Success isn't something that just happens - success is learned, success is practiced and then it is shared.

— Sparky Anderson

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People who live in the past generally are afraid to compete in the present.

I've got my faults, but living in the past is not one of them. There's no future in it.

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Me carrying a briefcase is like a hotdog wearing earrings.

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Baseball is a simple game. If you have good players and if you keep them in the right frame of mind then the manager is a success.

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The players make the manager, it's never the other way.

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Inner peace is not found in things like baseball and world championships.

As long as I feel I've done the best job I possibly could, I'm satisfied.

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They say the first World Series is the one you remember most.

No, no no. I guarantee you don't remember that one because the fantasy world you always dreamed about is suddenly real.

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No manager ever won no ballgames.

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If I ever find a pitcher who has heat, a good curve, and a slider, I might seriously consider marrying him, or at least proposing.

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Am I a great manager? Huh. I was blessed to have a front office that found great talent, and then I was smart enough to stay the hell out of their way.

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I don't know why the players make such a big fuss about sitting in the first class section of the plane. Does that mean they'll get there faster?

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The trick is to realize that after giving your best, there's nothing more to give.

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The great thing about baseball is when you're done, you'll only tell your grandchildren the good things. If they ask me about 1989, I'll tell them I had amnesia.

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About Sparky Anderson

Quotes 50 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Coach
Birthday February 22, 1934

I've changed my mind about it (DH) - instead of being bad, it stinks.

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Pete (Rose) doesn't run with celebrities and he can't stand the phonies.

His big buddy in LA ain't Sinatra, it's a funny old groundskeeper.

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It's a terrible thing to have to tell your fans, who have waited like Detroit's have, that their team won't win it this year. But it's better than lying to them.

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Success is the person who year after year reaches the highest limits in his field.

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Players have two things to do. Play and keep their mouths shut.

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I don't want to embarrass any other catcher by comparing him to Johnny Bench.

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A baseball manager is a necessary evil.

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I only had a high school education and believe me, I had to cheat to get that.

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I don't believe a manager ever won a pennant.

Casey Stengel won all those pennants with the Yankees. How many did he win with the Boston Braves and Mets?

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We're the best team in baseball, but not by much.

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I understand people who boo us. It's like going to Broadway show, you pay for your tickets and expect to be entertained. When you're not, you have a right to complain.

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He's (Willie Stargell) such a big strong guy he should love that porch.

He's got power enough to hit home runs in any park, including Yellowstone.

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The only reason I'm coming out here tomorrow is the schedule says I have to.

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If a team is in a positive frame of mind, it will have a good attitude.

If it has a good attitude, it will make a commitment to playing the game right. If it plays the game right, it will win-unless, of course, it doesn't have enough talent to win, and no manager can make goose-liver pate out of goose feathers, so why worry?

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Problem with (John) Wockenfuss getting on base is that it takes three doubles to score him.

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I hope the car they (Sport Magazine who awarded it to the World Series MVP) give him (Brooks Robinson) has an extra large glove box.

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The only thing I believe is this: A player does not have to like a manager and he does not have to respect a manager. All he has to do is obey the rules.

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You're gonna lose some ball games and you're gonna win some ball games and that's about it.

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The day I got a hit off (Sandy) Koufax was when he knew it was all over.

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Our pitching could be better than I think it will be.

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The trick is to realize that after giving your best, there's nothing more to give... Win or lose the game is finished. It's over. It's time to forget and prepare for the next one.

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Pete Rose is baseball.

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If you have to choose between power and speed and it often turns out you have to make that choice, you've got to go for speed.

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I'm beginning to see Brooks [Robinson] in my sleep.

If I dropped a paper plate, he'd pick it up on one hop and throw me out at first.

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I cannot get rid of the hurt from losing, but after the last out of every loss, I must accept that there will be a tomorrow. In fact, it's more than there'll be a tomorrow, it's that I want there to be a tomorrow. That's the big difference, I want tomorrow to come.

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You can be whoever you want to be, you just have to want it bad enough.

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Chris Pittaro is the best rookie I've had in 15 years.

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I managed 26 years and found out when I retired I didn't own the game.

I thought I owned it when I was managing all those years. You can climb to the top of the mountain, get down on your knees and kiss the ground, because you'll never own that mountain. That mountain is only owned by one single person, and he'll never give it up. That's the way baseball is.

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He's (Jose Canseco) built like a Greek goddess.

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Mike Laga will make you forget about every power hitter that ever lived.

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Managing is not running, hitting, or stealing.

Managing is getting your players to put out one hundred percent year after year.

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Every 24 hours the world turns over on someone who was sitting on top of it.

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Casey knew his baseball. He only made it look like he was fooling around. He knew every move that was ever invented and some that we haven't even caught on to yet.

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Explaining why he was forced to cut a utility player: You just got caught in a position where you have no position.

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The man I marvel at is the one that's in there day after day, and night after night and still puts the figures on the board. I'm talking about Pete Rose, Stan Musial, the real stars. Believe me, especially the way we travel today, flying all night with a game the next night and then the next afternoon, if you can play one-hundred and sixty-two games, you're a man.

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You give us the pitching some of these clubs have and no one could touch us, but God has a way of not arranging that, because it's not as much fun.

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My idea of managing is giving the ball to Tom Seaver and sitting down and watching him work.

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