Top 1012 Quotes & Sayings by Famous Baseball Players

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Poor people cannot rely on the government to come to help you in times of need. You have to get your education. Then nobody can control your destiny.
If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
You can't win unless you learn how to lose. β€” Β© Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
You can't win unless you learn how to lose.
I will continue to work as hard as I can to make this organization proud. Every time I step on the field I will give everything I have and I will leave everything I have on the field every single Sunday.
There may be people who have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do - and I believe that.
All right everyone, line up alphabetically according to your height.
I'd walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball.
If I knew I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself.
I used to be able to just walk into a gym cold and jump on the squat rack. But those days are gone.
I think the smart teams are chasing those well-rounded players, making that well-rounded lineup, having that well-rounded team.
So for me, my vice and big challenge is coffee intake. I drink black, organic coffee, but I drink way too much.
Be tough. As a big guy, it's what your teammates expect from you, to be strong. Set good screens offensively and box out at the other end. It's a simple technique. I learned it when I was little.
I'm a firm believer that positive thinking creates positive results. β€” Β© Eddy Alvarez
I'm a firm believer that positive thinking creates positive results.
It all begins and ends in your mind. What you give power to, has power over you, if you allow it.
My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.
You just can't beat the person who never gives up.
Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.
A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
There's nothing I value more than the closeness of friends and family, a smile as I pass someone on the street.
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
On TV the people can see it. On radio you've got to create it.
I want to throw a faster fastball. I want a sharper curve. I want to improve all my pitches.
Nobody's perfect. We make mistakes, but the important thing is we learn from them and move forward.
The only way to prove that you're a good sport is to lose.
There is always some kid who may be seeing me for the first time. I owe him my best.
The way I figure is we win as a team and we lose as a team, but I've got to figure out some way where I can have a better April and help the team get off to a better start. I normally heat up when it gets warm, but it would be nice to come out of April and everybody is chasing you.
When I started to play consistently and produce consistently, that's when I knew that I could compete and do well in the big leagues.
When it’s all said and done, I want to be able to say I got the most out of my potential. I don’t want to look back, however many years from now, and say, β€˜I wonder if I would have worked a little harder. I wonder if I would have done this or done that, how things would have turned out.’ I want to, when it’s all said and done, be able to put my head on my pillow and say, β€˜I did everything I could do β€” good or bad.’
I let the other guys handle the talking. I love playing.
I can't change something that I've been all my life. But I can work to express myself and talk more.
The more I grew as a human being, the better I became at my craft.
I never want to look in the mirror and say, 'What if? What if I had run harder? What if I had dived for that groundball?'
You could buy 100 lottery tickets and not win, or you could buy one and get it.
You lose, you smile, and you come back the next day. You win, you smile, you come back the next day.
Joy requires one to be awake, Adjusting the heart's ambience to bright. Some prefer the dark, as is their right, On grounds of agony, and to forsake Not only bliss, but all that's blessed by light.
I'm focused on myself and on what I've got to do...I'm just trying to get back on track and keep this positive mindset.
I've always been a guy who likes big games.
In Cuba and specifically in Havana there's a sort of energy that turns every situation into something unexpected. β€” Β© Fernando Perez
In Cuba and specifically in Havana there's a sort of energy that turns every situation into something unexpected.
You have to believe in yourself every day.
I don't think anyone ever liked to play more than I did.
You've got to set high standards for yourself.
There's gonna be good times and bad times. When the good times come you got to ride it as long as you can. And when the bad times come you got to battle and try to get out of there as soon as you can.
I have never met an author who was sorry he or she wrote a book. They are only sorry they did not write it sooner.
I'm going to go out there and be who I am, and if you don't like it, then watch somebody else.
We won't let history define our future. Our actions will do the talking. Our determination will turn doubters into believers.
I don't have to get a pitch down the middle. If I like the pitch-even if it's 15 inches off the plate, and that's the pitch I wanted-I'm swinging.
Different people, different backgrounds, different ideals... We walk in different doors at the beginning of the day, and we walk out of different doors at the end of the day. But when it is time to go out on that field, we all go through the same door.
I was so small, I wasn't even going to go back out for my junior year. But my mom and dad sat me down and said, 'we didn't raise a quitter - you're going back out.' I made the team and everything happened from there.
The biggest thing I don’t like about New York are the foreigners. You can walk an entire block in Times Square and not hear anybody speaking English. Asians and Koreans and Vietnamese and Indians and Russians and Spanish people and everything up there. How the hell did they get in this country?
I'm not out to prove anything to anybody. β€” Β© Jason Bay
I'm not out to prove anything to anybody.
I don't have pressure on me. I just put pressure on myself to play hard every day.
I never lost confidence in myself, no matter what the years were like or the results.
I've discovered there is another life besides baseball. You have to be balanced to be a happy person.
When you get to the big leagues, you need to take potential and turn it into performance. You want to be the guy who got the most out of his ability, not the guy who never fulfilled his potential.
All the time, I think positive things about baseball. That's always how you do it. I'm a baseball player-that's all I want to do, all the time, be better and better.
Back in the day when I played, a pitcher had 3 pitches: a fastball, a curveball, a slider, a changeup and a good sinker pitch.
I make too much money to play a game I love to ever feel sorry for myself.
You can either take it as a way to motivate yourself or be happy with what you've got.
Sometimes it's more fun to compete with your friends, because you can talk a little trash with them.
If I weren't playing baseball, I would be a radio or sports broadcaster. In college at South Carolina I did some stuff with the radio station and really liked it.
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