“Those of us lucky enough to be part of the game have a tremendous responsibility — we’re charged with giving back to the game all the good things the game has given us.”

- Sparky Anderson

“I read where Roger Clemens said it was a goal of his. To me, that’s like planning for the ninth inning when you’re in the first. I don’t know many players who have set out to make the Hall of Fame, and I’ve played with both Frank (Robinson) and Brooks Robinson. I remember talking to Brooks about it one time, and it was like it hadn’t even occurred to him. If Brooks Robinson didn’t have the right to think about it, who did?” - Jim Palmer

“Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing.”

“Coaching is a profession of love. You can’t coach people unless you love them.”
- Eddie Robinson

“A pitcher needs two pitches, one they’re looking for and one to cross them up.”

“I learn teaching from teachers… I learn winning from coaches.
- Harvey Penick

“It’s not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it’s what you put into the practice.”
- Eric Lindros

“I’ve never known anybody to achieve anything without overcoming adversity.”- Lou Holtz

“Kids today are looking for idols, but sometimes they look too far… They don’t have to look any farther than their home because those are the people that love you. They are the real heroes.”
- Bobby Bonilla

Make sure that team members know they are working with you, not for you.
-John Wooden

“A coach’s main job is to reawaken a spirit in which the players can blend together effortlessly.”
- Phil Jackson

A good professional athlete must have the love of a little boy. And the good players feel the kind of love for the game that they did when they were Little Leaguers.
- Tom Seaver

“A winner never whines.”
- Paul Brown

“There is no time to fool around when you practice.
Every drill must have a purpose.
I try to never get away from that…habits are important”

-Albert Pujols

“You know this baseball game of ours comes up from the youth. That means the boys. And after you’ve been a boy, and grow up to know how to play ball, then you come to ‘watch’ the boys you see representing themselves today in our national pastime.”
-George Herman ‘Babe’ Ruth

“I attribute being a good center fielder to many things, but being outside with friends as a kid, running around and racing, that was a big part of it.”

-Torii Hunter

“You have to concentrate on the swing.”
-Miguel Cabrera

“There is a lot of work that needs to be done to keep your swing right.”

-Mark Teixeira

“I played all the different sports growing up and always knew I was the fast kid. I played all those different sports, and it (speed) helped in all of them.”
-Jacoby Ellsbury