Frank Robinson Quotes


49 Frank Robinson quotes:



"If we're going to start complaining about the size of this ballpark, or whatever now, we just might as well pack [it] in and go home. Because if we don't, they're going to be putting us in a little white jacket and carting us out of here."
"It's just fool around with the lineup and seeing how it operates and how it produces, certain guys hitting in certain spots."
"Close don't count in baseball. Close only counts in horseshoes and grenades."
"To me, anybody who plays this game who's not injured can give you 100 percent. Now, maybe your 100 percent may be different than my 100 percent. But you can run hard, run the best you possibly can . . ."
Author: Robinson Quotes Category: Game Quotes
"But I'm not going to walk Barry Bonds, like some teams do, in the first inning with nobody on."
"I haven't seen a player in this game, as long as I've been in it, that can't be pitched to... Barry is an outstanding ballplayer. I respect him an awful lot. I also have confidence in my pitchers that they can pitch to Barry Bonds and get him out."
"I just didn't have anything to say, so I said nothing."
"People come out to see the players. When do you see a manager anyway? When he's out on the field arguing with the umpires, making a fool of himself and you know you can't win, and when he brings out the line-up card."
"The way we're going... if I called up another pitcher, he'd just hang up the phone on me."
"It seems like every staff has a guy that a team scores runs for, and then there's this hard-luck guy that they don't score runs for. This may be his year to get the run support."
Author: Robinson Quotes Category: Luck Quotes
"When a guy is maybe on the lower end of the pain threshold, we have a tendency to maybe be a little critical of him and say what he should do and what he should be able to do. All I know is an individual knows himself and he knows what he is able to handle as far as pain is concerned."
Author: Robinson Quotes Category: Pain Quotes
"That year, you can put it in a capsule, ... After the trade, everything kind of fell into place. We won the league championship. You go to the World Series against the mighty Dodgers and you sweep them in four games. It was one of those years you just didn't dream about."
Author: Robinson Quotes Category: Trade Quotes
"As well as he could be under the circumstances. He's not down in the dumps or whatever. He's still operating in the office. But he's just like anyone else who's going through what he's going through right now. He's not as excited as he normally would be. But he sounded pretty good to me."
"I don't need an explanation. I don't want to hear it, as a matter of fact. There's no excuse for that. There's no excuse for either one of them."
Author: Robinson Quotes Category: Excuse Quotes
"It's an honor, no question,"
Author: Robinson Quotes Category: Honor Quotes
"You have to have a short memory as a closer."
"It's nice to come into a town and be referred to as the manager of the Cleveland Indians instead of as the first black manager."
Author: Robinson Quotes Category: American Athlete Quotes Cleveland Quotes
"All in all, I wouldn't call it a bad outing. It was a short outing."
"I always tried to do the best. I knew I couldn't always be the best, but I tried to be."
"I didn't think he was going after hitters, ... He was walking himself into trouble and he was one base hit from blowing the game open."
Author: Robinson Quotes Category: Trouble Quotes



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