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25 Most Famous Rogers Hornsby Quotes (BASEBALL)

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I don't like to sound egotistical, but every time I stepped up to the plate with a bat in my hands, I couldn't help but feel sorry for the pitcher.
I don’t like to sound egotistical, but every time I stepped up to the plate with a bat in my hands, I couldn’t help but feel sorry for the pitcher.
People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.
People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.
I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it.
I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don’t think about it is when I’m playing it.
A great hitter isn't born, he's made. He's made out of practice, fault correction, and confidence.
A great hitter isn’t born, he’s made. He’s made out of practice, fault correction, and confidence.
I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it.
I don’t want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it.
Any ballplayer that don't sign autographs for little kids ain't an American. He's a communist.
Any ballplayer that don’t sign autographs for little kids ain’t an American. He’s a communist.
I have only one superstition. I make sure to touch all the bases when I hit a home run.
I have only one superstition. I make sure to touch all the bases when I hit a home run.
The only way to prove you are a good sport is to lose.
The only way to prove you are a good sport is to lose.
Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball.
Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball.
Players who stand flat footed and swing with their arms are golfers, not hitters.
Players who stand flat footed and swing with their arms are golfers, not hitters.

11 Rogers Hornsby Quotes About Playing Baseball

“I’ve always played hard. If that’s rough and tough, I can’t help it. I don’t believe there’s any such thing as a good loser. I wouldn’t sit down and play a game of cards with you right now without wanting to win. If I hadn’t felt that way I wouldn’t have got very far in baseball.”

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It don't make no difference where I go or what happens, so long as I can play the full nine.
It don’t make no difference where I go or what happens, so long as I can play the full nine.
You have to be smart to be a good hitter. That's why I don't play outfield.
You have to be smart to be a good hitter. That’s why I don’t play outfield.
Good pitching will always stop good hitting, and vice versa.
Good pitching will always stop good hitting, and vice versa.
To be a good hitter you've got to do one thing - get a good ball to hit.
To be a good hitter you’ve got to do one thing – get a good ball to hit.
The home run became glorified with Babe Ruth. Starting with him, batters have been thinking in terms of how far they could hit the ball, not how often.
The home run became glorified with Babe Ruth. Starting with him, batters have been thinking in terms of how far they could hit the ball, not how often.
I always tried to hit the ball back through the box because that is the largest unprotected area.
I always tried to hit the ball back through the box because that is the largest unprotected area.
I've cheated, or someone on my team has cheated, in almost every single game I've been in.
I’ve cheated, or someone on my team has cheated, in almost every single game I’ve been in.
The big trouble is not really who isn't in the Hall of Fame, but who is. It was established for a select few.
The big trouble is not really who isn’t in the Hall of Fame, but who is. It was established for a select few.
I'd rather him (Grover Alexander) pitch a crucial game for me drunk, then anyone I've ever known sober. He was that good.
I’d rather him (Grover Alexander) pitch a crucial game for me drunk, then anyone I’ve ever known sober. He was that good.

“There is no longer any misunderstanding between us (Branch Rickey). I want to have the best year in baseball I have ever had and I want the Cardinals to have the best year it has ever had.”

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4 Rogers Hornsby Quotes About Life

I never did like to work, and I don't deny it. I'd rather read, tell stories, crack jokes, talk, and listen to good music.
I never did like to work, and I don’t deny it. I’d rather read, tell stories, crack jokes, talk, and listen to good music.
A walk is as good as a hit. In fact, it's better since you don't use up the wood.
A walk is as good as a hit. In fact, it’s better since you don’t use up the wood.
Baseball is my life, the only thing I know and can talk about. My only interest.
Baseball is my life, the only thing I know and can talk about. My only interest.
I've never been a yes man.
I’ve never been a yes man.

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