SportByte™ Archives — July 2016

Posted 07.30.16 — "I never was content unless I was trying my skill... or testing my endurance." — Jim Thorpe, world-class, all-around athlete [Jim Thorpe quotes from]

Posted 07.30.16 — "I don't like to lose, and that isn't so much because it is just a football game, but because defeat means the failure to reach your objective." — Knute Rockne, football coach [Knute Rockne quotes from]

Posted 07.29.16 — "You are meant to play the ball as it lies, a fact that may help to touch on your own objective approach to life." — Grantland Rice, sportswriter [Grantland Rice quotes from]

Posted 07.28.16 — "In entertainment value, the Democratic clambake usually lays it over the Republican conclave like ice cream over parsnips." — Red Smith, sportswriter [Red Smith quotes from]

Posted 07.27.16 — "A lot of people wrote that Roger and I didn't like each other and that we didn't get along. Nothing could be further from the truth." — Mickey Mantle, baseball player, on his New York Yankees teammate, Roger Maris [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 07.26.16 — "I throw as hard as I can when I think I have to throw as hard as I can." — Walter 'The Big Train' Johnson, baseball pitcher [Walter 'The Big Train' Johnson quotes from]

Posted 07.25.16 — "In playing ball, and in life, a person occasionally gets the opportunity to do something great. When that time comes, only two things matter: being prepared to seize the moment and having the courage to take your best swing." — Hank Aaron, baseball player [Hank Aaron quotes from]

Posted 07.24.16 — "A guy that throws what he intends to throw, that's the definition of a good pitcher." — Sandy Koufax, baseball pitcher [Sandy Koufax quotes from]

Posted 07.23.16 — "I don't like to sound egotistical, but every time I stepped up to the plate with a bat in my hands, I couldn't help but feel sorry for the pitcher." — Rogers Hornsby, baseball player [Rogers Hornsby quotes from]

Posted 07.22.16 — "I don't want to be Babe Ruth. He was a great ballplayer. I'm not trying to replace him. The record is there and damn right I want to break it, but that isn't replacing Babe Ruth." — Roger Maris, baseball player, before breaking Ruth's record of 60 home runs in a season [Roger Maris quotes from]

Posted 07.21.16 — "I worked real hard to learn to play first. In the beginning, I used to make one terrible play a game. Then, I got so I'd make one a week, and finally, I'd pull a real bad one maybe once a month. At the end, I was trying to keep it down to one a season." — Lou Gehrig, baseball player [Lou Gehrig quotes from]

Posted 07.20.16 — "You always get a special kick on opening day, no matter how many you go through. You look forward to it like a birthday party when you're a kid. You think something wonderful is going to happen." — Joe DiMaggio, baseball player [Joe DiMaggio quotes from]

Posted 07.19.16 — "How come nobody wants to argue with me? Is it because I'm always so right?" — Jim Bouton, pitcher [Jim Bouton quotes from]

Posted 07.18.16 — "I am honored to have John Lloyd called the 'Black Wagner.' It is a privilege to have been compared with him." — Honus Wagner, baseball player, on John Henry "Pop" Lloyd, Negro League baseball star [Honus Wagner quotes from]

Posted 07.17.16 — "Greaseball, greaseball, greaseball, that's all I throw him, and he still hits them. He's the only player in baseball who consistently hits my grease. He sees the ball so well, I guess he can pick out the dry side." — Gaylord Perry, pitcher, on Rod Carew, prolific hitter [Gaylord Perry quotes from]

Posted 07.16.16 — "I believe in the Rip Van Winkle theory – that a man from 1910 must be able to wake up after being asleep for seventy years, walk into a ballpark, and understand baseball perfectly." — Bowie Kuhn, Commissioner of Major League Baseball [Bowie Kuhn quotes from]

Posted 07.15.16 — "Cooperstown is the greatest place on Earth." — Bob Feller, baseball pitcher, on the hometown of the National Baseball Hall of Fame [Bob Feller quotes from]

Posted 07.14.16 — "Cobb is a prick. But he sure can hit. God Almighty, that man can hit." — Babe Ruth, baseball player, on Ty Cobb, baseball player [Babe Ruth quotes from]

Posted 07.13.16 — "Lots of things wrong with America, but Hitler ain't going to fix them." — Joe Louis, boxer [Joe Louis quotes from]

Posted 07.12.16 — "What could be better than walking down any street in any city and knowing you're the heavyweight champion of the world?" — Rocky Marciano, boxer [Rocky Marciano quotes from]

Posted 07.11.16 — "Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion." — Michael Jordan, basketball player [Michael Jordan quotes from]

Posted 07.10.16 — "Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt." — Nolan Ryan, baseball pitcher [Nolan Ryan quotes from]

Posted 07.09.16 — "Fans don't boo nobodies." — Reggie Jackson, baseball player [Reggie Jackson quotes from]

Posted 07.08.16 — "Second place is really the first loser." — George Steinbrenner, New York Yankees owner [George Steinbrenner quotes from]

Posted 07.07.16 — "There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." — Woody Hayes, football coach [Woody Hayes quotes from]

Posted 07.06.16 — "Used to be bats had thick handles and a big barrel. Then they found it's not the size of the bat that gets home runs – it's the speed with which you can swing it." — Stan Musial, baseball player [Stan Musial quotes from]

Posted 07.05.16 — "If God had wanted man to play soccer, he wouldn't have given us arms." — Mike Ditka, football coach [Mike Ditka quotes from]

Posted 07.04.16 — "Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character." — John Wooden, basketball coach [John Wooden quotes from]

Posted 07.03.16 — "Yelling doesn't win ball games. It doesn't put any points on the scoreboard. And I don't think words win ball games all the time. Players do. Preparation does." — Jerry Tarkanian, basketball coach [Jerry Tarkanian quotes from]

Posted 07.02.16 — "A loser is someone who makes excuses and alibis and blames everyone else for their losses and failures." — Dick Vitale, basketball coach and broadcaster [Dick Vitale quotes from]

Posted 07.01.16 — "We're a big check mark on everybody's schedule. I told them it's just another challenge; let's go after it." — Dick Butkus, football player [Dick Butkus quotes from]

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