A ball player has to be kept hungry to become a big leaguer. That's why no boy from a rich family has ever made the big leagues.
If I'd just tried for them dinky singles I could've batted around .600.
I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks during batting practice.
The difference between the old ballplayer and the new ballplayer is the jersey. The old ballplayer cared about the name on the front. The new ballplayer cares about the name on the back.
The two most important things in life are good friends and a strong bullpen.
If my uniform doesn't get dirty, I haven't done anything in the baseball game.
I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it.
More than any other American sport, baseball creates the magnetic, addictive illusion that it can almost be understood.
Baseball is the only sport I know that when you're on offense, the other team controls the ball.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.
Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.
If you come to a fork in the road, take it.
People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.
A man has to have goals - for a day, for a lifetime.
Baseball player. Yeah, that was my dream before acting, or alongside acting.
Preschoolers have a way of grabbing your attention. Mine help me not to be a baseball player at home.
I heard that in the United States the level of baseball was the highest in the world. So it was only natural that I would want to go there, as a baseball player.
I've always wanted to be the best in the world as a baseball player, so when I started to think about opening a business, it was with that mindset.
All the courage and competitiveness of Jackie Robinson affects me to this day. If I patterned my life after anyone it was him, not because he was the first black baseball player in the majors but because he was a hero.
I never gave up as a player, and I won't give up as someone who wants to go to the Hall of Fame, because it's the ultimate goal for a baseball player or a football player or a basketball player.
I love to play baseball. I'm a baseball player. I've always been a baseball player. I'm still a baseball player. That's who I am.
What Time Is It? You Mean Now?
People think [baseball players] make $3 million and $4 million a year. They don't realize that most of us only make $500,000.
Tom Cruise only makes one or two film appearances a year. A baseball player can be the hero or the goat one-hundred and sixty-two times a year.
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