Carl Yastrzemski quotes

  • I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it.
    -- Carl Yastrzemski

    #Baseball #Dream #Morning

  • When they knock you down, you not only have to get up, but you have to make it clear that you won't be knocked down a second time.
    -- Carl Yastrzemski

    #Baseball #Knocked Down #Clear

  • And if I have my choice between a pennant and a triple crown, I'll take the pennant every time.
    -- Carl Yastrzemski

    #Choices #Crowns

  • You don't always make an out. Sometimes the pitcher gets you out.
    -- Carl Yastrzemski

    #Sometimes #Pitcher

  • I never stay away from workouts. I work hard. I've tried to take care of my body. I'll never look back and say that I could have done more. I've paid the price in practice, but I know I get the most out of my ability.
    -- Carl Yastrzemski

    #Workout #Hard Work #Practice

  • I was a lousy hitter in May doing the same things that made me a great hitter in June.
    -- Carl Yastrzemski

    #June #May #Made

  • The three-thousand hitting thing was the first time I let individual pressure get to me. I was uptight about it. When I saw the hit going through, I had a sigh of relief more than anything.
    -- Carl Yastrzemski

    #Relief #Three #Uptight

  • This is a strange game.
    -- Carl Yastrzemski

    #Games #Strange

  • I loved the game - I loved the competition. But I never had any fun. All hard work - all the time.
    -- Carl Yastrzemski

    #Leadership #Sports #Fun

  • I was lucky enough to have the talent to play baseball. That's how I treated my career. I didn't think I was anybody special, anybody different.
    -- Carl Yastrzemski

    #Baseball #Thinking #Play

  • I'm very pleased and very proud of my accomplishments, but I'm most proud of that (hitting four-hundred home runs and three-thousand hits). Not (Ted) Williams, not (Lou) Gehrig, not (Joe) DiMaggio did that. They were Cadillacs and I'm a Chevrolet.
    -- Carl Yastrzemski

    #Running #Home #Accomplishment

  • I remember I was a scared rookie, hitting .220 after the first three months of my baseball season, and doubting my ability.
    -- Carl Yastrzemski

    #Baseball #Doubt #Three

  • If that guy (Mickey Mantle) were healthy, he'd hit 80 home runs.
    -- Carl Yastrzemski

    #Running #Home #Guy

  • I knew when the ball was going out (over the Green Monster). It was something I worked into the decoy, but it used to tick the pitchers off. Bill Monbouquette used to say, 'Can't you at least make it look like you can catch it?' Meanwhile, the ball would be on its way over the fence to a spot three-quarters of the way out to the railroad tracks.
    -- Carl Yastrzemski

    #Track #Bills #Way

  • Ed (Runge), you're the second best umpire in the league. The other twenty-three are tied for first.
    -- Carl Yastrzemski

    #Umpires #League #Twenties

  • Anything less would not have been worthy of me. Anything more would not have been possible.
    -- Carl Yastrzemski

    #Baseball #Worthy

  • I came to love Fenway. It was a place that rejuvenated me after a road trip; the fans right on top of you, the nutty angles. And the Wall. That was my baby, the left-field wall, the Green Monster.
    -- Carl Yastrzemski

    #Baby #Wall #Green

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