Nolan Ryan Quotes

33 Nolan Ryan quotes:

"One of the beautiful things about baseball is that every once in a while you come into a situation where you want to, and where you have to, reach down and prove something."
"The demographics of the state allows for another team. Given the projected growth of the state and the demographics, I think (San Antonio) would support (a team)."
Author: Ryan Quotes Category: Growth Quotes
"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."
"For my children, they spent 15 to 20 years of their life in baseball. And Ruth and I spent so many years of our married life that that was our life. We knew nothing else."
"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
"What man in his 40s would not like to look in the mirror and find Nolan Ryan?"
"I can't think of anything more humiliating than losing a ballgame to a guy who steals home on you. It happened to me one time against Kansas City. I had a 2-2 count on the hitter - and Amos Otis broke from third. The pitch was a ball and slid in safe. I felt like a nickel."
Author: Ryan Quotes Category: Home Quotes
"Everyone has limits. You just have to learn what your own limits are and deal with them accordingly."
"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 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."
"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."
"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."
"When I got traded to the California Angels, I really wasn't that excited about going to the Angels because it meant changing leagues and also a whole new set of teammates. But shortly after I got there I realized that it was one of the best things that ever happened to me."
"It helps if the hitter thinks you're a little crazy."
"My job is to give my team a chance to win."
"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 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 feel very fortunate that I played for the four organizations I did."

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