Reggie Jackson Quotes

27 Reggie Jackson quotes:

"I feel that the most important requirement in success is learning to overcome failure. You must learn to tolerate it, but never accept it."
"A baseball swing is a very finely tuned instrument. It is repetition, and more repetition, then a little more after that."
"Please God, let me hit one. I'll tell everybody you did it."
"The only difference between me and those other great Yankees is my skin color."
"I have a hard time believing athletes are overpriced. If an owner is losing money, give it up. It's a business. I have trouble figuring out why owners would stay in if they're losing money."
"The greatest manager has a knack for making ballplayers think they are better than they think they are."
"I am the best in baseball."
"Fans don't boo nobodies."
"[Jackson gave a better explanation later, anyway.] He has a good move to the ball, ... He has the ability to pull the ball. He has the ability to hit the ball to leftfield. And he doesn't have enough power to get too far off the track."
Author: Jackson Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"October, that's when they pay off for playing ball."
"You don't face Nolan Ryan without your rest. He's the only guy I go against that makes me go to bed before midnight."
"I don't mind getting beaten, but I hate to lose."
"Babe Ruth was great. I'm just lucky."
"I used to dream how good it would be to be Willie Mays or Mickey Mantle. My dreams have died. Even the rotten rings aren't what they're supposed to be. I'll buy my own diamonds. I can afford it now. No one gives you anything, you've got to get it for yourself."
Author: Jackson Quotes Category: Dreams Quotes
"I didn't come to New York to be a star, I brought my star with me."
"I was reminded that when we lose and I strike out, a billion people in China don't care."
"You know, this game's not very much fun when you're only hitting .247."
"For your club to win, ... you have to pull the chain, and the rest of your club has to be right behind. That's what the special ones do."
Author: Jackson Quotes Category: Rest Quotes
"When you've played this game for ten years and gone to bat seven-thousand times and gotten two-thousand hits do you know what that really means? It means you've gone zero for five-thousand."
"In the building I live in on Park Avenue there are ten people who could buy the Yankees, but none of them could hit the ball out of Yankee Stadium."

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