Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.
A tie is like kissing your sister.
Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Hell, no! A tie is like kissing your sister!
Growing up, I looked up to major league baseball players, and now these young women have amazing, incredible women all across the board, from swimming to gymnastics to softball to basketball.
If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing you grandmother with her teeth out.
When we played softball, I'd steal second base, feel guilty and go back.
I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability.
I still think there are some pitches in this pitching arm, so I will continue playing with USA Softball, but knowing that this could be the last time a softball player stands on the Olympic podium and has the opportunity of experiencing this - it was emotional.
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success.
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am.
Attitude determines how well you do it.
The minute you start talking about what you're going to do if you lose, you have lost.
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there are men on base.
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.
Champions keep playing until they get it right.
If I could make millions of dollars being a softball player, I would quit acting in a second.
I have learned not to overlook the advantages of being me. From when I was a softball player, and I held the stolen bases record. I would slide into second with my prostheses, and the girl on the base could either step aside or meet two wooden sticks.
Baseball outfits went through their gaudy period during the disco '70's, when the White Sox looked like softball players and the Athletics looked like 'Saturday Night Fever' personified.
I was still in the college and they told me I should try it. At the time, I still thought I was going to be an Olympic softball player. But later, when I retired from softball in 2007, I decided to give bobsled a try. I emailed the coach and got invited to Lake Placid for a tryout and I never left.
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