Andy Van Slyke Quotes

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present an unprecedented collection of baseball related quotations spoken by Andy Van Slyke and about Andy Van Slyke.

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"I have an Alka Seltzer bat. You know, plop plop fizz fizz. When the pitcher sees me walking up there they say, 'Oh what a relief it is.'" - Andy Van Slyke

Andy Van Slyke Quotes

Quotes From & About Andy Van Slyke

"Every season has its peaks and valleys. What you have to try to do is eliminate the Grand Canyon."

"I have an Alka Seltzer bat. You know, plop plop fizz fizz. When the pitcher sees me walking up there they say, 'Oh what a relief it is.'" Source: The Sporting News (July 10, 1989)

"If everyone were like him ( Mitch Williams ) I wouldn't play. I'd find a safer way to make a living." Source: The Sporting News (July 17, 1989)

"It seems like Satan has thrown the DH into our game." Source: The Sporting News (October 3, 1988)

"I've never even hit batting practice before a crowd (1,519 on 4-18-88) that small at Busch." Source: USA Today (September 15, 1989)

"Last year we had so many people coming in and out they didn't bother to sew their names on the backs of the uniforms. They just put them there with Velcro." Source: The Sporting News (April 18, 1988)

"My biggest problem in the big leagues is that I can't figure out how to spend forty-three dollars in meal money."

"They wanted me to play third like Brooks (Robinson) so I did play like Brooks - Mel Brooks." Source: Sports Illustrated (March 13, 1989)

"With the Cardinals everybody would be reading the business section to see what their stocks were doing. You get to this locker room (Pirates) in the morning and everybody is looking at the sports page to see if Hulk Hogan won." Source: The Sporting News (October 10, 1988)

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Did you know that in 1992 Andy Van Slyke led the league in hits with one-hundred and ninety-nine and doubles with forty-five?

In 1988 Andy Van Slyke led the league in triples with fifteen and was named to his first All Star squad. Click his name to review that and much more.

Andy Van Slyke's Major League career might have only spanned thirteen seasons, but he saw postseason action four times.

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