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Top 25 Most Famous Ernie Banks Quotes (BASEBALL)

Top 10 Most Famous Ernie Banks Quotes (BEST)

“I’m different from those that swing hard. Can’t follow the pitch if I try to slug. I whip the bat with my wrists, with a snap. This way I can wait longer to swing.”

Ernie Banks
It's a beautiful day for a ballgame… Let's play two!
It’s a beautiful day for a ballgame… Let’s play two!
You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace.
You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren’t happy in one place, chances are you won’t be happy anyplace.
Work? I never worked a day in my life. I always loved what I was doing, had a passion for it.
Work? I never worked a day in my life. I always loved what I was doing, had a passion for it.
Awards mean a lot, but they don't say it all. The people in baseball mean more to me than statistics.
Awards mean a lot, but they don’t say it all. The people in baseball mean more to me than statistics.
The riches of the game are in the thrills, not the money.
The riches of the game are in the thrills, not the money.
I like my players to be married and in debt. That's the way you motivate them.
I like my players to be married and in debt. That’s the way you motivate them.
The only way to prove that you're a good sport is to lose.
The only way to prove that you’re a good sport is to lose.
For one thing, I want to make sure that the elevated always stops at Wrigley Field.
For one thing, I want to make sure that the elevated always stops at Wrigley Field.
Loyalty and friendship, which is to me the same, created all the wealth that I've ever thought I'd have.
Loyalty and friendship, which is to me the same, created all the wealth that I’ve ever thought I’d have.

5 Inspirational Ernie Banks Quotes on Friendships (LOYALTY)

“My theme is, ‘The spirit of friendship is the balance of life.’ Not money. Not the World Series. It’s friendship. The relationships I have with people, that’s enough to keep me happy.”

Ernie Banks
But it all comes down to friendship, treating people right.
But it all comes down to friendship, treating people right.

“I meet a lot of people that grew up with my career and have retired, and I just want to talk to them. I like to get a feeling from them, a feeling of the old times.”

Ernie Banks
When you do things to try to help people and share things, it really comes back to you. I try to do that.
When you do things to try to help people and share things, it really comes back to you. I try to do that.
I learned from Mr. Wrigley, early in my career, that loyalty wins and it creates friendships. I saw it work for him in his business.
I learned from Mr. Wrigley, early in my career, that loyalty wins and it creates friendships. I saw it work for him in his business.

8 Ernie Banks Quotes on Baseball (CUBS)

“I guess my critics say, ‘He must be crazy. Nothing can be that beautiful.’ But when you think that there are so many people around the world who have nothing, you realize how lucky you are to be making a living in the big leagues.”

Ernie Banks
I don't try to hit home runs. I just try to meet the ball and get base hits.
I don’t try to hit home runs. I just try to meet the ball and get base hits.

“People ask me a lot about the values I got from playing for the Cubs for so many years. The value I got out of it was patience. A lot of people these days are not very patient.”

Ernie Banks
I hit a home run in my first game, and they told me to go into the stands and pass my cap around. I made six dollars in nickels, dimes, and quarters.
I hit a home run in my first game, and they told me to go into the stands and pass my cap around. I made six dollars in nickels, dimes, and quarters.

“It would be a lot different for me because there is a lot of information that you need to know about as a player. How pitchers are pitching you, how defenses are playing, certain situations about certain pitchers.”

Ernie Banks
My long-range mission is to be the first athlete to win the Nobel Prize.
My long-range mission is to be the first athlete to win the Nobel Prize.
Happiness is going eyeball-to-eyeball with those Cub fans. That's really what I appreciated most about playing in Wrigley Field.
Happiness is going eyeball-to-eyeball with those Cub fans. That’s really what I appreciated most about playing in Wrigley Field.
I'd like to get to the last game of the World Series at Wrigley Field and hit three homers. That was what I always wanted to do.
I’d like to get to the last game of the World Series at Wrigley Field and hit three homers. That was what I always wanted to do.

2 Ernie Banks Quotes About Life

It's a kind of philosophy of my own life, to create the energy enough to keep on going.
It’s a kind of philosophy of my own life, to create the energy enough to keep on going.
I thought talking to human beings was just something that could make things complicated and unpleasant. So I didn't talk much. I just watched people.
I thought talking to human beings was just something that could make things complicated and unpleasant. So I didn’t talk much. I just watched people.

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