? You're letting the fans run the team?
    - Dan Topping: The fans pay your salary, Ralph.
    - Ralph Houk: Well, you can change the lineup if you want, but not while I'm manager. And I'll tell you something else, the right guy is going to break that stupid record!”

    Bruce McGill - Ralph Houk
    Bob Gunton - Dan Topping
    [Tag:management, team]
  • “My dad died when he was 39. Hodgkins. My grandfather, my uncle, same thing. None of 'em made it past the age of 45 so I'm gonna live my life the way I want! Why don't you get off my back. Call your wife, go cry to her about it.”

    Thomas Jane - Mickey Mantle
  • “- Milt Kahn: Do you think you earned their respect out there today?
    - Roger Maris: Milt, I don't think that's something you earn on a ballfield.”

    Richard Masur - Milt Kahn
    Barry Pepper - Roger Maris
    [Tag:game, respect]
  • “Honey, it was my idea. Ah, you know how it is at the hotel, all the reporters and the fans all the time, this is great. Oh it's just me, Roger, and Cerv. Hey, you look kind of sexy in that. No, there ain't no girlshere, it's Roger! He wearing a stupid little girlie apron, cooking up some bacon.”

    Thomas Jane - Mickey Mantle
    [Tag:friends, hotel, press]
  • “- Roger Maris: Mick, did you ever stop and think, if you took better care of yourself, you wouldn't be getting hurt all the time. Did you see what you did out there today with only one arm, and tonight you're out screwing around! How can you do that? You're Mickey Mantle for Christ's Sake!
    - Mickey Mantle: What's that supposed to mean huh? What...” (continue)
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    Barry Pepper - Roger Maris
    Thomas Jane - Mickey Mantle