quote by Lou Gehrig

I'm not a headline guy. I know that as long as I was following Ruth to the plate I could have stood on my head and no one would have known the difference.

— Lou Gehrig

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Don't worry about it. Babe Ruth struck out on occasion, too.

We'll put an asterisk next to Barry Bonds' name, sure, as soon as we put one next to Babe Ruth's name. Getting to break records before black people were allowed to play? Excuse me, where is that asterisk?

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I love Ruth Brown, not just her singing, but Ruth Brown has more girl power than anyone, because she fought hard against people who ripped her off and then helped other artists through the Rhythm and Blues Foundation.

I don't want people to forget Babe Ruth. I just want them to remember Henry Aaron.

A-Rod wants to be like Babe Ruth. And people don't realize this, he's a lot like Babe Ruth. Before the playoffs a couple of years ago, A-Rod went to the hospital and promised a dying kid he'd ground out to second for him.

The press still considers me one of the most laid-back athletes since Babe Ruth.

That's supposed to be a criticism, but I consider it a compliment because I think being carefree on the course is one of the secrets to scoring well consistently

I owe a debt of gratitude to two other living Justices.

Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg paved the way for me and so many other women in my generation. Their pioneering lives have created boundless possibilities for women in the law. I thank them for their inspiration and also for the personal kindnesses they have shown me.

[T]ruth is considered profane, and only illusion is sacred

He (Babe Ruth) was very brave at the plate.

You rarely saw him fall away from a pitch. He stayed right in there. No one drove him out.

I can't believe that Babe Ruth was a better player than Willie Mays.

(Babe) Ruth is to baseball what Arnold Palmer is to golf. He got the game moving. But I can't believe he could run as well as (Willie) Mays, and I can't believe he was any better an outfielder.

He was a parade all by himself, a burst of dazzle and jingle, Santa Claus drinking his whiskey straight and groaning with a bellyache... Babe Ruth made the music that his joyous years danced to in a continuous party... What Babe Ruth is comes down, one generation handing it down to the next, as a nation heirloom.

When asked his secret of love, being married fifty-four years to the same person, he said, "Ruth and I are happily incompatible."

When I first came to Yankee Stadium I used to feel like the ghosts of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig were walking around in there.

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.

Don't compare me to Babe Ruth. God gave me the opportunity and the ability to be here at the right time, at the right moment, just like he gave Babe Ruth when he was playing. I just hope I can keep doing what I've been doing - keep taking care of business.

Hopefully I can become the Babe Ruth of the World Wrestling Federation and be the champion at the same time.

Through the sad heart of Ruth, when sick for home She stood in tears amid the alien corn; The same that ofttimes hath Charm'd magic casements, opening on the foam Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn.

Mr. Rickey, I'll put more people in the park than anybody since Babe Ruth.

It's my wife Ruth's birthday soon. I said to her: "What would you like for your birthday?" She said: "I want a divorce." I said: "I wasn't planning on spending that much."

Well I can't rightly say (which player hit the ball hardest), but the ones (home runs by) Ruth hit got smaller quicker.

I want to live like music sounds."- Ruth

Now I've had everything except for the thrill of watching Babe Ruth play.

I always just wanted to be a movie actress, like Lily Tomlin or Ruth Gordon.

I just imagined myself being in a movie, wearing stylish women's clothing the way I saw Amy Irving wearing it.

Don't let failure get you down. Babe Ruth struck out over 1,300 times.

In 1961, when Maris broke Babe Ruth's record, he wasn't intentionally walked once. Mickey batted after Roger, and nobody was going to put a man on base with Mantle coming up to the plate.

Ruth is so loyal and gentle-hearted, we cannot help loving her, as she stands with the reapers amid the waving corn. Her beautiful, unselfish spirit shines out like a bright star in the night of a dark and cruel age. Love like Ruth's, love which can rise above conflicting creeds and deep-seated racial prejudices, is hard to find in all the world.

We need just two players to be a contender. Just Babe Ruth and Sandy Koufax.

Ruth was probably the greatest athlete to perform in any sport.

Never has there been anybody like him.

Case of Johnson v. M'Intosh is continued to be cited today by the Supreme Court. Even Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the most liberal member of the court, in footnote one of opinion she wrote several years ago involving the Oneida Nation cites the Doctrine of Discovery. The court never questions it.

It's always the same, Combs walks, Koening singles, Ruth hits one out of the park, Gehrig doubles, Lazzeri triples. Then Dugan goes in the dirt on his can.

I usually shop at Charlotte Ruth and Bebe.

Born? Hell, Babe Ruth wasn't born. He fell from a tree.

Baseball has traditionally possessed a wonderful lack of seriousness.

The game's best player, Babe Ruth, was a Rabelaisian fat man, and its most loved manager, Casey Stengel, spoke gibberish. In this lazy sport, only the pitcher pours sweat. Then he takes three days off.

He (Babe Ruth) hits a ball harder and further than any man I ever saw.