38 quotes found searching on Position: 3B
In baseball, you can't try harder, you have to try easier. Instead of squeezing the sawdust out of the bat, you have to hold it like your child.
Different people, different backgrounds, different ideals... We walk in different doors at the beginning of the day, and we walk out of different doors at the end of the day. But when it is time to go out on that field, we all go through the same door.
If I stay healthy, I have a chance to collect three thousand hits and one thousand errors.
Born? Hell, Babe Ruth wasn't born. He fell from a tree.
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.
This is nothing. I've got nine writers standing here. McGwire had 200 writers when he had 30 home runs.
When you think about it, a home run is a mistake. The idea is to hit the ball hard, on a line, so the defense can't react to it. Hit it high in the air, which is how most home runs are hit, and most of the time it will be caught. It's a mistake.
This is the type of thing that as a kid you dream about. Something I've done in my backyard a hundred times. And you never know if you're going to get the opportunity to do it.
I'm never satisfied. I can't stand satisifaction. To me, greatness comes from that quest for perfection.
It all looks so easy from the dugout. It's called the 'dirt rule'. The farther you get away from the dirt, the easier this game looks. It looks pretty darned easy from the upper deck. And, like I say, it looks easy to me now. I'm sitting in the dugout, and I see a guy try to pull an outside pitch, he hits a slow ground ball to second base, and it drives me crazy. I'm thinking, 'Why does he do that? Why is this guy so stupid?' Of course, I must have done the exact same thing 5000 times when I was a player.
Kansas City Royals
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