Winning is the most important thing in my life, after breathing. Breathing first, winning next.
Winning means everything...You show me a good loser and I'll show a loser.
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.
When you're entrusted with a tradition, you've got to protect it.
I haven't always done a good job, and I haven't always been successful - but I know that I have tried.
Second place is really the first loser.
I will never have a heart attack. I give them.
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'm not a win at all costs guy. Winning isn't everything. It's second to breathing.
Owning the Yankees is like owning the Mona Lisa.
But why shouldn't I speak out? Don't you speak out in this country?
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.
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.
I guess heaven needed a shortstop.
My best and worst boss was the same man - my father. He never - and I mean never - took 'I can't' for an answer. He taught me the value system that, to this day, I have continued to practice.
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 hate to lose. Hate, hate, hate to lose.
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.
Irabu is a fat, pus-y toad.
If you don't have a hernia yet then you're not pulling your own weight!
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.
We plan absentee ownership as far as running the Yankees is concerned.
David Cone is in a class by himself with three or four other players.
I won't be active in the day-to-day operations of the ball club at all.
Ruth was probably the greatest athlete to perform in any sport. Never has there been anybody like him.
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