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    Baseball and the players association have rules. If you stay within the rules - which say that you can play while you're appealing - I don't see what anyone would be in arms about.
    — Pete Rose
    tags: rules  baseball 
     
    They haven't given too many gamblers a second chances in the world of baseball.
    — Pete Rose
    tags: chance  world  baseball 
     
    There is no doubt that because I am a switch hitter I have one of the best offensive advantages that a hitter can have.
    — Pete Rose
    tags: doubt  advantage 
     
    Sometimes, when you don't have spark, someone in the dugout has to create something.
    — Pete Rose
    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.
    — Pete Rose
    tags: desires  talent 
     
    Back in 1960 at Christmas time, I did work loading and unloading boxcars for Railway Express. That was a kind of weight training that helped me. I weighed about 160 when I started. I began to gain weight and kept right on gaining until I reached 195 pounds.
    — Pete Rose
    tags: time  work  right  christmas  pounds 
     
    No matter how many times you say you're sorry, somebody is not going to hear you.
    — Pete Rose
    tags: time  sorry 
     
    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.
    — Pete Rose
    tags: personality 
     
    Who cares if you bunt for a base hit?
    — Pete Rose
    tags: care 
     
    I actually went to some Gamblers Anonymous classes, and I sat there for three or four of them, and I'm trying to figure out what I have in similarities with these other people, and I could never find anything. It just seems like it wasn't the right place for me.
    — Pete Rose
    tags: people  right 
     
    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.
    — Pete Rose
    tags: wrong 
     
    I love the fans, I love the game of baseball, and I love Cincinnati baseball.
    — Pete Rose
    tags: games  baseball 
     
    My body is my best asset.
    — Pete Rose
    tags: body 
     
    I always liked the defensive part of baseball.
    — Pete Rose
    tags: baseball 
     
    I don't think there's any honor bigger than going to your Hall of Fame for your sport.
    — Pete Rose
    tags: fame  honor 
     
    I'm not going to go back to gambling; I mean, it's as simple as that.
    — Pete Rose
    Of course, I believe that Mike Piazza is probably the greatest offensive catcher in the history of baseball, only got over 50%. Johnny Bench is the best catcher in the history of baseball, but Piazza has all the record for catchers as far as offensively.
    — Pete Rose
    tags: believe  baseball 
     
    There's other ways to make your head and muscles bigger than just steroids.
    — Pete Rose
    We were so poor when I was a kid that I had a sister who was stamped, 'Made In Japan.'
    — Pete Rose
    tags: poor  kids 
     
    I bet on baseball in 1987 and 1988.
    — Pete Rose
    tags: baseball 
     
    Can you be a nicer gentleman, or a better man for your sport or your kids than Joe Paterno?
    — Pete Rose
    tags: men  kids 
     
    I like Barack Obama as a person. He's articulate, he knows sports, his brother-in-law's a coach. He always has the athletes to the White House. But I don't know about some of his policies and some of these people in Congress.
    — Pete Rose
    tags: people  congress 
     
    Obama's a great speaker. Because of his speaking ability and his appearance, a lot of guys got on board. Being the first African American, a lot guys got on board.
    — Pete Rose
    tags: american 
     
    I had an addiction to play baseball.
    — Pete Rose
    Hillary Clinton wrote a book. She got paid. I don't understand why I can't.
    — Pete Rose
    tags: book 
     
    Umpires got power, man. You ever notice if you go to a ballpark and there's a close play on first base, they will not run the replay at the ballpark? I've seen umpires go underneath and call up and say if you run one more of those replays, we're gonna forfeit the game. That's how strong their union is.
    — Pete Rose
    tags: men  power  strong  games 
     
    When people think of me, they think about me knocking catchers down and knocking second basemen down and yelling at pitchers. But when I took the spikes off after the game, I was a nice guy when I went home.
    — Pete Rose
    tags: people  games 
     
    I get accused of talking about records. But it's the guys who interview me who ask about them.
    — Pete Rose
    I am grateful that I live in a nation where most believe that one's punishment should fit their wrongdoing and that ours is a nation that judges an individual by both what he has done and how he has changed.
    — Pete Rose
    tags: live  believe  punishment 
     
    When you ask people about guys they didn't like because they were aggressive, there's me, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors; not too many names would come up.
    — Pete Rose
    tags: people 
     
    When somebody wants to interview me, I've always got something to say.
    — Pete Rose
    I never picked up my phone and called a bookmaker and bet on a baseball game from the clubhouse. Never.
    — Pete Rose
    tags: games  baseball 
     
    Sparky Anderson taught me this a long time ago: 'There's three ways you can treat a person. You can pat 'em on the butt, you can kick 'em in the butt, or you can leave 'em alone.'
    — Pete Rose
    tags: time  people  alone 
     
    When guys do books or stories, all I like to see is the truth.
    — Pete Rose
    tags: truth  stories  book 
     
    I'm not sure Mark McGwire was a Hall of Famer to begin with.
    — Pete Rose
    Some of my biggest friends are big-time horse owners.
    — Pete Rose
    tags: friends 
     
    The game of baseball is better when the Dodgers are playing well, just like when the Yankees are playing well, or the Cubs, the Phillies, the big-name teams.
    — Pete Rose
    tags: games  baseball 
     
    Your obligation as a base runner is to try and be safe within the rules. OK?
    — Pete Rose
    tags: rules 
     
    A lot of these catchers don't understand that they are blocking the plate and they don't have the ball. You're not allowed to block the plate without the ball.
    — Pete Rose
    Any time you've got big teams winning, you've got big stars.
    — Pete Rose
    tags: time  star  winning 
     
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    pete rose
    Birth    : April 14, 1941
    Occupation  : Baseball player

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