Pete Rose

Born: April 14, 1941

Occupation: Baseball player

Quotes of Pete Rose

Pete Rose

Brooks Robinson belongs in a higher league.

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Pete Rose

I haven't missed a game in two-and-a-half years. I go to the park as sick as a dog and, when I see my uniform hanging there, I get well right now. Then I see some of you guys (media) and I get sick again.

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Pete Rose

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

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Pete Rose

I'm not bad (his speed). I'm no Joe Morgan, but I'm pretty good for a white guy.

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Pete Rose

I told him (Pete Rose, Jr.) who to watch. I said if you want to be a catcher, watch Johnny Bench. If you want to be a right-handed power hitter, watch Mike Schmidt. If you just want to be a hitter, watch...

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People say I don't have great tools. They say that I can't throw like Ellis Valentine or run like Tim Raines or hit with power like Mike Schmidt. Who can? I make up for it in other ways, by putting out...

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Pete Rose

Pressure? Well it ain't hitting in forty-four straight games, because I done that and it was fun. The playoffs are pressure.

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Pete Rose

I owe baseball. Baseball don't owe me a damn thing.

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Pete Rose

I don't go to bed every night worried about getting back into baseball.

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Pete Rose

You know, baseball's not stupid. Baseball does what the fans want, usually.

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Pete Rose

I can't remember, I wish I could remember the first time I bet on baseball.

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Pete Rose

I bet on the game of baseball and I bet on my team, even the mistakes I made, I have to take a different look at someone betting against their own team... that's throwing the game.

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No one ever asked what was my relationship with Bart Giamatti. We used to talk about baseball a lot as a player and a commissioner, just talk about the game, what could we do to help the game, where's...

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Pete Rose

Sure I do, and if someone paid you six-thousand dollars a game, you'd have fun as well.

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Pete Rose

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

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Pete Rose

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 (Ty) Cobb.

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Pete Rose

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

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Pete Rose

When you play this game twenty years, go to bat ten-thousand times, and get three-thousand hits, do you know what that means? You've gone zero for seven-thousand.

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Pete Rose

Concentration is that ability to not think about anything.

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Pete Rose

If baseball wants to get you, they've got enough resources and enough investigators that they'll find a way to get you.

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Pete Rose

Among many U. S. wine consumers, California holds a strong position.

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Pete Rose

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

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Pete Rose

Day after day there are lots of fans here and it helps a lot with them out there rooting for us.

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Pete Rose

What's the game coming to? Evidently the guys making all these rules never played the game of baseball.

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Pete Rose

I made mistakes. I can’t whine about it. I’m the one that messed up and I’m paying the consequences. However, if I am given a second chance, I won’t need a third chance. And to be honest with you,...

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Pete Rose

If I had admitted my guilt, it would have been the same as putting my head on the chopping block - lifetime ban. Death penalty. I spent my entire life on the baseball fields of America, and I was not going...

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Pete Rose

Jay Z got Cano a big raise, but he got him an extra 30-day vacation -- and it’s called October,

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Pete Rose

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

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Pete Rose

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

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Pete Rose

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

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Pete Rose

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

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Pete Rose

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

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Pete Rose

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

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Pete Rose

With the money I'm making, I should be playing two positions.

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Pete Rose

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

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Pete Rose

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.

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Pete Rose

I admitted I bet on baseball, but I wasn't suspended from baseball for betting on baseball.

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Pete Rose

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

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Pete Rose

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.

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Pete Rose

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...

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Pete Rose

You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possibly be - in baseball and in life.

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Pete Rose

He (Eric Davis) gets power from his bat speed.....it's like he has cork in his arms.

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Pete Rose

Don Gullett's the only guy who can throw a baseball through a car wash and not get the ball wet.

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Pete Rose

You know what God told the Cubs? Don't do anything until I come back.

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Pete Rose

The only way I can't hit .300 is if there's something physically wrong with me.

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Pete Rose

It's easy to practice something that you are good at, and that is what most people do. Wat's tough is to go ot and to work hard on the things that you don't do very well.

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Pete Rose

Never bet on baseball.

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Pete Rose

When you step into the batter's box, have nothing on your mind except baseball.

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Pete Rose

If you have someone equal in ability to me I will beat him every time because I will try harder.

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Pete Rose

I'd be willing to bet you, if I was a betting man, that I have never bet on baseball.

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Pete Rose

Creating success is tough. But keeping it is tougher. You have to keep producing, you can't ever stop.

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Pete Rose

See the ball; hit the ball.

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Pete Rose

A hitter's impatience is the pitcher's biggest advantage.

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Pete Rose

If somebody is gracious enough to give me a second chance, I won't need a third.

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Pete Rose

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.

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“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”

― Dr. Seuss