Pete Rose Best Quotes

Peter Edward “Pete” Rose, also known by his nickname “Charlie Hustle”, is a former Major League Baseball player and manager. Rose played from 1963 to 1986, and managed from 1984 to 1989. Enjoy Pete Rose’s best quotes below.

Pete Rose
“My father taught me that the only way you can make good at anything is to practice, and then practice some more.”
“If somebody is gracious enough to give me a second chance, I won’t need a third.”
“I’d walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball.”
“Somebody’s gotta win and somebody’s gotta lose and I believe in letting the other guy lose.”
“No matter how many times you say you’re sorry, somebody is not going to hear you.”
“I never gave up as a player, and I won’t give up as someone who wants to go to the Hall of Fame, because it’s the ultimate goal for a baseball player or a football player or a basketball player.”
“Willie Mays could throw better, and Hank Aaron could hit more home runs. But I’ve got enthusiasm. I’ve got desire. I’ve got hustle. Those are God-given talents, too.”
“I would think if someone connected to steroids made the Hall of Fame, that would enhance my chances of making the Hall of Fame.”
“It’s a round ball and a round bat, and you got to hit it square.”
“I owe baseball. Baseball don’t owe me a damn thing.”
“There is an old saying that money can’t buy happiness. If it could, I would buy myself four hits every game.”
“If you screw up and do something, don’t lie about it; come clean.”
“I’m just like everybody else. I have two arms, two legs and four-thousand hits.”
“Are you tall? Are you strong? How big are your hands? You must be honest with yourself or you will end up using the wrong bat.”
“Some players you pat their butts, some players you kick their butts, some players you leave alone.”
“See the ball; hit the ball.”
“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.”
“I admitted I bet on baseball, but I wasn’t suspended from baseball for betting on baseball.”
“Your obligation as a base runner is to try and be safe within the rules. OK?”
“A team will take on its manager’s personality. If it’s a laid back manager, you’ll have a laid back personality. The players will see that if it’s OK for the Manager to be laid back, then you’ll have a laid back team.”
“Baseball is an individual game, but it should never be a personal game.”
“Am I still in uniform? Then I ain’t retired.”
“I came to Vegas because I work 20 days a month here; I couldn’t live anywhere else.”
“I don’t go to bed every night worried about getting back into baseball.”
“I played with 11 Hall of Famers and played against 52 Hall of Famers, and I don’t know any of them linked to steroids.”

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