A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example.
There is always some kid who may be seeing me for the first or last time, I owe him my best.
I can remember a reporter asking me for a quote, and I didn't know what a quote was. I thought it was some kind of soft drink.
I'd like to thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee.
A ball player has to be kept hungry to become a big leaguer. That's why no boy from a rich family has ever made the big leagues.
You always get a special kick on opening day, no matter how many you go through. You look forward to it like a birthday party when you're a kid. You think something wonderful is going to happen.
When baseball is no longer fun, it's no longer a game.
If you keep thinking about what you want to do or what you hope will happen, you don't do it, and it won't happen.
I'm just a ballplayer with one ambition, and that is to give all I've got to help my ball club win. I've never played any other way.
We need a hit, so here I go.
If anyone wants to know why three kids in one family made it to the big leagues they just had to know how we helped each other and how much we practiced back then. We did it every minute we could.
The phrase 'off with the crack of the bat', while romantic, is really meaningless, since the outfielder should be in motion long before he hears the sound of the ball meeting the bat.