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Sparky Anderson Quotes

Sparky Anderson
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.
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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?
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Just give me 25 guys on the last year of their contracts; I'll win a pennant every year.
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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.
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A baseball manager is a necessary evil.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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I only had a high school education and believe me, I had to cheat to get that.
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My idea of managing is giving the ball to Tom Seaver and sitting down and watching him work.
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If I hear Bowie Kuhn say just once more he's doing something for the betterment of baseball, I'm going to throw-up.
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The players make the manager, it's never the other way.
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Success is the person who year after year reaches the highest limits in his field.
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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.
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You're gonna lose some ball games and you're gonna win some ball games and that's about it.
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If you have to choose between power and speed and it often turns out you have to make that choice, you've got to go for speed.
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I don't want to embarrass any other catcher by comparing him to Johnny Bench.
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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.
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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.
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#People