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Sparky Anderson Quotes

I hope you find these Sparky Anderson Quotes inspiring and motivational.

You give us the pitching some of these clubs have and no one could touch us,
but God has a way of not arranging that,
because it's not as much fun.
- Sparky Anderson

A baseball manager is a necessary evil.
- Sparky Anderson

People who live in the past generally are afraid to compete in the present.
I've got my faults, but living in the past is not one of them.
There's no future in it.
- Sparky Anderson

Just give me 25 guys on the last year of their contracts;
I'll win a pennant every year.
- Sparky Anderson


 

The great thing about baseball is when you're done,
you'll only tell your grandchildren the good things.
If they ask me about 1989, I'll tell them I had amnesia.
- Sparky Anderson

I don't believe a manager ever won a pennant.
Casey Stengel won all those pennants with the Yankees.
How many did he win with the Boston Braves and Mets?
- Sparky Anderson

We're the best team in baseball, but not by much.
- Sparky Anderson


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The only reason I'm coming out here tomorrow is the schedule says I have to.
- Sparky Anderson

It's a terrible thing to have to tell your fans,
who have waited like Detroit's have,
that their team won't win it this year.
But it's better than lying to them.
- Sparky Anderson

I only had a high school education and believe me,
I had to cheat to get that.
- Sparky Anderson

If I ever find a pitcher who has heat,
a good curve, and a slider, I might seriously consider marrying him,
or at least proposing.
- Sparky Anderson

My idea of managing is giving the ball to Tom Seaver
and sitting down and watching him work.
- Sparky Anderson

Casey knew his baseball.
He only made it look like he was fooling around.
He knew every move that was ever invented and some
that we haven't even caught on to yet.
- Sparky Anderson

Success is the person who year after year reaches the
highest limits in his field.
- Sparky Anderson

I understand people who boo us.
It's like going to Broadway show, you pay for your
tickets and expect to be entertained.
When you're not, you have a right to complain.
- Sparky Anderson

The only thing I believe is this: A player does not
have to like a manager and he does not have to respect a manager.
All he has to do is obey the rules.
- Sparky Anderson

Me carrying a briefcase is like a hotdog wearing earrings.
- Sparky Anderson

The players make the manager, it's never the other way.
- Sparky Anderson

Good seasons start with good beginnings.
- Sparky Anderson

I don't want to embarrass any other catcher by comparing him to Johnny Bench.
- Sparky Anderson

Baseball is a simple game.
If you have good players and if you keep them in the
right frame of mind then the manager is a success.
- Sparky Anderson

Players have two things to do.
Play and keep their mouths shut.
- Sparky Anderson

They say the first World Series is the one you remember most.
No, no no.
I guarantee you don't remember that one because the
fantasy world you always dreamed about is suddenly real.
- Sparky Anderson

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

You can't cross the sea merely by
standing and staring at the water.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

Celebrate what you want to see more of.
- Tom Peters

It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

As you awaken,
may your dreams greet you by name,
and may you answer, "Yes!"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

If you ask a stupid question, you may feel stupid;
if you don't ask a stupid question, you remain stupid.
- Tony Rothman

Commitment cannot be taught;
it can only be caught.
I refer to the crusading spirit.
Without the crusading spirit,
you may have the starting power
but not the staying power.
- Jimmy Yen

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked,
in which you can walk with love and reverence.
- Henry David Thoreau

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

I love you just the way you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Always listen to the experts.
They'll tell you what can't be done and why.
Then do it.
- Robert Heinlein

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
- Robert H. Schuller


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