Sparky Anderson Quotes

My idea of managing is giving the ball to Tom Seaver and sitting down and watching him work... view

By: Sparky Anderson

You give us the pitching some of these clubs have and no one could touch us, but God has a way of not arranging that, because it's not as much fun... view

By: Sparky Anderson

We're the best team in baseball, but not by much... view

By: Sparky Anderson

They say the first World Series is the one you remember most. No, no no. I guarantee you don't remember that one because the fantasy world you always dreamed about is suddenly real... view

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The players make the manager, it's never the other way... view

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The only thing I believe is this: A player does not have to like a manager and he does not have to respect a manager. All he has to do is obey the rules... view

By: Sparky Anderson

The only reason I'm coming out here tomorrow is the schedule says I have to... view

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The great thing about baseball is when you're done, you'll only tell your grandchildren the good things. If they ask me about 1989, I'll tell them I had amnesia... view

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Success is the person who year after year reaches the highest limits in his field... view

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Players have two things to do. Play and keep their mouths shut... view

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People who live in the past generally are afraid to compete in the present. I've got my faults, but living in the past is not one of them. There's no future in it... view

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Just give me 25 guys on the last year of their contracts.. view

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It's a terrible thing to have to tell your fans, who have waited like Detroit's have, that their team won't win it this year. But it's better than lying to them... view

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If I ever find a pitcher who has heat, a good curve, and a slider, I might seriously consider marrying him, or at least proposing... view

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I understand people who boo us. It's like going to Broadway show, you pay for your tickets and expect to be entertained. When you're not, you have a right to complain... view

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I only had a high school education and believe me, I had to cheat to get that... view

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I don't want to embarrass any other catcher by comparing him to Johnny Bench... view

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I don't believe a manager ever won a pennant. Casey Stengel won all those pennants with the Yankees. How many did he win with the Boston Braves and Mets?.. view

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Good seasons start with good beginnings... view

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Casey knew his baseball. He only made it look like he was fooling around. He knew every move that was ever invented and some that we haven't even caught on to yet... view

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Me carrying a briefcase is like a hotdog wearing earrings... view

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A baseball manager is a necessary evil... view

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Baseball is a simple game. If you have good players and if you keep them in the right frame of mind then the manager is a success... view

By: Sparky Anderson