24 Total Quotes

Wade Boggs Quotes

I didn't get over 1300 walks without knowing the strike zone.
Wade Boggs
#American Athlete Quotes

The things he did inspired me to play the game at that level, ... When I retired in 1999, I grounded out to second and gave it everything I had running down to first base in my last at-bat. I always felt if I disrespected the game by not hustling and giving everything I had, it's circumstances of cheating the fans — you're cheating the fans, you're cheating your teammates and disrespecting the name that's on the front of your jersey.
Wade Boggs
#Game

It couldn't happen any better, ... This is a Hollywood script. It's so good for baseball. It's great for the rivalry between New York and Boston. And there might be baseball Monday, you never know.
Wade Boggs
#Baseball

In my opinion, there was not a more feared hitter in baseball. When he walked to the plate and stared at the pitcher, you knew he was going to hit the ball hard and drive in important runs for us.
Wade Boggs
#Baseball

I talked to Wade and he said he regrets that he had other commitments and could not be here,
Wade Boggs
#Commitment

It doesn't matter if you get 3,000 hits in 18 years or you get 3,000 hits in 22 years. You still have to reach that milestone. You still have to hit 500 home runs, and it's like a pitcher doing it. If you get 300 wins in 19 years and a guy gets 300 wins after 24 years, he's still doing something right.
Wade Boggs
#Milestone

My God, ... What are the headlines going to be like on Monday if the Yankees don't make the playoffs?
Wade Boggs
#God #Yankees #Headlines

The things he did inspired me to play the game at that level, ... When I retired in 1999, I grounded out to second and gave it everything I had running down to first base in my last at-bat. I always felt if I disrespected the game by not hustling and giving everything I had, it's circumstances of cheating the fans you're cheating the fans, you're cheating your teammates and disrespecting the name that's on the front of your jersey.
Wade Boggs
#Game #Circumstances #Teammates

Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that's why I call you dad, because you are so special to me. You taught my the game and you taught me how to play it right.
Wade Boggs
#American Athlete Quotes

Humbled by the fact that never in a million years would I ever thought that I would be on the same stage with all these great Hall of Famers and enshrined to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Wade Boggs
#American Athlete Quotes

I have a message for the young kids. Life is about obstacles, endeavors in life are not to be overlooked.
Wade Boggs
#American Athlete Quotes

I played the game one way. I gave it everything I had. It doesn't take any ability to hustle.
Wade Boggs
#American Athlete Quotes

In life, so many things are taken for granted, but one thing I can honestly say is that I took every day, enjoyed the game of putting on that uniform and playing the great game of baseball.
Wade Boggs
#American Athlete Quotes

Looking back on those days and little leaguer, the Hall of Fame is not even a blinking star, but through baseball travels and moving up the ladder, that star begins to flicker.
Wade Boggs
#American Athlete Quotes

My God... What are the headlines going to be like on Monday if the Yankees don't make the playoffs?
Wade Boggs
#American Athlete Quotes

My journey took a surprising turn in 1992. I left Boston and who would have ever thought I would wind up with the New York Yankees?
Wade Boggs
#American Athlete Quotes

One guy that I wish was here right now, Ted Williams, helped me so much, our long talks, not about hitting but about fishing, one of Ted's passions, and I wish he was here today to share this with me because I owe so much to Ted Williams.
Wade Boggs
#American Athlete Quotes

The owner of the New York Yankees, Mr. George Steinbrenner who I had the greatest respect for, I want to thank him for giving me the opportunity to win that special ring in 1996.
Wade Boggs
#American Athlete Quotes

Then there's Johnny Pesky, hit me countless number of ground balls and improved my fielding so much.
Wade Boggs
#American Athlete Quotes

This journey started about 42 years ago in a little town of Brunswick, Georgia.
Wade Boggs
#American Athlete Quotes