Winning is the most important thing in my life, after breathing. Breathing first, winning next.
But why shouldn't I speak out? Don't you speak out in this country?
Surround yourself with amazingly intelligent men and women. The people I work with not only are smarter than I am, possessing both intellectual and emotional intelligence, but also share my determination to succeed. I will not make an important decision without them.
I haven't always done a good job, and I haven't always been successful - but I know that I have tried.
Owning the Yankees is like owning the Mona Lisa.
He's the leader on this team, I know when Baltimore let us have him, they thought they were giving us a problem. I'll take problems like that anytime.
Second place is really the first loser.
I will never have a heart attack. I give them.
Don't talk to me about aesthetics or tradition. Talk to me about what sells and what's good right now. And what the American people like is to think the underdog still has a chance.
From 1973 to 1982 I ate the exact same lunch everyday . Turkey chili in a bowl made out of bread . Bread bowl George. First you eat the chili then you eat the bowl . There's nothing more satisfying than looking down after lunch and seeing nothing but a table.
Why would you want to stay manager and be second-guessed by me when you can come up into the front-office and be one of the second-guessers?
It was the class and dignity which he led his life that made him part of all of us. I will forever treasure the close friendship we shared over the years.
I guess heaven needed a shortstop.
Irabu is a fat, pus-y toad.
I haven't always made the right decisions.
I'm pretty excited, this is a big, big one.
I hate to lose. Hate, hate, hate to lose.
If you haven't got a hernia yet, you ain't pulling your share.
When you're entrusted with a tradition, you've got to protect it.
As I have said many times - my father was a great fan of Bill Dickey's and he certainly loved the Yankees. I hope that he would be pleased.
We plan absentee ownership as far as running the Yankees is concerned.
Once in a while, I played second base; once in a while, outfield. But those were just pickup games and softball leagues. So when I bought the Yankees, I tried to stay one pace ahead of the players.
Winning was everything. I don’t care what they tell you.
I don't want to be in the Hall of Fame. I don't think owners should be.
I was often misquoted. I was supportive of my managers, even though they all may not think so.
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