If you do not know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere— Henry A. Kissinger
Spectacular Yankees Baseball quotations
It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.
If you don't know where you are currently standing, you're dead.
I swing big, with everything I've got. I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can.
I don't know (if they were men or women running naked across the field).
They had bags over their heads.
It's hard to get lost if you don't know where you're going.
I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
I hated to bat against Drysdale. After he hit you he'd come around, look at the bruise on your arm and say, 'Do you want me to sign it?'
If you don t know where you are, a map won't help.
Hating the Yankees is as American as pizza pie, unwed mothers, and cheating on your income tax.
The Yankees, you see, they're a money team, they're the class of baseball.
You don't ever bet against that.
Some kids dream of joining the circus, others of becoming a major league baseball player. I have been doubly blessed. As a member of the New York Yankees, I have gotten to do both.
Ninety percent of this game is half mental.
Why buy good luggage? You only use it when you travel.
Baseball didn't really get into my blood until I knocked off that hitting streak. Getting a daily hit became more important to me than eating, drinking or sleeping.
I want to thank the good lord for making me a yankee
Left-handers have more enthusiasm for life.
They sleep on the wrong side of the bed, and their head gets more stagnant on that side.
I didn't really say everything I said.
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 remember when I got a call and was told I was traded [to the Yankees in 1974], I actually cried because I liked Kansas City. But coming to the Yankees was the best thing that ever happened to me in my baseball career.
Here at NBC there is just one more reason to hate the Yankees.
When I was a little boy, I wanted to be a baseball player and also join the circus. With the Yankees, I've accomplished both.
If I were playing today I'd do what Joe DiMaggio said.
I'd go knock on the door at Yankee Stadium and when George Steinbrenner answered I'd say, 'Howdy, pardner.'
Rooting for the Yankees is like owning a yacht.
The best thing about being a Yankee is getting to watch Reggie Jackson play every day. The worst thing about being a Yankee? Getting to watch Reggie Jackson play every day
If you can't imitate him, don't copy him.
Hating the Yankees isn't part of my act.
It is one of those exquisite times when life and art are in perfect conjunction.
The Grand Ole Opry, to a country singer, is what Yankee Stadium is to a baseball player. Broadway to an actor. It's the top of the ladder, the top of the mountain. You don't just play the Opry; you live it.
Every day I went to the ballpark in Yankee Stadium as well as on the road people were on my back. The last six years in the American League were mental hell for me. I was drained of all my desire to play baseball.
As much as we disliked the Yankees, fans and players alike, they were good for baseball. They consistently unsuccessful teams like the Browns, Senators, and A's paid a lot of their bills with those big crowds that poured through the gates when the Yankees came to town.
As long as I'm around playing baseball, it doesn't matter where I am, as long as it's not with the Yankees.
I'm a character actor. I have to find work in good movies where I can make something of my role. I'm a very lucky guy to be in that kind of position. It's like a kid who dreams of becoming a baseball player and then he gets to play for the Yankees.
When I first signed with the Yankees, the regulars wouldn't talk to you until you were with the team three or four years. Nowadays the rookies get $100,000 to sign and they don't talk to the regulars.
Wall Street bankers supposedly back the Yankees;
Smith College girls approve of them. God, Brooks Brothers, and United States Steel are believed to be solidly in the Yankees' corner... The efficiently triumphant Yankee maching is a great institution, but, as they say, who can fall in love with U.S. Steel?
To be manager of the Yankees under the malevolent dictatorship of George Steinbrenner is like being married to Zsa Zsa Gabor - the union is short and sweet.
During the 1920s New York Yankee owner Jacob Ruppert once described his perfect afternoon at Yankee Stadium. 'It's when the Yankees score eight runs in the first inning,' Ruppert said, 'and then slowly pull away.'