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68 Most Famous Alex Rodriguez Quotes (BASEBALL)

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Be respectful. Treat people the way you want to be treated. Respect the lowest rank and the highest rank and you'll never get in trouble.
Be respectful. Treat people the way you want to be treated. Respect the lowest rank and the highest rank and you’ll never get in trouble.
Fear of failure is what fuels me, keeps me on edge and sharp. I'm not as good when I'm comfortable.
Fear of failure is what fuels me, keeps me on edge and sharp. I’m not as good when I’m comfortable.
I believe a champion wins in his mind first, then plays the game, not the other way around.
I believe a champion wins in his mind first, then plays the game, not the other way around.
There is a difference between image and reputation. Image is nice. Reputation is developed over an entire career. Reputation is what I'm searching for.
There is a difference between image and reputation. Image is nice. Reputation is developed over an entire career. Reputation is what I’m searching for.
I want to be known as Dominican-that's what I am, 100 percent. I have a duty and responsibility to continue the legacy of Dominicans in baseball.
I want to be known as Dominican-that’s what I am, 100 percent. I have a duty and responsibility to continue the legacy of Dominicans in baseball.
I hate the word 'potential'-potential means you haven't gotten it done.
I hate the word ‘potential’-potential means you haven’t gotten it done.
I want to be the best, and the best work. You have to earn what you get, and you have to work to keep it.
I want to be the best, and the best work. You have to earn what you get, and you have to work to keep it.
Playing the game was the easy part. The real work was in the preparation.
Playing the game was the easy part. The real work was in the preparation.
Anyone can forget about talent, but if you're a good person, your name will be remembered a long time.
Anyone can forget about talent, but if you’re a good person, your name will be remembered a long time.
My mother's the most special person in my life. I consider her my MVP Most Valuable Parent.
My mother’s the most special person in my life. I consider her my MVP: Most Valuable Parent.

4 Motivational Alex Rodriguez Quotes on Success

“This is how I define grace: you’re on the main stage, and it looks like it has been rehearsed 100 times, everything goes so smoothly. That’s where I get my confidence and success, from knowing that I have an edge because I know I’m prepared.”

Alex Rodriguez
Enjoy your sweat because hard work doesn't guarantee success, but without it you don't have a chance.
Enjoy your sweat because hard work doesn’t guarantee success, but without it you don’t have a chance.
You can have fun, respect the game and also play it hard. When you have that combination, you're going to put yourself in a position to be successful.
You can have fun, respect the game and also play it hard. When you have that combination, you’re going to put yourself in a position to be successful.
Keep reading books, stay in school. I encourage kids to read as much as they can, I challenge you to read a book every two weeks, like I try to.
Keep reading books, stay in school. I encourage kids to read as much as they can, I challenge you to read a book every two weeks, like I try to.

7 Inspirational Alex Rodriguez Quotes About Life

I just hope that as I get older, I calm down and enjoy the moment, enjoy the great gifts that God has given me.
I just hope that as I get older, I calm down and enjoy the moment, enjoy the great gifts that God has given me.
Some things are meant to be and if it was, you will know it.
Some things are meant to be and if it was, you will know it.
I have incredible motivation to go out and improve every day.
I have incredible motivation to go out and improve every day.
Leadership is a role you have to earn in order to be effective.
Leadership is a role you have to earn in order to be effective.
I'm grateful for every day.
I’m grateful for every day.
I never like to think about going back; I only look forward.
I never like to think about going back; I only look forward.
I've always enjoyed challenges.
I’ve always enjoyed challenges.

20 Alex Rodriguez Quotes on Playing the Game

“I’m focusing on what I haven’t attained, not what I have. A lot has come to me early. I don’t want to get consumed with that. Winners live in the present tense. People who come up short are consumed with future or past. I want to be living in the now. My goal is to play one full game in the now, but I haven’t even gotten past the first inning yet. I start thinking about where my mom is or if my dogs have been fed. The average human has 2,000 thoughts a day. The really accomplished have 1,500 because you can focus longer. I need to learn how to focus longer.”

Alex Rodriguez
I've done a lot of special things in this game, and for none of that to be considered clutch, it's an injustice.
I’ve done a lot of special things in this game, and for none of that to be considered clutch, it’s an injustice.

“I love the challenge of the game. I love the work. My goal right now is to have a season next year that will make people forget about this one. I’ll use things like this for motivation. I’m pumped. I’m hungry.”

Alex Rodriguez
I'm very thankful to the Yankees and to Major League Baseball for allowing me to play this game.
I’m very thankful to the Yankees and to Major League Baseball for allowing me to play this game.
I had a great year and left my guts out on the field.
I had a great year and left my guts out on the field.

“No athlete ever ends his or her career the way you want to. We all want to play forever. But it doesn’t work that way. Accepting the end gracefully is part of being a professional athlete.”

Alex Rodriguez
It's tougher when you're established. Before, I'd see 13, 14, 15 pitches that I could drive in a game. Now, I see one, two or three, so I have to be better.
It’s tougher when you’re established. Before, I’d see 13, 14, 15 pitches that I could drive in a game. Now, I see one, two or three, so I have to be better.
When I entered the pros, I was a young kid in the major leagues. I was 18 years old, right out of high school. I thought I knew everything, and I clearly didn't.
When I entered the pros, I was a young kid in the major leagues. I was 18 years old, right out of high school. I thought I knew everything, and I clearly didn’t.

“I will say this: when you take any substance, especially in baseball, it’s half mental and half physical. If you take this glass of water and you say, ‘I’m going to be a better baseball player,’ then you probably will be.”

Alex Rodriguez
What I found is that experience in the World Series made me connect more with the fans.
What I found is that experience in the World Series made me connect more with the fans.
I'm never happy with my performance.
I’m never happy with my performance.
I've played almost 22 years in the major leagues, and I've never sat on the bench.
I’ve played almost 22 years in the major leagues, and I’ve never sat on the bench.
I feel like I owe the Yankee fan base my A-game.
I feel like I owe the Yankee fan base my A-game.
I had the greatest year of my career in 2007. It's a year that I'm very proud of.
I had the greatest year of my career in 2007. It’s a year that I’m very proud of.
When I grew up, baseball was the No. 1 sport.
When I grew up, baseball was the No. 1 sport.
In baseball, 30 days is an eternity.
In baseball, 30 days is an eternity.
All I want to do is play baseball.
All I want to do is play baseball.
I went over a year without playing baseball. At 39, not playing for a year, a year and a half, there were a lot of nights I was saying, 'This is going to be tough.'
I went over a year without playing baseball. At 39, not playing for a year, a year and a half, there were a lot of nights I was saying, ‘This is going to be tough.’
My father played baseball. That's what I know to do. That's my gift. God has given me the greatest gift. And that's what I love to do.
My father played baseball. That’s what I know to do. That’s my gift. God has given me the greatest gift. And that’s what I love to do.
The more you play baseball, the less depends on your athletic ability. It's a mental war more than anything.
The more you play baseball, the less depends on your athletic ability. It’s a mental war more than anything.

2 Alex Rodriguez Quotes on Singing

I'm a terrible singer. I feel lucky to play baseball. You can't be gifted in everything.
I’m a terrible singer. I feel lucky to play baseball. You can’t be gifted in everything.
Why do people sing Take Me Out to The Ballgame when they're already there?
Why do people sing Take Me Out to The Ballgame when they’re already there?

3 Alex Rodriguez Quotes on being a Father

My girls are great at making fun of Dad. They're never impressed with anything I do. I love that. I hope that never changes.
My girls are great at making fun of Dad. They’re never impressed with anything I do. I love that. I hope that never changes.
The births of my two daughters were the two greatest moments of my life.
The births of my two daughters were the two greatest moments of my life.
My daughters think I am a terrible cook, but I try really hard. I would really like to be a better cook.
My daughters think I am a terrible cook, but I try really hard. I would really like to be a better cook.

2 Alex Rodriguez Quotes on Making Mistakes

Like everyone else, I've made a lot of mistakes in my life. The only way I know how to handle them is to learn from them and move forward.
Like everyone else, I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life. The only way I know how to handle them is to learn from them and move forward.
I take full responsibility for the mistakes that led to my suspension for the 2014 season.
I take full responsibility for the mistakes that led to my suspension for the 2014 season.

20 Alex Rodriguez Quotes that Will Make You Think

“I had a very complex childhood, and when I met my wife, because she has a master’s in psychology, she promoted me into getting help. It really has helped. I’m not healed yet, but I’m working on some issues I had as a child.”

Alex Rodriguez
Balsamic vinaigrette, Tabasco, and giblets. Then let it boil.
Balsamic vinaigrette, Tabasco, and giblets. Then let it boil.
I'm not a real vocal guy, but sometimes you need to kick someone in the a.
I’m not a real vocal guy, but sometimes you need to kick someone in the a**.
I would like to help out in financial literacy for the Hispanic community and the athletic community.
I would like to help out in financial literacy for the Hispanic community and the athletic community.
I've always said I'm a teacher at heart.
I’ve always said I’m a teacher at heart.

“I have a big scar in my thigh from a dog bite by my German shepherd. His name was Ripper. He was trying to get in a fight with another dog, and I tried to break it up, and he got me pretty good.”

Alex Rodriguez
I've been humbled by the reception I've received everywhere.
I’ve been humbled by the reception I’ve received everywhere.
I don't trust anyone except a very, very few people.
I don’t trust anyone except a very, very few people.
I just don't see the light. Where is the light What am I in this for
I just don’t see the light. Where is the light? What am I in this for?
I like Jay Z, Journey, and Kings of Leon.
I like Jay Z, Journey, and Kings of Leon.
I'm guilty for a lot of things.
I’m guilty for a lot of things.
You get to a point where you get tired of being stupid and selfish and not being honest with yourself.
You get to a point where you get tired of being stupid and selfish and not being honest with yourself.
Having the respect of your peers means the world to me.
Having the respect of your peers means the world to me.
My style is not to challenge anything.
My style is not to challenge anything.
I can't really decide for other people what to think.
I can’t really decide for other people what to think.
I just want to be able to communicate with my fan base.
I just want to be able to communicate with my fan base.
There's absolutely no comparisons to me or anyone else to Willie Mays. Willie Mays, he's the greatest baseball player of all time.
There’s absolutely no comparisons to me or anyone else to Willie Mays. Willie Mays, he’s the greatest baseball player of all time.
There are a lot of people who don't like me.
There are a lot of people who don’t like me.
I love New York.
I love New York.
I don't like talking about my relationships.
I don’t like talking about my relationships.

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