48 Joe Torre Quotes On Sports And Friendships

Unless you have bad times, you can’t appreciate the good times.

Competing at the highest level is not about winning. It’s about preparation, courage, understanding and nurturing your people, and heart. Winning is the result.

It’s nice to be in first place. But just because you’re not on a winner doesn’t mean you’re a loser.

The fact that somebody is reducing your salary is just telling me they’re not satisfied with what you’re doing.

I have no problem with cheating. Whatever you can get away with.

There’s nothing that can replace the feeling of winning.

When I was coming home from school as a youngster, and I saw my dad’s car in the driveway, I would go to a friend’s house. I connected my dad being there with fear.

You can’t win the Kentucky Derby unless you’re on a thoroughbred.

Stress is something that is sort of out of your control. You get stressed out over looking at the finish line. Stress is something that is an outside thing. Stress is an anxiety.

I believe anybody who is not afraid to fail is a winner.

When you’re in a slump, you do something different, just to try it. I remember one time I was in a slump, and I borrowed one of Henry Aaron’s bats and hit two homers. I used my own bats the next night. I just needed a change.

We’ve got to decide, how much replay do we want? Because if you start doing it from the first inning to the ninth inning, you may have to time the game with a calendar.

If you do the best you can, you never have to look back.

By rule, the decision to reverse a call by use of instant replay is at the sole discretion of the crew chief.

In regards to steroids, I think we’re all to blame, all of baseball. I never realized how far-reaching this problem has been.

Every place where I played or managed is special to me because of the memories and the friendships that each afforded me.

That’s the sign of a good relationship, when you can pick up a phone and it doesn’t matter when the last time you spoke was.

‘Million Dollar Arm’ touches on many of the Safe At Home Foundation’s core values, such as children, teamwork and family.

I felt there was a lot of love in my house. And my mom was, you know, the basis of all that.

Spring Training is a fun time for me.

When we lost, I couldn’t sleep at night. When we win, I can’t sleep at night. But, when you win, you wake up feeling better.

¬†At 7-1, your pitching has obviously controlled that other team. At 16-10, I’m not sure when it’s safe.

Even though I was never a Yankee fan until I put on the uniform, when you think about the deep history of this organization, you always knew what the Yankees represented.

When you take a job, you don’t just accept the pats on the back. You have to accept the kicks in the pants.

After you manage the Yankees for 12 years, it’s really tough to envision going somewhere else. But then the Dodgers called.

You’re always in the storm’s eye, so to speak, when you’re with the Yankees.

Baseball, while you’re doing it, you think it’s going to last forever.

Every time I pull somebody out of the bullpen, I believe he can do the job. I have to believe it. If he doesn’t, hopefully he will do it the next time.

I think that I have a sensitivity toward people, and that is a strength.

I won’t be managing the Mets. I am closing the door on managing the Mets and probably everybody else.

I’ve enjoyed my time in the American League, the fans of Southern California and other friendships.

It’s huge. You win the first game of the series, you want to win the series.

It’s something you hope doesn’t happen. When you sign on to do a job, you hope you’ll be able to get it done. But that’s not always in your control.

My 12 years in New York were very, very special, the fans were very special, and it’s something I will take with me wherever I go and into retirement.

That’s what I’d like to think that my reputation is – being honest.

I was always a little hesitant to accuse people of loading a bat to hit a ball farther. I was always very hesitant to approach people because I never had any evidence that I had firsthand knowledge of.

I am deeply saddened and shocked at the loss of umpire Wally Bell.

My wife accuses me – and she’s probably right – that I’m sometimes oversensitive.

It’s my job that if somebody wants to have a discussion about something, I’m certainly sensitive to that, and I’m willing to do it.

There is no worse emotion than fear.

Home-plate collisions are something you cannot ignore.

As a supporter of the Prostate Cancer Foundation and their Home Run Challenge program, I am extremely grateful for the valuable partnerships and relationships built with Major League Baseball and our affiliates.

People are proud of their players.

Jerry Coleman was the kind of player who made me proud to wear the pinstripes.

First of all, you want umpires to call what they see. In the case of fair or foul, the smartest thing is to call the ball fair. Because if it’s called foul and ruled fair, where do we put the runners?

Golf is the only game I know where you call a foul on yourself.

As a player, to me the Dodgers were the Yankees of the National League because… you either loved them or you hated them.

It’s not easy to just say you don’t want to do something any more.

I have great confidence in Rick Caruso’s unique qualifications and his ability to lead a successful bid for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Baseball has changed dramatically since I began my tenure with the Yankees.

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