george brett Quotes

I could have played another year, but I would have been playing for the money, and baseball deserves better than that.
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— George Brett
If there was no intentional walks, the guy would just walk him anyway, unintentionally intentionally walk him. You see a lot more of that than what meets the eye.
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— George Brett
If anyone stays away (after the 1981 strike), my response is this - those people had no right to ever come to the park, because they aren't true baseball fans.
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— George Brett
There's nothing like Opening Day. There's nothing like the start of a new season. I started playing baseball when I was seven years old and quit playing when I was 40, so it's kind of in my blood.
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— George Brett
I never lifted a weight in my life. Why am I going to do steroids? That's not going to do me any good. We didn't have any weights in our clubhouse. We had one exercise bike and that was for the guy who tweaked his hamstring. And that thing didn't even work half the time.
tags: time work exercise
— George Brett
He looks like a greyhound, but he runs like a bus.
— George Brett
I'm a ballplayer. I know how hard the game is... and anybody that makes it in the Hall of Fame, I support. They become a member of our special fraternity.
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— George Brett
I've only read two books in my life: Baseball Sparkplug and Love Story.
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— George Brett
American League teams don't bunt very often. National League teams bunt a lot.
tags: american
— George Brett
I was scared everyday I put on the uniform.
— George Brett
Every time I sit with our general manager at a baseball game, and there's number-cruncher and statistician guy - I'm sitting around - they start talking about stuff, and I say, 'What's that? I've never heard of that one before.
tags: time games baseball
— George Brett
Don't try to be a hero. Try to be a winner.
tags: hero
— George Brett
If I was going to make one rule change, I would bring the DH to the National League.
tags: rules
— George Brett
If I stay healthy, I have a chance to collect 3,000 hits and 1,000 errors.
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— George Brett
Not many people get to the major leagues and succeed right away. There are some struggles. Everyone seems to struggle.
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— George Brett
I used to be a mad hitter. And then I learned the longer you wait out the ball, the better you see it. And the better you see it, the harder you hit it. And the harder you hit it, the higher your average is going to be. And the higher your average is, the more money you're going to make.
tags: money
— George Brett
My problems are all behind me!
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— George Brett
Old third basemen become first basemen, and old first basemen become designated hitters.
— George Brett
A woman will be elected President before Wade Boggs is called out on strikes. I guarantee that.
tags: women
— George Brett
I am not too serious about anything. I believe you have to enjoy yourself to get the most out of your ability. I can take the criticism with the accolades. Neither affects me.
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— George Brett
Do I want someone to get more hits than me? No. Do I want someone to hit more home runs than me? No. Do I want someone to have more RBI than me? No. I get a kick out of seeing the all-time leaders and my name's on top of every one, with the exception of strikeouts. I get a kick out of that.
tags: seeing leader
— George Brett
Even today, if the Royals win six games all year, if they're going to go 6-156, I hope they beat the Yankees six times.
tags: time hope games year
— George Brett
I was three over. One over a house, one over a patio, and one over a swimming pool.
— George Brett
I don't think I can play any other way but all out . . . I enjoy the game so much because I'm putting so much into it.
tags: games
— George Brett
If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing you grandmother with her teeth out.
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— George Brett