Category Archives: Inspiring Sports Quotes

Mr. Baseball

“I make fun of situations and try to find the humor in things, but it’s never at the expense of the other guy.” Bob Uecker Bob Uecker played professional baseball for 12 years and accumulated Major League time with the … Continue reading

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T.J.

“Just let kids be kids. You get a parent that sees a kid has ability and he will hire coaches. They’ll train year-round and then they’ll wonder why the kid’s arm goes at 13 years-old.” Tommy John Tommy John pitched … Continue reading

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DJ

“There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you.” Derek Jeter Derek Jeter has been the New York Yankees’ shortstop since 1996. Jeter won the American League’s Rookie … Continue reading

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Bobby “Slick” Leonard in NBA Hall of Fame

“I’m happy to get in (Basketball Hall of Fame). They must have run out of old guys.” Bobby “Slick” Leonard Bobby “Slick” Leonard is a lifelong Hoosier, born in Terre Haute. He was a two-time All-America at Indiana University. In … Continue reading

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Mo

“I don’t think any professional accepts defeat.” Mariano Rivera 43 year-old Mariano Rivera has retired from baseball. Rivera is baseball’s all-time saves leader with 652. Mariano Rivera is a 13-time All-Star and a five time World Champion. Rivera won the … Continue reading

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Nellie

“If a ballplayer is satisfied, he’s going to slip. You have to keep fighting to improve.” Hall of Famer Nellie Fox Nellie Fox was a 12-time All-Star who won the American League’s Most Valuable Player Award in 1959. Fox was … Continue reading

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Big Klu

“How hard is hitting? Walk into a pitch black room with furniture that you have never been in before..and then try to walk through it without bumping into anything. Well, it’s harder than that.” Ted Kluszewski Ted Kluszewski played in … Continue reading

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