“Leadership, like coaching, is fighting for the hearts and souls of men and getting them

“I never left the field saying I could have done more to get ready and

“During my 18 years I came to bat almost 10,000 times. I struck out about

“The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that

“The hardest skill to acquire in this sport is the one where you compete all

“When you win, say nothing, when you lose, say less.”

“You’ve got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence

“Stubbornness usually is considered a negative; but I think that trait has been a positive

“One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make

“Most talented players don’t always succeed. Some don’t even make the team. It’s more what’s

“It ain’t about how hard you can hit. It’s about how hard you can get

“You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself,your own highest standards, and

“The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self-improvement, about being better than you were

“Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.”

“How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determinewhat you become after


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