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.
But why shouldn't I speak out? Don't you speak out in this country?
Owning the Yankees is like owning the Mona Lisa.
I will never have a heart attack. I give them.
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 guess heaven needed a shortstop.
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.
I haven't always done a good job, and I haven't always been successful - but I know that I have tried.
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.
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.
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.
I'm not a win at all costs guy. Winning isn't everything. It's second to breathing.
If you don't have a hernia yet then you're not pulling your own weight!
He says all the right things, like it's Jeter's team. I want to correct him on that - it's my team.
When you're entrusted with a tradition, you've got to protect it.
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 haven't always made the right decisions.
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?
Irabu is a fat, pus-y toad.
I'm pretty excited, this is a big, big one.
I don't want to be in the Hall of Fame. I don't think owners should be.
I'll stick to building ships.
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