Nolan Ryan Quotes


33 Nolan Ryan quotes:



"Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt. Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent."
"My ability to throw a baseball was a gift. It was a God-given gift. And I am truly appreciative of that gift. It took me a while to figure that out... and when I finally did, I dedicated myself to be the best pitcher I possibly could be, for as long as I possibly could be."
Author: Ryan Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"Baseball life is a tough life on the family."
"And because of our friendship and Tom pushing me, I think I got in the best shape of my life during the years that I was with the Rangers."
"And I can remember walking off the airplane in Houston, coming home from Atlanta, and it probably being the lowest day in my career."
"And I'm a believer that you take a negative and turn it into a positive, and as it turned out, it was one of the best things that ever happened to me. And so I do appreciate the Ranger staff and the Ranger organization for giving me that opportunity."
"And that's what makes this a great game, is the support and the commitment that the fans give the game."
"And then when I went to stay in '68, I can honestly say that I was not focused on my career and on what it took to be a major league pitcher and to be a starting pitcher."
"And to play as long as I did and to have a family you have to be very blessed and I was with my wife Ruth. Ruth, I appreciate the job you did, and my three fine children, Reid, Reese, and Wendy."
"And when I retired, trust me, not only did Nolan Ryan, but the entire Ryan family had withdrawals from baseball. And it was tough."
"And when I went to Houston, they had a conditioning coach by the name of Gene Coleman. And that was the first time I had gone to an organization that had a program with a weight room and designed specifically for pitchers."
"I always thought that there was going to be life after baseball, and so I designed that in my life I would have other interests after baseball that I would be able to step into. And I didn't realize the grip that baseball had on me and on my family."
"I am going to spend my time today just thanking the people that played a role in my career, because I truly do believe that I was blessed by a lot of people that paths crossed mine as I went down the road in my career."
"I came into the game when I broke into the major leagues, the minimum salary was seven thousand dollars, and I'd have to go home in the wintertime and get a job."
"I can honestly say it took two full years for me to get over the fact that I was no longer a baseball player."
"I feel very fortunate that I played for the four organizations I did."
"I had the pleasure, as Robin said, to live a childhood dream as many young Americans and Puerto Rican children live that play youth baseball. And I feel honored and very thankful for that opportunity."
"I like to refer to my years with the Angels as the foundation of my career."
"It took me a while to figure that out and to realize what a gift that I had been given. And when I finally did, I dedicated myself to be the best pitcher I possibly could be, for as long as I possibly could be."
"My parents played a very big role in my life and as growing up as the last of six children I didn't realize the influence that my parents had on me."



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