SportByte™ Archives — June 2016

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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