The best Quotes by Rogers Hornsby

The best Quotes by Rogers Hornsby

Rogers Hornsby Sr. (April 27, 1896 – January 5, 1963), nicknamed "The Rajah", was an American baseball infielder, manager, and coach who played 23 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB). He played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1915–1926, 1933), New York Giants (1927), Boston Braves (1928), Chicago Cubs (1929–1932), and St. Louis Browns (1933–1937).

I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase 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.

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If you miss the playoffs in four out of the last five seasons, you're not going in the right direction.
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The G-MEN play best with their backs against the wall.
In Reese We Trust.
There's a lot of people who know how to do my job, but I can do a lot of things better and I will do things better, just like our coaches can do things better, and I believe they will do things better. Our players can do things better, and I believe they will do things better.
Jerry Reese (as General Manager at New York Giants) - October 2013
The G-Men won a couple of nail biters, including a victory over the Packers in London that was as shocking to me as it must have been to Aaron Rodgers. I had almost forgotten how good it feels to win.
George R. R. Martin - October 2022
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Wellington Mara always said: "Once a Giant, always a Giant." For me, it's only a Giant.
Eli Manning - January 2020
If Plaxico hadn't shot himself in the leg...
In New York, they like winners. They don't like second place.
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In this house we say "please", "thank you", and "Go Giants!"
Baseball is more than a sport, it's what drives me.
Corey Seager - May 2021
In baseball, I was a pitcher, which I hated because there was no action there.
Baseball is 90% mental and the other half is physical.
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.
I think that to fully appreciate baseball, it helps to have been born in the U.S.
About the only problem with success is that it does not teach you how to deal with failure.
Everything I have, I owe to baseball and the Dodgers.
I didn't play the game right because I saw a reward at the end of the tunnel.
My style is I work hard at it. I feel like I'm prepared every day.
You win a championship, and you feel 7 feet tall.
That's what I love about baseball, that it gives the opportunity for every single guy to develop and play the game. There's not a rule that you have to be 6 foot or you have to be real strong to play baseball or to become a good player.
I never stop looking for things to try and make myself better.
But to be the best, you must face the best. And to overcome your fear, you must deal with the best.
I'm a winner, I play to win, I want to make good things go on around me.
I just want to play baseball.
I love it when people doubt me. It makes me work harder to prove them wrong.
I'm not perfect; no one is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. I think you try to learn from those mistakes.
Pitching is 80% of the game and the other half is hitting and fielding.
I don't get upset over things I can control, because if I can control them there's no sense in getting upset. And I don't get upset over things I can't control, because if I can't control them there's no sense in getting upset.
Life is precious and time is a key element. Let's make every moment count and help those who have a greater need than our own.
I do everything in a straightforward manner.
Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching.
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I think one of the most difficult things for anyone who's played baseball is to accept the fact that maybe the players today are playing just as well as ever.
You know what they say about Chicago. If you don't like the weather, wait fifteen minutes.
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A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
The most luxurious possession, the richest treasure anybody has, is his personal dignity.
Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.
You just can't beat the person who never gives up.
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The biggest thing as I have gotten older is the calmness that's come over me.
Beast Mode doesn't make excuses. It doesn't complain. Whatever you're doing, go out there and get it done. Keep pushing. If I have a bad game, I think about what I have to do to return to form. Figure it out, go to sleep, and wake up a new man.
I love L.A., but you can get into a lot of trouble out here.
I've taken my boys to the house I grew up in. Taken them to the site of Ebbets Field, where the Dodgers used to play. They go to all the Dodger games, and they play Little League ball.
You know, not only am I campaigning, but I'm running the world.
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