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  1. Never give up and don't ask why because every situation does not need an answer. I'm a firm believer that I don't worry about anything I can't control.


  2. I think we now come to the park expecting to win instead of playing not to lose.


  3. I was disappointed in everything - my start and the team's start. People got down on me, but I never got down on myself. I still believed I could be the type of player everyone, including me, thought I was going to be.


  4. I have figured out it's not what you do on the field, it's how many games you play in.




  5. I'm being compared to the impossible. I never saw Mays, Aaron or Clemente play. What about the people I face every day? Tim Raines is the best? Mattingly is the best? Why not compare me to my peers?


  6. The last two times I went to spring training, I had to win a job, and if I didn't get off to a blazing start, I'm on the bench. Now, I've proven myself, so it's not essential that I get off to a real good start.


  7. That's just my family's mentality. We are a very loving, hugging and kissing kind of family. And we grew up in a church atmosphere and still have that atmosphere. There is no negativity.


  8. I've been hearing this since I first joined the Reds organization, that I'm going to be the next this or that. It's tough on a young player coming up. You show some positive things and everybody jumps on that and says you should be the next Willie Mays.


  9. I could've played basketball, but my mind was on baseball. I didn't know what I was in for. In high school it was a matter of talent. No one told you what to do.


  10. People saw me as being heroic, but I was no more heroic than I was with other injuries I had, like the lacerated kidney I suffered during the 1990 World Series. It's just that people haven't known anyone with a lacerated kidney, but everyone can relate to someone with cancer.


  11. I don't think any player lives up to his potential, because people out there put you so high on a pedestal, you'll never be as good as they expect.


  12. Life is too short to worry about anything. You had better enjoy it because the next day promises nothing.


  13. You can't shelter it. You can't hide it. You have to let people know what you're going through, what you're feeling, what you think you have that's a problem.


  14. I remember in 1990, there were five of us making $3 million a year. When guys passed us, we didn't cry. Why would we cry? You didn't get mad when someone got $6 million. Or $8 million.


  15. I'd never heard of colon cancer. Baseball wasn't even important to me. I have a wife and two girls. That's what was important. The doctors told me and all I could say was, 'When are we going to get this thing out?'

    • baseball

  16. You can't get more appreciation than that, to be elected by the fans. That's the ultimate, really.


  17. Everyone would like to play in their hometown, but right now I like Cincinnati, I like the way it's going. I'm happy.


  18. I don't want to be famous. I want to be secure. I don't want the world. I just want a piece of it. I want people to remember Eric Davis.


  19. For me to become the highest paid player in the franchise, it was something I didn't anticipate. But I'm glad. I like playing for Cincinnati.


  20. There's only one Mark McGwire. The man walked over 160 times. Just think. If he walks 60 times, he might hit 100 homers.


  21. I ate while I was taking chemo. The doctors didn't know. I really didn't get any nausea. I didn't have side effects. I would be drained for a day and a half.


  22. You don't protect Mark McGwire. The only way to protect him is hit 70 homers yourself.

    • mark

  23. I was hitting .360 when I was diagnosed. I didn't forget how to play while I was recovering. I don't know if the cancer is gone for good. I don't think anyone ever knows, but no one is going to steal my joy for as along as I'm able to play baseball.


  24. If you don't believe in something, you'll fall for anything. I believe everything happens for a reason. If you are strong from within, you can will anything. I'm a firm believer that where there's a will, there's a way.

    • anything

  25. Not being re-signed in Baltimore was probably the lowest point, mentally, of my career. That city was the only place where I wanted to be at the time, based on everything that had transpired.


  26. When you get back on the field and do things, any doubts you've developed leave. The more consistent you become, the fewer doubts you have.


  27. It's easy to see why pitchers respect McGwire. If you hit behind him, they're saying that they don't respect you. You have to change their thinking.


  28. People always ask me how I can hit the ball so far, and I say, 'I just swing.' It's the coaches who first told me I had good bat speed. I was just swinging, and I guess it was fast. I'm pretty fast at everything.


  29. I was able to get operated on four days after I was diagnosed. It was just a matter of getting this baseball-sized tumor out of me. I reflect now on how lucky I was to be in the situation where I could get the best possible help and treatment.

    • able

  30. People spend time worrying about things they think they have to have and lose perception of what they do have. You can have all the money and material things you want. If you aren't here to enjoy them, what good do they do?




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What are the best people quotes by Eric Davis?


    I'm being compared to the impossible. I never saw Mays, Aaron or Clemente play. What about the people I face every day? Tim Raines is the best? Mattingly is the best? Why not compare me to my peers?

    • aaron

    I don't want to be famous. I want to be secure. I don't want the world. I just want a piece of it. I want people to remember Eric Davis.

    • davis

    I love the game, it's the greatest game on earth, that's why I can't understand all of this talk about trying to make the game better. People talk about the high strike zone and changing this and that. Why? To speed up the game? That's the beauty of baseball. There is no time element.

    • baseball

    People saw me as being heroic, but I was no more heroic than I was with other injuries I had, like the lacerated kidney I suffered during the 1990 World Series. It's just that people haven't known anyone with a lacerated kidney, but everyone can relate to someone with cancer.

    • anyone

    People always ask me how I can hit the ball so far, and I say, 'I just swing.' It's the coaches who first told me I had good bat speed. I was just swinging, and I guess it was fast. I'm pretty fast at everything.

    • ask

    I was disappointed in everything - my start and the team's start. People got down on me, but I never got down on myself. I still believed I could be the type of player everyone, including me, thought I was going to be.

    • believed

    I don't listen to what people say about me and I don't read what they write about me. People can compare me to anyone they want to, but I'm not going to worry about it.

    • anyone

    I don't think any player lives up to his potential, because people out there put you so high on a pedestal, you'll never be as good as they expect.

    • expect

    People spend time worrying about things they think they have to have and lose perception of what they do have. You can have all the money and material things you want. If you aren't here to enjoy them, what good do they do?

    • enjoy

    I know people are pretty well embarrassed just at the mention of colon cancer. Sticking a tube in you to find out what's wrong is not a nice thing. But I can tell them, a 30- or 40-minute test is worth it. We have to make them feel more comfortable about getting screened.


    You can't shelter it. You can't hide it. You have to let people know what you're going through, what you're feeling, what you think you have that's a problem.

    • feeling

    I will be a role model for cancer patients for the rest of my life. But you know what? When I was getting chemo, those people inspired me.

    • cancer

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What are the best play quotes by Eric Davis?


    I'm being compared to the impossible. I never saw Mays, Aaron or Clemente play. What about the people I face every day? Tim Raines is the best? Mattingly is the best? Why not compare me to my peers?

    • aaron

    I'm no different than others with cancer. I just happen to play professional baseball. I'm part of those statistics that cancer has touched as well.

    • baseball

    I have figured out it's not what you do on the field, it's how many games you play in.

    • field

    Everyone would like to play in their hometown, but right now I like Cincinnati, I like the way it's going. I'm happy.

    • cincinnati

    My only goal is to play 162 games and help this team win. If I can do that, everything will take care of itself.


    I was hitting .360 when I was diagnosed. I didn't forget how to play while I was recovering. I don't know if the cancer is gone for good. I don't think anyone ever knows, but no one is going to steal my joy for as along as I'm able to play baseball.

    • able

    I was fortunate to play for Pete Rose and have teammates like Ken Griffey Sr., Tony Perez and Dave Concepcion. I grew up in the game with a mature attitude. I've always known it was better to be seen and not heard.


    I'm not head-strong, and I'm not egotistical. I understand certain things better now. I won't be trying to be play everyday. There's only one Cal Ripken, one Lou Gehrig and one Joe DiMaggio. What is good for them isn't necessarily good for Eric Davis.


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What are the best cancer quotes by Eric Davis?


    People saw me as being heroic, but I was no more heroic than I was with other injuries I had, like the lacerated kidney I suffered during the 1990 World Series. It's just that people haven't known anyone with a lacerated kidney, but everyone can relate to someone with cancer.

    • anyone

    Nothing I did contributed to me having cancer, so I can't sit back and say, 'Oh why me.' Why not me? Why does tragedy always have to hit someone else?

    • cancer

    I'm no different than others with cancer. I just happen to play professional baseball. I'm part of those statistics that cancer has touched as well.

    • baseball

    I was hitting .360 when I was diagnosed. I didn't forget how to play while I was recovering. I don't know if the cancer is gone for good. I don't think anyone ever knows, but no one is going to steal my joy for as along as I'm able to play baseball.

    • able

    I know people are pretty well embarrassed just at the mention of colon cancer. Sticking a tube in you to find out what's wrong is not a nice thing. But I can tell them, a 30- or 40-minute test is worth it. We have to make them feel more comfortable about getting screened.

    • cancer

    I'd never heard of colon cancer. Baseball wasn't even important to me. I have a wife and two girls. That's what was important. The doctors told me and all I could say was, 'When are we going to get this thing out?'

    • baseball

    I will be a role model for cancer patients for the rest of my life. But you know what? When I was getting chemo, those people inspired me.

    • cancer

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What are the best baseball quotes by Eric Davis?


    I could've played basketball, but my mind was on baseball. I didn't know what I was in for. In high school it was a matter of talent. No one told you what to do.

    • baseball

    Baseball is not what I love. It's my job.

    • baseball

    I love the game, it's the greatest game on earth, that's why I can't understand all of this talk about trying to make the game better. People talk about the high strike zone and changing this and that. Why? To speed up the game? That's the beauty of baseball. There is no time element.

    • baseball

    I'm no different than others with cancer. I just happen to play professional baseball. I'm part of those statistics that cancer has touched as well.

    • baseball

    I was hitting .360 when I was diagnosed. I didn't forget how to play while I was recovering. I don't know if the cancer is gone for good. I don't think anyone ever knows, but no one is going to steal my joy for as along as I'm able to play baseball.

    • able

    I'd never heard of colon cancer. Baseball wasn't even important to me. I have a wife and two girls. That's what was important. The doctors told me and all I could say was, 'When are we going to get this thing out?'

    • baseball

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What are the best think quotes by Eric Davis?


    I don't think any player lives up to his potential, because people out there put you so high on a pedestal, you'll never be as good as they expect.

    • expect

    People spend time worrying about things they think they have to have and lose perception of what they do have. You can have all the money and material things you want. If you aren't here to enjoy them, what good do they do?

    • enjoy

    There's only one Mark McGwire. The man walked over 160 times. Just think. If he walks 60 times, he might hit 100 homers.

    • mark

    I was hitting .360 when I was diagnosed. I didn't forget how to play while I was recovering. I don't know if the cancer is gone for good. I don't think anyone ever knows, but no one is going to steal my joy for as along as I'm able to play baseball.

    • able

    You can't shelter it. You can't hide it. You have to let people know what you're going through, what you're feeling, what you think you have that's a problem.

    • feeling

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I was fortunate to play for Pete Rose and have teammates like Ken Griffey Sr., Tony Perez and Dave Concepcion. I grew up in the game with a mature attitude. I've always known it was better to be seen and not heard.

  • attitude

It's like, now you're actually complaining because you're making $9 million and guys are making more? If it makes you that upset, quit. Leave the game. Go home then and try finding another job that's going to pay you that.


My only goal is to play 162 games and help this team win. If I can do that, everything will take care of itself.

  • care

I'm no different than others with cancer. I just happen to play professional baseball. I'm part of those statistics that cancer has touched as well.

  • baseball



Nothing I did contributed to me having cancer, so I can't sit back and say, 'Oh why me.' Why not me? Why does tragedy always have to hit someone else?

  • cancer

I'll have a stamp on me forever. There will always be questions. I brought new fans to the Orioles' organization, and that's good.


Come on, when does it come to the point where your name can't come up in trade talks? Willie Mays got traded. Pedro Martinez got traded. So what? That's part of the game.


I'm not head-strong, and I'm not egotistical. I understand certain things better now. I won't be trying to be play everyday. There's only one Cal Ripken, one Lou Gehrig and one Joe DiMaggio. What is good for them isn't necessarily good for Eric Davis.

  • cal

Circulating through the children's ward and seeing terminally ill kids, heads shaved, smiling and having a ball despite the tubes and needles sticking into them, I thought: What do I have to worry about? If God takes me, at least I've lived for 35 years.


I will be a role model for cancer patients for the rest of my life. But you know what? When I was getting chemo, those people inspired me.

  • cancer

Baseball is not what I love. It's my job.

  • baseball

I've been operated on 13 times.


Just putting my uniform on keeps me going. Being able to get out there keeps me going. That's the best therapy.

  • able

I love the game, it's the greatest game on earth, that's why I can't understand all of this talk about trying to make the game better. People talk about the high strike zone and changing this and that. Why? To speed up the game? That's the beauty of baseball. There is no time element.

  • baseball

I don't listen to what people say about me and I don't read what they write about me. People can compare me to anyone they want to, but I'm not going to worry about it.

  • anyone

I'm having a good time. I'm going to treat every game and every day as if they are my last because I now know that they could be.


I know people are pretty well embarrassed just at the mention of colon cancer. Sticking a tube in you to find out what's wrong is not a nice thing. But I can tell them, a 30- or 40-minute test is worth it. We have to make them feel more comfortable about getting screened.

  • cancer

Most of the places I've been, I've been a main piece of the puzzle.


I want to establish myself as the first Eric Davis, not the next Willie Mays.

  • davis

It takes a lot of energy to be negative. You have to work at it. But smiling is painless. I'd rather spend my energy smiling.


I don't even take aspirin.


If you're feeling pressure, then you shouldn't be here.

  • feeling

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Who is Eric Davis? Some facts about Eric Davis from biography. Eric Wayne Davis is a former professional American football player who was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the second round of the 1990 NFL Draft. Davis played in 13 NFL seasons from 1990 to 2002. He played college football at Jacksonville State. In May 2013, he was inducted into the Alabama S... Read more about Eric Davis on Wikipedia or watch videos with quotes from Eric Davis on YouTube. Browse a lot of books about Eric Davis on Amazon to get more reference.

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