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CURRENT AND FORMER PLAYERS

 

 

Yogi Berra

 

"He stopped everything behind the plate and hit everything in front of it." -Mel Ott on Yogi Berra

 

Scott Brosius

 

 "This is the type of thing that as a kid you dream about. Something I've done in my backyard a hundred times. And you never know if you're going to get the opportunity to do it." -Scott Brosius

"Everything you hate about New York as a visitor, you love as a home player." -Scott Brosius.

 

Roger Clemens

 

"I wasn't scared. I just told them to give me all that hockey equipment." -Roger Clemens


"When I get too much rest, I'm usually erotic." -Roger Clemens.


"Anytime someone calls you a power pitcher, I still enjoy the second part, being a pitcher." -Roger Clemens


"I love you, man, I love you guys. I found out, after you win, you don't sleep much. Your boss was right. I should have come two years ago." -Roger Clemens

 

Chili Davis

 

"When you go to other parks, they hang banners for the wild-card or Eastern Division or Western Division champions. Around here, they don't hang anything unless its for being world champions." -Chili Davis

 

Joe DiMaggio

 

 "I'd like to thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee."  -Joe Dimaggio


"It was the class and dignity which he led his life that made him part of all of us. I will forever treasure the close friendship we shared over the years." -George Steinbrenner, on Joe DiMaggio.

 

Mariano Duncan

 

"We play today, we win today - that's it." -Mariano Duncan

 

 

Orlando Hernandez

 

"Sometimes the hitter get a hit, sometimes I strike them out, but in neither case does anyone die." -Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez.

 

Jim Hunter

 

"To be a Yankee is a thought in everyone's head . . .Just walking into Yankee Stadium, chills run through you. I believe there was a higher offer, but no matter how much money is offered, if you want to be a Yankee, you don't think about it." -Jim "Catfish" Hunter

 
 
Chuck Knoblauch

 

 

 

"It doesn't matter if your up by a run or down by 10,or what your record is you have to keep playing." -Chuck Knoblauch

 

“I want a platinum ring, George. That's all I want. Platinum. I have three things. Three words to say. How Ya Doing?" -Chuck Knoblauch

 

Mickey Mantle

 

"I never knew how someone who was dying could say he was the luckiest man in the world. But now I understand." -Mickey Mantle

 

 

Tino Martinez

 

"We all have things in common, but the things that band us together are the Yankees and the fans." -Tino Martinez

 "We used to joke around with Bernie a lot last year. We used to tell him: If you want to leave, leave. There are a lot of benefits for playing for other teams out there. You get longer vacations. You get the whole month of October off. We'll save you some World Series tickets for you and your family. Like the commercial says, there are some things you can't buy. Days like this are priceless." -Tino Martinez

 

Mike Mussina

 


“We'll be as tough as we can, … and we'll see who is left standing when it's all done." -Mike Mussina

 

Paul O’Neill

 

"If you're a Yankee fan, or if you're not a Yankee fan - you have to admit, we're winners." - Paul O'Neill

"You play the game to win the game, and not to worry about what's on the back of the baseball card at the end of the year." -Paul O'Neill

 

Andy Pettitte

 

 

"I let the other guys handle the talking. I love playing." -Andy Pettitte, about talking to the media.


"Me and Boss [Steinbrenner] were sitting at the table together in Boston. I asked him: Were you really going to trade me? He just started laughing. I took that as a yes." -Andy Pettitte

 

"The stadium completes the Yanks, we're nothing without it." -Andy Pettitte

 

"Whatever I do, I love to win. I don't care if it's tennis or ping pong, I'll kill myself to win it." -Andy Pettitte

 

"Never is a concept the Yankees won't ever come across." -Andy Pettitte


"When your a kid, your dream is to pitch in the big leagues. It's unbelievable to win a World Series game." -Andy Pettitte

 

"Andy is a big game pitcher. That's the bottom line. Every time you think his back is against the wall, he comes out and he does a performance like this. He did it against Texas and he came through again tonight. You can't say enough about him." -Derek Jeter


"Andy Pettitte is a Yankee. That means he understands everything about being here." -Jorge Posada

 

 

Mariano Rivera

 

 

"I know what kind of pitcher Whitey was, and I know what kind of person Whitey is. It makes me feel proud to be a Yankee. We're keeping this in the family." -Mariano Rivera

 

"I think the Good Lord is a Yankee," -Mariano Rivera

 

Alfonso Soriano

 

“I know he's got 700-something home runs. I'll have to see a tape." -Alfonso Soriano.


"I don't think I've ever seen anybody with quicker hands than Soriano." –Sandy Koufax

 

David Wells

 

"This is kind of special to me. I wish my mom could have seen it. I thought about her after the last out was made." -David Wells


"That was the best two years of my life, in that city, that stadium. That's just kind of hard to take when you're not there anymore," -David Wells

"The shutout doesn't matter. It's the 'W'. You want to have the 'W' instead of the 'L'." -David Wells

"Boomer is ... Boomer. That pretty much tells you all you need to know" -Joe Torre

"At nighttime, you just try to keep him out of jail." -David Cone
 
 
"Our (pitching) staff comes from all over. We have a pitcher from Cuba, a pitcher from Japan, a pitcher from Panama, and Boomer Wells is from Mars." -Tino Martinez
 
"He's the leader on this team, I know when Baltimore let us have him, they thought they were giving us a problem. I'll take problems like that anytime." -George Steinbrenner

 

Bernie Williams

 


 "I have a little story for you. I was getting ready for the series with the Boston Red Sox, and I was talking to Yogi [Berra], and just to put everything in perspective. He told me, 'We've been playing these guys for eighty years--they can't beat us.' It made me realize that I was part of a bigger thing. And I'm honored to be part of this franchise and honored to be part of this team. Thanks, guys." -Bernie Williams

"When my Yankee career is over I'll play anywhere but I am positive that I'll never find a team quite like the Yankees." -Bernie Williams

 



 



 

 

 

 

CURRENT AND FORMER COACHES/MANAGERS

 

 

 
 
 
George Steinbrenner

 

 


"If we are indeed the team of the century, there can be no doubt that New York is the city of the century." -George Steinbrenner

 

I'm pretty excited, this is a big, big one." – George Steinbrenner Alex Rodriguez trade.



"I will say this, I don't know if any other team in New York has done any better." -George Steinbrenner

 

"I am dead set against free agency. It can ruin baseball." -George Steinbrenner

 

"We are the New York Yankees" -George Steinbrenner


"I won't be active in the day-to-day operations of the ball club at all." -George Steinbrenner, when he bought the Yankees in 1973.

 
 
Joe Torre


 


"Winning is a lot of fun. I remember having a meeting a couple years ago and telling the guys: 'You're not enjoying yourselves.' O'Neill said to me afterwards, 'Skip, it's not fun unless you win.'" -Joe Torre.

"A lot of pitchers today are afraid of the ball. Warren Spahn pinch-hit for me when I was a rookie. He hit a sacrifice fly. I couldn't argue. I was 20 years old and just happy to be in the big leagues. And Spahnnie was a good hitter," -Joe Torre


"This stuff never gets old. I want to let you know that... I think you appreciate it more every time you do it because you know how tough it is to get here. I can't say enough about this ball club. None of this could have happened without a call from him [Steinbrenner]. But he trusted me with his team, and I appreciate that." -Joe Torre

 

 

 
Don Zimmer

 

 

 

"One hundred ten thousand ears in this ballpark, and he's got to hit my ear." -Don Zimmer

"I was sitting in the back room by myself when someone came in and said, "Mr. Zimmer, I have to take you down to the make up room." I told them that if anyone can help this face they deserve a bonus." -Don Zimmer

 

 

 




 

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