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Ken Griffey Jr. Quotes

George Kenneth Griffey

Ken Griffey Jr. quotes: word jelly… from Junior.

“To succeed in baseball, as in life, you must make adjustments.”

“Talent may get you on the field, but it’s attitude and effort that keep you there.”

“Keep fighting.”

“You lose, you smile, and you come back the next day.  You win, you smile, you come back the next day.”

“That’s the attitude everyone should take.  No matter what life throws at you, don’t ever give up chasing your dreams.”

“When you have fun, it changes all the pressure into pleasure.”

“Talk to people.  Go another way.  Don’t kill yourself.  It ain’t worth it and I’m a great example.  No matter how bad it seems at the time, work your way through it.  Who knows how your life is going to turn out.”

“I learned at an early age, just be yourself.”

“There are a lot of people out here who made me the person I am today.”

“Everybody is putting emphasis on the negative, and I try to focus on the positive.”

“I spent a lot of time during the year with Make-A-Wish kids.  Even though they know the inevitable, they never give up.  When I’m with these kids, I just want them to have fun at the ballpark so I give them everything I can.  I can always get another jersey or another bat, but they only have this one chance.  I do everything I can to make sure they have a great day.”

“I knew I could play baseball, but I didn’t know, at this level, until later in my career.  At age 19, it’s pretty much about trying to survive day in and day out in baseball.  As I got older, I started to realize my place in the game.”

“My dad taught me how to play this game, but more importantly, he taught me how to be a man.  How to work hard, how to look at yourself in the mirror each and every day, and not to worry about what other people are doing.”

“My father’s faith in me, often greater than my own, is the single most important factor of me being inducted into this Hall of Fame.”

“I knew unless I got stopped I was going to go all the way.”

“The other guys, all they have to do is use their big butts and big python arms to hit homers.  Me, I’m the little guy in the group.  People always root for the little guy.”

“I’ve always lived in the moment, so I don’t allow my brain to focus too far ahead.”

“The two misconceptions of me are I didn’t work hard, and that everything… I made it look easy.  Just because I made it look easy doesn’t mean that it was and you don’t work hard and become a Hall of Famer without working day in and day out.”

“I think social media has allowed the players to be able to say things that maybe didn’t come out right the first time and say what they really meant.  I think that it keeps people fair and honest.”

“Why should I stretch?  Does a cheetah stretch before it chases its prey?”

“Its a game, and that’s how I am going to treat it.”

“As long as I have fun playing, the stats will take care of themselves.”

“I’m just going to go out there and be myself.”

“I don’t ever prepare for everything – I don’t have a speech.  I always speak from the heart.  And I think that’s the most important thing.”

“When it comes to memories, I would have to say that playing on the same team as my dad ranks right up there.  Looking back, I got to do and say things that have never been said.  I got a chance to play with my dad.”

“You just have to play as long as you can and do the things that you can to get yourself out there.  Nobody’s going to be great all their life.  There is going to be a time when you’re going to slow down.  It’s going to happen.  You play hard enough, long enough, things are going to break down.”

“My name is not ‘The Best Player in Baseball.’  My name is George Kenneth Griffey Jr.”

“The race is over.  Now it’s time to smell the roses.”

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