Pete Rose Quotes

Who is Pete Rose?

Peter Edward Rose Sr. AKA "Charlie Hustle" is an American former professional baseball player and manager.

Born April 14, 1941

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Best 33 Quotes by Pete Rose – Page 1 of 2

“A hitter's impatience is the pitcher's biggest advantage.”

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

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

“Baseball is an individual game, but it should never be a personal game.”

“Concentration is that ability to not think about anything.”

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

“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.”

“Don Gullett's the only guy who can throw a baseball through a car wash and not get the ball wet.”

“Every time I step up to the plate, I expect to get a hit. If I don't expect to get a hit, I have no right to step into the batter's box in the first place.”

“I don't smoke. Smoking will hurt you when you try to run out a triple.”

“I made mistakes. I can’t whine about it. I’m the one that messed up and I’m paying the consequences.”

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

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

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

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

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

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“Whenever I have friends over, we end up eating and talking and losing track of time, and, once in a while, singing karaoke. It reminds me of the family meals we had in Russia, which always lasted a very long time. That's a tradition I miss.”


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“If you screw up and do something, don't lie about it; come clean.”

“If you're not active and you don't watch what you eat, you can get big as a horse.”

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

“It's easy to practice something that you are good at, and that is what most people do. What's tough is to go out and to work hard on the things that you don't do very well.”

“My father taught me that the only way you can make good at anything is to practice, and then practice some more.”

“Once you accept defeat, it becomes ease to lose. If defeat comes, face it and take it, but don't accept it.”

“Practice the game the way you're going to play the game. Practice hard and play hard. Run hard and above all else, hustle every moment you're on the field where you are practicing or playing in a game.”

“Singles hitters drive Fords. Home-run hitters drive Cadillacs.”

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

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

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

“The thing I would like most to leave behind is to be remembered for trying hard.”

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“Unfortunately, gambling and winning don't often go hand-in-hand.”

“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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“When you look in the mirror what do you see? Do you see the real you, or what you have been conditioned to believe is you?”


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