Winning is the most important thing in my life, after breathing. Breathing first, winning next.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I guess heaven needed a shortstop.
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?
I haven't always made the right decisions.
Irabu is a fat, pus-y toad.
I'm pretty excited, this is a big, big one.
I am tough. Sometimes I'm unreasonable. I have to catch myself every once in a while.
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.
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.
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.
Winning was everything. I don’t care what they tell you.
I hate to lose. Hate, hate, hate to lose.
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.
Is it in the best interest of baseball to sell beer in the ninth inning? Probably not. The rule has got to be more clearly defined. And then some process should be set up where the judge is not also the appeals judge.
People keep coming up to me and asking, 'How does it feel to be banned for life?' Banned for life. I wasn't banned for life. There was never a word of suspension, probation or ban in that agreement. It was never meant to be part of it.
When you're entrusted with a tradition, you've got to protect it.
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