72+ Best Inspirational Quotes by Famous Player Pete Rose

72+ Best Inspirational Quotes by Famous Player Pete Rose

Find the best collection of quotes and sayings by American former professional baseball player Pete Rose who is famously known for his unique style of playing.

  • You know what God told the Cubs? Don’t do anything until I come back.
  • Jay Z got Cano a big raise, but he got him an extra 30-day vacation — and it’s called October,
  • If you have someone equal in ability to me I will beat him every time because I will try harder.
  • Unfortunately, gambling and winning don’t often go hand-in-hand.
  • Somebody’s gotta win and somebody’s gotta lose and I believe in letting the other guy lose.
  • Practice the game the way you’re going to play the game. Practice hard and play hard. Run hard and above all else, hustle every moment you’re on the field where you are practicing or playing in a game.
  • You’d be surprised how many shortcomings can be overcome by hustle.
  • You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possibly be – in baseball and in life.
  • Every time I step up to the plate, I expect to get a hit. If I don’t expect to get a hit, I have no right to step into the batter’s box in the first place.
  • If I had been busted for drugs instead of gambling, I’d still be managing the Reds and baseball would be paying for my rehab.
  • The thing I would like most to leave behind is to be remembered for trying hard.
  • I’d walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball.
  • There is an old saying that money can’t buy happiness. If it could, I would buy myself four hits every game.
  • My father taught me that the only way you can make good at anything is to practice, and then practice some more.
  • Creating success is tough. But keeping it is tougher. You have to keep producing, you can’t ever stop.
  • See the ball; hit the ball.
  • It’s a round ball and a round bat, and you got to hit it square.
  • I’m just like everybody else. I have two arms, two legs and four-thousand hits.
  • Hitting. That’s what I enjoy most. Realistically, it’s probably the hardest thing to do in all of sport. Think about it. You’ve got a round ball, a round bat, and the object is to hit it square.
  • The manager of a team is like a stagecoach, he can’t move unless he has the horses.
  • Some players you pat their butts, some players you kick their butts, some players you leave alone.
  • When you play this game twenty years, go to bat ten-thousand times, and get three-thousand hits, do you know what that means? You’ve gone zero for seven-thousand.
  • I admitted I bet on baseball, but I wasn’t suspended from baseball for betting on baseball.
  • Baseball is a universal language. Catch the ball, throw the ball, hit the ball.
  • When I get the record, all it will make me is the player with the most hits. I’m also the player with the most at bats and the most outs. I never said I was a greater player than (Ty) Cobb.
  • I’ve never looked forward to a birthday like I’m looking forward to my new daughter’s birthday, because two days after that is when I can apply for reinstatement.
  • Once you accept defeat, it becomes ease to lose. If defeat comes, face it and take it, but don’t accept it.
  • If somebody is gracious enough to give me a second chance, I won’t need a third.
  • Sliding headfirst is the safest way to get to the next base, I think, and the fastest. You don’t lose your momentum, and there’s one more important reason I slide headfirst, it gets my picture in the paper.
  • The team that wins two-thirds of its one run games usually wins the pennant.
  • I don’t smoke. Smoking will hurt you when you try to run out a triple.
  • I’d be willing to bet you, if I was a betting man, that I have never bet on baseball.
  • I was born on the day Lincoln was shot and the Titanic sank.
  • Playing baseball for a living is like having a license to steal.
  • Doctors tell me I have the body of a thirty year old. I know I have the brain of a fifteen year old. If you’ve got both, you can play baseball.
  • I think that the most important thing to me is fans. Without the viewers, without the fa
  • If I had admitted my guilt, it would have been the same as putting my head on the chopping block – lifetime ban. Death penalty. I spent my entire life on the baseball fields of America, and I was not going to give up my profession without first seeing some hard evidence … right or wrong, the punishment didn’t fit the crime, so I denied the crime.
  • Don Gullett’s the only guy who can throw a baseball through a car wash and not get the ball wet.
  • It doesn’t take much to get me up for bas
  • eball. Once the National Anthem plays, I get chills. I even know the words to it now.
  • Whoever said “It’s not whether you win or lose but how you play the game” is full of it! Winning makes all the difference in the world. Winning is fun. Losing is not. Losing sucks.
  • I’m no different from anybody else with two arms, two legs, and forty-two hundred hits.
  • The only book I ever read cover to cover was The Pete Rose Story. I read half of The Lou Gehrig Story and then made a book report on it for four straight years.
  • What’s the game coming to? Evidently the guys making all these rules never played the game of baseball.
  • Pressure? Well it ain’t hitting in forty-four straight games, because I done that and it was fun. The playoffs are pressure.
  • I’m not bad (his speed). I’m no Joe Morgan, but I’m pretty good for a white guy.
  • Brooks Robinson belongs in a higher league.
  • Never bet on baseball.
  • The only way I can’t hit .300 is if there’s something physically wrong with me.
  • He (Eric Davis) gets power from his bat speed…..it’s like he has cork in his arms.
  • Am I still in uniform? Then I ain’t retired.
  • With the money I’m making, I should be playing two positions.
  • I owe baseball. Baseball don’t owe me a damn thing.
  • You know, baseball’s not stupid. Baseball does what the fans want, usually.
  • Day after day there are lots of fans here and it helps a lot with them out there rooting for us.
  • Among many U. S. wine consumers, California holds a strong position.
  • If baseball wants to get you, they’ve got enough resources and enough investigators that they’ll find a way to get you.
  • Concentration is that ability to not think about anything.
  • Sure I do, and if someone paid you six-thousand dollars a game, you’d have fun as well.
  • If you’re not active – and I’m not active – and you don’t watch what you eat, you can get big as a horse.
  • When you step into the batter’s box, have nothing on your mind except baseball.
  • I should have shut up when I went up there and talked to Carlton Fisk.
  • It’s easy to practice something that you are good at, and that is what most people do. Wat’s tough is to go ot and to work hard on the things that you don’t do very well.
  • I don’t go to bed every night worried about getting back into baseball.
  • I came to Vegas because I work 20 days a month here; I couldn’t live anywhere else.
  • I would think if someone connected to steroids made the Hall of Fame, that would enhance my chances of making the Hall of Fame.
  • Baseball is an individual game, but it should never be a personal game.
  • If you screw up and do something, don’t lie about it; come clean.
  • A hitter’s impatience is the pitcher’s biggest advantage.
  • I can’t remember, I wish I could remember the first time I bet on baseball.

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