Reggie Jackson Quotes

The only difference between me and those other great Yankees is my skin color.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

 

A baseball swing is a very finely tuned instrument. It is repetition, and more repetition, then a little more after that.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

Please God, let me hit one. I’ll tell everybody you did it.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

October: that’s when they pay off for playing ball.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

I didn’t come to New York to be a star. I brought my star with me.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

After Jackie Robinson the most important black in baseball history is Reggie Jackson, I really mean that.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

The only reason I don’t like playing in the World Series is I can’t watch myself play.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

I was reminded that when we lose and I strike out, a billion people in China don’t care.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

The greatest manager has a knack for making ballplayers think they are better than they think they are.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

The only way I’m going to win a Gold Glove is with a can of spray paint.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

You don’t face Nolan Ryan without your rest. He’s the only guy I go against that makes me go to bed before midnight.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

When you’ve played this game for ten years and gone to bat seven-thousand times and gotten two-thousand hits do you know what that really means? It means you’ve gone zero for five-thousand.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

 

In the building I live in on Park Avenue there are ten people who could buy the Yankees, but none of them could hit the ball out of Yankee Stadium.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

 

I’m human and I’ve played my butt off for ten years. I’m not a loafer, I’m not a jerk, I’m a baseball player.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

I’d like to be able to light the fire a little bit.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

 

When you take a pitch and line it somewhere, it’s like you’ve thought of something and put it with beautiful clarity.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

 

I have a hard time believing athletes are overpriced. If an owner is losing money, give it up. It’s a business. I have trouble figuring out why owners would stay in if they’re losing money.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

I don’t mind getting beaten, but I hate to lose.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

You know, this game’s not very much fun when you’re only hitting .247.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

 

I got to be very close to Gene as a player and after I retired, … I think I probably stayed in closer contact with him than most.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

I don’t know that you can. Of course, it all depends on what they find.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

Certainly, I think about the impact that Jackie Robinson had. Jackie, I hope, will be smiling. I hope his wife will be smiling.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

For your club to win, … you have to pull the chain, and the rest of your club has to be right behind. That’s what the special ones do.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

God do I love to hit that little round sum-bitch out of the park and make ’em say ‘Wow!’
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

Here’s what you have to understand these days about George. I stood 30 feet from him, and he didn’t know who I was.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

His tank was empty. He did what he could do.
-Reggie Jackson

 

He’s going to get bigger and stronger and hit with more power when he fills out more. He’ll have a lot more confidence.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

I think it’s something that’s born. He’s got an easy style about him. … He’s got a lot of talent, and he’s only going to get better.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

I think he’s closer to 100 than he is 90.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

That’s a tough question. I know you’re right, but I don’t know the answer.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

We have a lot of females who volunteer as a coach. Our girls who play see that.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

This team, it all flows from me. I’ve got to keep it going. I’m the straw that stirs the drink.
-Reggie Jackson

 

Every hitter likes fastballs just like everybody likes ice cream. But you don’t like it when someone’s stuffing it into you by the gallon. That’s how you feel when (Nolan) Ryan’s throwing balls by you.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

I’ve seen a little bit of it. But I don’t know that I’m interested.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

I used to dream how good it would be to be Willie Mays or Mickey Mantle. My dreams have died. Even the rotten rings aren’t what they’re supposed to be. I’ll buy my own diamonds. I can afford it now. No one gives you anything, you’ve got to get it for yourself.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

Sometimes, you get into bad habits, … He has what we call a nice behind-the-ball swing, a nice inside move. We’re just trying to get him to work more on that. If we can get him to co-sign that, we’ll be all right.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

Perhaps for one night, … I reached back and achieved that level of the overrated superstar. Babe Ruth was great. I’m just lucky.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

After Jackie Robinson the most important black in baseball history is
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

 

Alex needs a championship. You’re not great if you don’t win one, and it doesn’t matter how much money you make.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

You can’t help but see it every day. You get to the ballpark and the batting average is on the scoreboard.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

Ask for help, and I do believe you will get it. I do look for you to become engaged, and I do look for the Yankees to respond to your request, if you look them in the eye and ask.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

 

 

I told him, as long as you have a bat in your hand, you can rewrite the story. Instead of just talking to a writer, you can write the story.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

 

For me, I knew he was prepared to do his job as the manager and I was going to get a full, best effort from the manager of the team,
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

For a certain amount of money, you’ll eat Alpo.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

Take care of the things you can control. As long as you have a bat in your hand, you can rewrite the story.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

 

Not only is he going to hit .320 and 20 or 25 home runs, he might lead the league in hitting,
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

 

I liked his concern about discipline, his concern about style, about how you went about playing. I needed all that to make me feel comfortable.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

 

I just was concerned about him being OK.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

 

I only know about teamwork. I’ve been around it my entire life and I still work for a team. I look for the Yankees to respond to your requests when you look them in the eye and ask them.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

 

I just told him what my father used to tell me. As long as you have a bat in your hand, you can re-write the story.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

 

Hip dislocation, or whatever you call it, is minor compared to what I would have expected because I think he’s closer to 100 than he is to 90.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

 

If I had my mother’s name, there is no doubt that I would have run into problems in those days, the prejudices people had in Southern California.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

 

People think I hate Billy Martin. I don’t. I hate some of the things he did. And I will say I don’t understand him. Billy Martin is not an intellectual, but there is a cunningness to him that is something to behold.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

The will to win is worthless if you don’t get paid for it.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

The reason I’m a Yankee is that George Steinbrenner out hustled everybody else.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

Every hitter likes fastballs, just like everybody likes ice cream. But you don’t like it when someone’s stuffing it into you by the gallon. That’s what it feels like when Nolan Ryan’s thrown balls by you.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

There’s a manager (Billy Martin) I could play for.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

It’s a fickle town, a tough town. They getcha, boy. They don’t let you escape with minor scratches and bruises. They put scars on you here.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

Home run hitters strike out a lot.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

I’m the straw that stirs the drink.
-Reggie Jackson

 

 

Babe Ruth was great. I’m just lucky.
-Reggie Jackson

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