SportByte™ Archives — June 2016

Posted 06.25.16 — "The Yankees, you see, they're a money team, they're the class of baseball. You don't ever bet against that." — Jim Thorpe, world-class, all-around athlete, on the New York Yankees franchise [Jim Thorpe quotes from]

Posted 06.24.16 — "The morning we left South Bend, every student and professor was out of bed long before breakfast and marched downtown accompanying the team to the railroad station. It was the first time I'd seen anything like this mass hysteria generated on the Notre Dame campus over a football game." — Knute Rockne, football coach [Knute Rockne quotes from]

Posted 06.23.16 — "Kindness in ourselves is the honey that blunts the sting of unkindness in another." — Grantland Rice, sportswriter [Grantland Rice quotes from]

Posted 06.22.16 — "Dying is no big deal. Living is the trick." — Red Smith, sportswriter [Red Smith quotes from]

Posted 06.21.16 — "Roger Maris was as good a man and as good a ballplayer as there ever was." — Mickey Mantle, baseball player, on his New York Yankees teammate, Roger Maris [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 06.20.16 — "(Bob) Feller isn't quite as fast as I was." — Walter 'The Big Train' Johnson, baseball pitcher [Walter 'The Big Train' Johnson quotes from]

Posted 06.19.16 — "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." — Hank Aaron, baseball player [Hank Aaron quotes from]

Posted 06.18.16 — "In the end it all comes down to talent. You can talk all you want about intangibles, I just don't know what that means. Talent makes winners, not intangibles. Can nice guys win? Sure, nice guys can win – if they're nice guys with a lot of talent. Nice guys with a little talent finish fourth and nice guys with no talent finish last." — Sandy Koufax, baseball pitcher [Sandy Koufax quotes from]

Posted 06.17.16 — "The big trouble is not really who isn't in the Hall of Fame, but who is. It was established for a select few." — Rogers Hornsby, baseball player [Rogers Hornsby quotes from]

Posted 06.16.16 — "Don't quote me on this, but if they ever manage to ban beer advertising in baseball you can kiss the national pastime goodbye." — Roger Maris, baseball player [Roger Maris quotes from]

Posted 06.15.16 — "What are you going to do? Admit to yourself that the pitchers have you on the point of surrender? You can't do that. You must make yourself think that the pitchers are just as good as they always have been or just as bad." — Lou Gehrig, baseball player [Lou Gehrig quotes from]

Posted 06.14.16 — "It is the small things in life which count; it is the inconsequential leak which empties the biggest reservoir." —  Charles Comiskey, baseball team owner [Charles Comiskey quotes from]

Posted 06.13.16 — "Motivation is something nobody else can give you. Others can help motivate you, but basically it must come from you and it must be a constant desire to do your very best at all times and under any circumstances." — Joe DiMaggio, baseball player [Joe DiMaggio quotes from]

Posted 06.12.16 — "You're only as smart as your ERA." — Jim Bouton, baseball pitcher [Jim Bouton quotes from]

Posted 06.11.16 — "There ain't much to being a ballplayer, if you're a ballplayer." — Honus Wagner, baseball player [Honus Wagner quotes from]

Posted 06.10.16 — "Going back down to the minors is the toughest thing to handle in baseball." — Gaylord Perry, baseball pitcher [Gaylord Perry quotes from]

Posted 06.09.16 — "Salary arbitration is probably in place – was put in place then and probably is in place now – because I supported it." — Bowie Kuhn, Commissioner of Major League Baseball [Bowie Kuhn quotes from]

Posted 06.08.16 — "I was only a gun captain on the battleship Alabama for 34 months. People have called me a hero for that, but I'll tell you this – heroes don't come home. Survivors come home." — Bob Feller, baseball pitcher [Bob Feller quotes from]

Posted 06.07.16 — "Every strike brings me closer to the next home run." — Babe Ruth, baseball player [Babe Ruth quotes from]

Posted 06.06.16 — "Every man got a right to his own mistakes. Ain't no man that ain't made any." — Joe Louis, boxer [Joe Louis quotes from]

Posted 06.05.16 — "To win takes a complete commitment of mind and body. When you can't make that commitment, they don't call you a champion anymore." — Rocky Marciano, boxer [Rocky Marciano quotes from]

Posted 06.04.16 — "Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen." — Michael Jordan, basketball player [Michael Jordan quotes from]

Posted 06.03.16 — "You've got to realize that in any competition there is always a winner and loser. When it turns out that you're the loser on a given day, you can be a graceful loser, but it doesn't mean that you're a loser in the sense that you're willing to accept losses readily. Concede that on that day you weren't the best and that you were beaten in competition. But that should make you more dedicated and hard working. It's wrong to accept defeat as a loser. Be graceful about losing, but don't accept it." — Nolan Ryan, baseball pitcher [Nolan Ryan quotes from]

Posted 06.02.16 — "True success is one of the greatest needs. Success is not something you stumble onto or come to by accident. It is something you must sincerely prepare for. Take a good look at successes, and you'll see the same consistent qualities all the time – qualities of one's character that make one strive for a goal with a standard of unmatched excellence." — Reggie Jackson, baseball player [Reggie Jackson quotes from]

Posted 06.01.16 — "I will never have a heart attack. I give them." — George Steinbrenner, New York Yankees owner [George Steinbrenner quotes from]

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