Pete Rose quote

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

Pete Rose

Born: April 14, 1941

Occupation: Baseball player

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Brooks Robinson belongs in a higher league.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Concentration is that ability to not think about anything.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Never bet on baseball.

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

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

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

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

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See the ball; hit the ball.

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

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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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A good lead-off hitter is a pain in the ass to pitchers.

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The biggest advantage to believing in God is you don't have to understand anything, no physics, no biology. I wanted to understand.

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Hannah Hurnard

When you wear the weed of impatience in your heart instead of the flower Acceptance-with-Joy, you will always find your enemies get an advantage over you.

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Natural grass is a wonderful thing for little bugs and sinkerball pitchers.

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The best pitchers have a short term memory and a bullet proof confidence.

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Patience as we wait to take action is a kind of compassionate mind. Impatience on the other hand can be a source of failure.

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Impatience is a hindrance. As with all things if you attempt to take shortcuts, the final destination will rarely be as good and may even be attainable.

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Twenty games is the magic figure for pitchers - .300 is the magic figures for batters. It pays off in salary and reputation. And those are the two things that keep a ballplayer in business.

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A team of giants needs giant pitchers who throw good ideas but every pitcher needs an outstanding catcher. Without giant catchers, the ideas of the giant pitchers may eventually disappear.

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Impatience is not the least of your faults, Malik, it is a kind of greed and someday it may see you undone.

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Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.

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B.K.S. Iyengar

The decision to relax rather than to grip, even in the face of impatience or fear, is a conscious and brave choice.

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