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Pete Rose Quotes

Am I still in uniform? Then I ain't retired.

Brooks Robinson belongs in a higher league.

Doctors tell me I have the body of a thirty year old. I know I have the brain of a fifteen year old. If you've got both, you can play baseball.

I was born on the day Lincoln was shot and the Titanic sank.

I'd walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball.

I'm just like everybody else. I have two arms, two legs and four-thousand hits.

I've never looked forward to a birthday like I'm looking forward to my new daughter's birthday, because two days after that is when I can apply for reinstatement.

It's a round ball and a round bat, and you got to hit it square.

My father taught me that the only way you can make good at anything is to practice, and then practice some more.

Never bet on baseball.

Playing baseball for a living is like having a license to steal.

See the ball; hit the ball.

Sliding headfirst is the safest way to get to the next base, I think, and the fastest. You don't lose your momentum, and there's one more important reason I slide headfirst, it gets my picture in the paper.

Some players you pat their butts, some players you kick their butts, some players you leave alone.

Somebody's gotta win and somebody's gotta lose and I believe in letting the other guy lose.

The greatest competitor was Bob Gibson. He worked so fast out there and he always had the hood up. He always wanted to close his own deal. He never talked to you because he was battling so hard. I sure as hell don't miss batting against him, but I miss him in the game.

The manager of a team is like a stagecoach, he can't move unless he has the horses.

The team that wins two-thirds of its one run games usually wins the pennant.

There is an old saying that money can't buy happiness. If it could, I would buy myself four hits every game.

When I get the record, all it will make me is the player with the most hits. I'm also the player with the most at bats and the most outs. I never said I was a greater player than Cobb.