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.

— Rogers Hornsby

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I stare out the window and wait for spring.

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Any ballplayer that don't sign autographs for little kids ain't an American. He's a communist.

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

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Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball.

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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.

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To be a good hitter you've got to do one thing - get a good ball to hit.

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When I was in the batter's box, I felt sorry for the pitcher.

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The big trouble is not really who isn't in the Hall of Fame, but who is.

It was established for a select few.

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I always tried to hit the ball back through the box because that is the largest unprotected area.

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The home run became glorified with Babe Ruth.

Starting with him, batters have been thinking in terms of how far they could hit the ball, not how often.

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I'd rather him (Grover Alexander) pitch a crucial game for me drunk, then anyone I've ever known sober. He was that good.

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It don't make no difference where I go or what happens, so long as I can play the full nine.

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About Rogers Hornsby

Quotes 22 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Athlete
Birthday October 16

Players who stand flat footed and swing with their arms are golfers, not hitters.

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I've cheated, or someone on my team has cheated, in almost every single game I've been in.

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The first rule of baseball is to get a good ball to hit.

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Now the advantage is all with the hitters.

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Baseball is my life, the only thing I know and can talk about. My only interest.

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I've never been a yes man.

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A great hitter isn't born, he's made. He's made out of practice, fault correction, and confidence.

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I never saw a pitcher I didn't feel sorry for.

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I've always played hard. If that's rough and tough, I can't help it. I don't believe there's any such thing as a good loser. I wouldn't sit down and play a game of cards with you right now withing wanting to win. If I hadn't felt that way I wouldn't have got very far in baseball.

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