Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.
I swing big, with everything I've got. I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can.
Somebody once asked me if I ever went up to the plate trying to hit a home run. I said, 'Sure, every time.'
It could be, it might be... It is, A home run!
I had only one superstition. I made sure to touch all the bases when I hit a home run.
Nothing great happens when you hold back.
In business, you take a swing and you hope that you hit a home run, but sometimes you strike out. Strikeouts and failures are important. Being down, getting punched in the gut every once in a while by life and coming back up, that's accomplishment.
The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are so obsessed with them.
Get out the rye bread and mustard grandma, cause it's GRAND SALAMI TIME!
How to hit home runs: I swing as hard as I can, and I try to swing right through the ball... The harder you grip the bat, the more you can swing it through the ball, and the farther the ball will go. I swing big, with everything I've got. I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can.
The hardest thing to do in sports, I think, is to hit a home run.
The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three run homers.
I only have one superstition: I make sure to touch all the bases when I hit a home run.
Yesterday's home runs don't win today's games.
Imagine if you had baseball cards that showed all the performance stats for your people: batting averages, home runs, errors, ERAs, win/loss records. You could see what they did well and poorly and call on the right people to play the right positions in a very transparent way.
I'm hoping someday that some kid, black or white, will hit more home runs than myself. Whoever it is, I'd be pulling for him.
I'm always amazed when a pitcher becomes angry at a hitter for hitting a home run off him. When I strike out, I don't get angry at the pitcher, I get angry at myself. I would think that if a pitcher threw up a home run ball, he should be angry at himself.
The fans love the home runs, the home run competition between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.
After I hit a home run I had a habit of running the bases with my head down. I figured the pitcher already felt bad enough without me showing him up rounding the bases.
When I hit a home run I usually didn't care where it went. So long as it was a home run was all that mattered.
No one hit home runs the way Babe (Ruth) did. They were something special. They were like homing pigeons. The ball would leave the bat, pause briefly, suddenly gain its bearings, then take off for the stands.
If I'd just tried for them dinky singles I could've batted around .600.
Ability is the art of getting credit for all the home runs somebody else hits.
Hit a home run - put your head down, drop the bat, run around the bases, because the name on the front is more - a lot more important than the name on the back.
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