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Eight Men Out Quotes

Eight Men Out is a television show that was first aired in 1970 . Eight Men Out ended its run in 1970.

It features Sarah Pillsbury as producer, Mason Daring in charge of musical score, and Robert Richardson (cinematographer) as head of cinematography.

Eight Men Out is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Eight Men Out is 119 minutes long. Eight Men Out is distributed by Orion Pictures Corporation.

The cast includes: John Cusack as Buck Weaver, Barbara Garrick as Heckler, D. B. Sweeney as Shoeless Joe, Michael Rooker as Chick Gandil, Kevin Tighe as Sport Sullivan, John Sayles as Ring Lardner, Christopher Lloyd as Bill Burns, Richard Edson as Billy Maharg, John Anderson as Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, Charlie Sheen as Hap Felsch, John Mahoney as Kid Gleason, Jace Alexander as Dickie Kerr, David Strathairn as Eddie Cicotte, Don Patrick Harvey as Swede Risberg, Barbara Garrick as Helen Weaver, David Strathairn as Freddie, Gordon Clapp as Ray Schalk, Clifton James as Charles Comiskey, James Read as Lefty Williams, Michael Mantell as Abe Atell, Michael Lerner as Arnold Rothstein, Bill Irwin as Eddie Collins, Studs Terkel as Hugh Fullerton, and John Anderson as Judge Friend.

Eight Men Out Quotes

Kevin Tighe as Sport Sullivan

  • (Kevin Tighe) "Look at those hands, ladies. You should have been a pug, Chickie."
  • (Michael Rooker) "I did some fighting in my time. Once I was fighting a guy, my eyes were all bloody but I landed a lucky punch. The next thing I know I'm steppin' on something and it's the other guy's teeth. The referee raised my hand and someone shoved fifty bucks in my shorts. "What does he get?" I asked. The referee says, "From the looks of this jaw, a liquid diet for six weeks." Now what we should have done is held each other up for thirteen rounds and split the fifty."
  • (Kevin Tighe) "You know what you feed a dray horse in the morning if you want a day's work out of him?"
  • (Jimmy) "What?"
  • (Kevin Tighe) "Just enough so he knows he's hungry."

John Sayles as Ring Lardner

  • (John Sayles) "Three signed confessions, that's a tough hand to beat."
  • (Studs Terkel) "This is Chicago, my friend. Anything can happen."
  • (John Sayles) "I'm forever blowing ballgames, pretty ballgames in the air. I come from Chi, I hardly try, just go to bat and fade and die. Fortune's coming my way, that's why I hardly care. I'm forever blowing ballgames, and the gamblers treat us fair."
  • (John Sayles) "If Landis wants to clean up the game; he should start with those birds on the steps with him."
  • (John Sayles) "Sports writers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your bar privileges."
  • (John Sayles) "I think they're the best, Hughie. The best ever."
  • (Studs Terkel) "Time will tell, Ring. Time will tell."

Michael Mantell as Abe Atell

  • (Michael Mantell) "They don't take nickle bets down here, fellas."
  • (Michael Mantell) "You, you were a ball player."
  • (Christopher Lloyd) "Bill Burns."
  • (Michael Mantell) "'Sleepy' Bill Burns. Strictly bench material."
  • (Christopher Lloyd) "I won a few games."
  • (Michael Mantell) "You lost a few more."
  • (Michael Mantell) "And you my friend did not get that nose bobbing for apples."
  • (Richard Edson) "I was a fighter; sort of."
  • (Michael Mantell) "Sort of. Let's see -- Philly? Billy Maharg."
  • (Richard Edson) "You seen me fight?"
  • (Michael Mantell) "Yeah, I seen you. You're a bum."
  • (Michael Mantell) "They say that six or seven guys. I find that hard to believe."
  • (Michael Lerner) "Doesn't surprise me."
  • (Michael Mantell) "Yeah, but they're the champs."
  • (Michael Lerner) "You were champ, Abe, you went down for the bucks."
  • (Michael Mantell) "This is different."
  • (Michael Lerner) "Look, champ. I know guys like that. I grew up with them. I was the fat kid they wouldn't let play. "Sit down, fat boy'. That's what they'd say "Sit down, maybe you'll learn something." Well, I learned something alright. Pretty soon, I owned the game, and those guys I grew up with come to me with their hats in their hands. Tell me, champ, all those years of puggin', how much money did you make?"
  • (Michael Mantell) "The honest fights or the ones I tanked?"
  • (Michael Lerner) "Altogether, I must've made ten times that amount betting on you and I never took a punch."
  • (Michael Mantell) "Yeah, but I was champ. Featherweight champeen of the world."
  • (Michael Lerner) "Yesterday. That was yesterday."
  • (Michael Mantell) "No A.R. you're wrong. I was champ, and can't nothin take that away."
  • (Michael Mantell) "It's all out on bets."
  • (Michael Rooker) "That's not good enough."
  • (Michael Mantell) "Hey. Don't worry, you'll get the money soon enough."
  • (Michael Rooker) "When?"
  • (Don Patrick Harvey) "And how much?"
  • (Michael Mantell) "100 grand, like I said. 20 after each game."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "Wait a minute, that's 5 games. I thought we were just dumping a few."
  • (Michael Mantell) "No, you lose the first 3."
  • (David Strathairn) "Kerr's pitching the third, he's not with us."
  • (Don Patrick Harvey) "So what? We don't hit for him, he'll fold. He's a busher."
  • (Michael Mantell) "After that, we got to play it by the ear. We gotta make this look good, fellas."
  • (David Strathairn) "Hey, Chick. Where's the money you promised me?"
  • (Michael Rooker) "Look under your pillow."
  • (David Strathairn) "What?"
  • (Michael Rooker) "Compliments of Sports Sullivan."

John Mahoney as Kid Gleason

  • (John Mahoney) "How's it feel, Dickie?"
  • (Jace Alexander) "My arm's great. It's my knees."
  • (John Mahoney) "Put it away, Eddie. I'm going with Wilkinson today."
  • (David Strathairn) "Why?"
  • (John Mahoney) "You haven't had your stuff lately, have you?"
  • (David Strathairn) "But I feel right today, Kid."
  • (John Mahoney) "I can't take any chances, I'm sorry."
  • (David Strathairn) "Like I can't lose, that's how right I feel."
  • (John Mahoney) "Sure you do, Eddie."
  • (David Strathairn) "Kid. I can't miss."

David Strathairn as Eddie Cicotte

  • (David Strathairn) "I always figured it was talent made a man big, you know, if I was the best at something. I mean, we're the guys they come to see. Without us, there ain't a ballgame. Yeah, but look at who's holding the money and look at who's facing a jail cell. Talent don't mean nothing. And where's Comiskey and Sullivan, Attell, Rothstein? Out in the back room cutting up profits, that's where. That's the damn conspiracy."
  • (David Strathairn) "You said if I won 30 games this year there'd be a $10,000 bonus."
  • (Clifton James) "So?"
  • (David Strathairn) "I think you owe it to me."
  • (Clifton James) "Harry, how many games did Mr. Cicotte win for us this year?"
  • (Unnamed) "29, sir."
  • (David Strathairn) "You had Kid bench me for two whole weeks in August. I missed five starts."
  • (Clifton James) "We had to rest your arm for the series."
  • (David Strathairn) "I would have won at least two of those games. You knew that."
  • (Clifton James) "I have to keep the best interests of the club in mind, Eddie."
  • (David Strathairn) "I think you owe me that bonus."
  • (Clifton James) "29 is not 30, Eddie. You will get only the money you deserve."
  • (David Strathairn) "Hey, Ray, Swede and me have a bet. I told him that everyone smiles and is in a good mood sometimes; even you."
  • (Gordon Clapp) "Go piss up a rope."

James Read as Lefty Williams

  • (Hired Killer) "You're gonna lose tomorrow."
  • (James Read) "Oh, is that so?"
  • (Hired Killer) "I know it for a fact. That your wife?"
  • (James Read) "Yeah, what's it to you?"
  • (Hired Killer) "You don't lose tomorrow, she dies."
  • (James Read) "Who sent you?"
  • (Hired Killer) "You made a promise to certain people."
  • (James Read) "You son of a bitch."
  • (Hired Killer) "You can't protect her. If I don't do it, somebody else will. First inning, Mister Williams."
  • (James Read) "I thought you were supposed to be in charge of this thing. What happened to Sullivan?"
  • (Michael Rooker) "He switched hotels, we can't track him down."
  • (James Read) "And what happened to Attell?"
  • (Michael Rooker) "Shot his wad in the third game when Kerr won. Said he's busted."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "Hell with them then."
  • (Michael Rooker) "Hey, you two made an agreement."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "Hey, we blow one more, it's over. I've dumped 4 games and I've been only paid for one."
  • (Michael Rooker) "Hey, you don't know what these guys are like."
  • (Michael Rooker) "Once you're in, you're in. You can't welch on these guys."
  • (Michael Rooker) "Your funeral. Assholes."

Richard Edson as Billy Maharg

  • (Richard Edson) "Eddie Collins?"
  • (Christopher Lloyd) "Nah. Collins is the only one on the club getting paid what he's worth. Had it in his contract when he got traded."
  • (Richard Edson) "What about Chick Gandil?"
  • (Christopher Lloyd) "He might do business. Chickie's a sport."
  • (Richard Edson) "Buck Weaver?"
  • (Christopher Lloyd) "Bucky's one of the boys, but the thing about Bucky is he don't like to lose."
  • (Christopher Lloyd) "Can't stand to lose. Put him on the "maybe" list."
  • (Richard Edson) "What about Ray Schalk?"
  • (Christopher Lloyd) "Not a prayer."
  • (Richard Edson) "He's gonna knock his brains out doin' that."
  • (Christopher Lloyd) "What brains? Shoeless Joe is ignorant; Hap Felsch is just dumb."

Michael Rooker as Chick Gandil

  • (Michael Rooker) "You go back to Boston and turn seventy grand at the drop of a hat? I find that hard to believe."
  • (Kevin Tighe) "You say you can find seven men on the best club that ever took the field willin' to throw the World Series? I find that hard to believe."
  • (Michael Rooker) "You never played for Charlie Comiskey."

John Cusack as Buck Weaver

  • (John Cusack) "You get out there, and the stands are full and everybody's cheerin'. It's like everybody in the world come to see you. And inside of that there's the players, they're yakkin' it up. The pitcher throws and you look for that pill -- suddenly there's nothing else in the ballpark but you and it. Sometimes, when you feel right, there's a groove there, and the bat just eases into it and meets that ball. When the bat meets that ball and you feel that ball just give, you know it's going to go a long way. Damn, if you don't feel like you're going to live forever."
  • (Austrian) "Their names may not sound familiar, but I'd say that these men are the Ty Cobb, the Tris Speaker, and the Zack Wheat of the legal world."
  • (John Cusack) "Who's the Babe Ruth?"
  • (Austrian) "That's me."
  • (John Cusack) "How do I look?"
  • (Barbara Garrick) "You look just fine."
  • (John Cusack) "I look like a future jailbird."
  • (Unnamed) "You ever see him play?"
  • (Unnamed) "Yeah, I saw pictures."
  • (Unnamed) "Pictures"
  • (John Cusack) "I saw him play."
  • (Unnamed) "Yeah? What do you think?"
  • (John Cusack) "He was the best. Run, hit, throw -- he was the best."
  • (Unnamed) "So what do you think? Is it him?"
  • (John Cusack) "Nah. Those fellas are all gone now."

John Anderson as Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis

  • (John Anderson) "Regardless of the verdict of juries -- no player who throws a ball game -- no player who undertakes, or promises to throw a game -- no player who sits in conference with a bunch of crooked players and gamblers where the ways and means of throwing a ball game are discussed, and does not promptly tell his club about it -- will ever play professional baseball again."
  • (John Anderson) "Well we're in search of someone uh --"
  • (Clifton James) "We feel that we need a commissioner who will clean up baseball and give a new face to the sport. We're prepared to grant you certain powers --"
  • (John Anderson) "Absolute powers"
  • (Clifton James) "Absolute powers?"
  • (John Anderson) "Won't work any other way. People won't believe it. Absolute powers"
  • (Clifton James) "Well we're prepared to give you a 5 year contract --"
  • (John Anderson) "Lifetime contract"
  • (John Anderson) "Lifetime?"
  • (John Anderson) "A man worried about his job is bound to play favorites. Now you gentlemen don't want that do you?"
  • (Clifton James) "Well a lifetime contract sounds a little --"
  • (John Anderson) "I'm due back in the courtroom in 5 minutes gentlemen, let's talk salary."

Bill Irwin as Eddie Collins

  • (Bill Irwin) "Everybody's got their own way of letting off steam, Ring. It's what you do on the field that counts."

Barbara Garrick as Helen Weaver

  • (Barbara Garrick) "Hey, Jackson. Can you spell "cat"?"
  • (D. B. Sweeney) "Hey, Mister. Can you spell "shit"?"

Charlie Sheen as Hap Felsch

  • (Charlie Sheen) "I may be dumb, fellas, but I ain't stupid."

D. B. Sweeney as Shoeless Joe

  • (D. B. Sweeney) "Big whop now. Big whop, Betsy; you tell me when."
  • (David Strathairn) "Does it ever answer you, Joe?"
  • (James Read) "Probably sleeps with it, too."
  • (James Read) "Lay off, you guys."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "You crackers stick together, huh?"
  • (Don Patrick Harvey) "Ask it for a triple, Joe. You hear me?"
  • (David Strathairn) "60 years since the Civil War, Lefty. Ease up."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "Besides, you guys lost. It was in all the papers."
  • (David Strathairn) "That wouldn't help Jackson none."
  • (James Read) "Just leave him be."

Christopher Lloyd as Bill Burns

  • (Christopher Lloyd) "Eddie's gettin' too old for this. I know what it's like. You walk out there with your arm hangin."
  • (Richard Edson) "You couldn't pitch when you was young, Burnsie."
  • (Christopher Lloyd) "Eddie's the key. If we don't get him, we can forget about it."

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