“The good thing about Opening Day,
at the end of the day, it counts.
It's in the record”
- Jimmy Rollins
NL MVP, 3-time All-Star, World Series Champion, 4-time Gold Glove, and 20-20-20-20 Club.
“There's nothing like Opening Day.
There's nothing like the start of a new season.
I started playing baseball when I was seven years old and
quit playing when I was 40, so it's kind of in my blood”
- George Brett
Hall of Famer, World Series Champion, AL MVP, 13-time All-Star, and 3,000 Hit Club.
“We're getting close to opening day.
I don't know if that's a good or bad thing”
- Sparky Anderson
Hall of Famer, 3-time Manager World Series Champion (both Leagues), 2-time Manager of the Year, and 2,194 Wins (MLB Rank #6).
“I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning.
I think about it all day and I dream about it at night.
The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it”
- Carl Yastrzemski
Hall of Famer, AL MVP, Triple Crown, 18-time All-Star and AS MVP, 7-time Gold Glove, and 3,000 Hit Club.
“Every day is a new opportunity.
You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again.
That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is”
- Bob Feller
Hall of Famer, World Series Champion, 8-time All Star, Triple Crown, 6-time leader in Wins and 7-time in Strikeouts, 3 No-hitters.
“Hitting is an art,
but not an exact science”
- Rod Carew
Hall of Famer, AL MVP, Rookie of the Year, 18-time All-Star, 7-time Batting leader, and 3,000 Hit Club.
“Good pitching will always stop good hitting and vice-versa”
- Casey Stengel
Hall of Famer, Manager-Player, 8-time World Series Champion, and 1,905 Wins (MLB Rank #11).
“The key to winning baseball games is:
pitching, defense, and three run homers”
- Earl Weaver
Hall of Famer, Manager World Series Champion, and 1,480 Wins (MLB Rank #23).
“Any time you have an opportunity to make
a difference in this world and you don't,
then you are wasting your time on Earth.”
- Roberto Clemente
Hall of Famer, 2-time World Series Champion. NL and WS MVP, 15-time All-Star, 4 Batting Titles, and 12 Gold Gloves.
“I believe in rules.
I also believe I have the right to test the rules
by seeing how far the can be bent.”
- Leo Durocher
Hall of Famer, Player-Manager, 3-time All-Star and World Series Champion. 10th all-time in most Wins as a Manager.