Billy Loes was known as a bit eccentric and has some choice quotes to prove it:
- On why he didn't want to be a 20 game winner, "because then I'd be expected to do it every year.
- "The Mets are a very good thing. They give everybody a job. Just like the W.P.A. (Works Project Association)." Loes was sold to the Mets, but he chose to retire instead.
- On losing a ground ball during the 1952 World Series he said, "I lost it in the sun."
- "Go ahead, write what you want about me and say I said it. You’ve been doing it right along anyway."