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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 don't think that anybody should be suspended for life for anything, other than murder. How is it helping someone to say, 'You're done forever, your life's over'?
Let's not talk punishment.
You shouldn't have any betting in the locker room at all, whether it's baseball or it's horses. You can't beat the horses. You can't beat any kind of gambling because they have the odds.
We are the New York Yankees
I won't be active in the day-to-day operations of the ball club at all.
The name Derek Jeter is made for stardom. He's got an infectious smile, and he's so handsome and well-behaved. He's just a fine young man who does everything right. He's like Jack Armstrong and Frank Merriwell, guys I grew up rooting for. Some guys come along who just measure up.
I used to be very hands-on, but lately I've been more hands-off and I plan to become more hands-on and less hands-off and hope that hands-on will become better than hands-off, the way hands-on used to be.
I hate to lose. Hate, hate, hate to lose.
I am dead set against free agency. It can ruin baseball.
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.
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