I don’t smoke. Smoking will hurt you when you try to run out a triple.
I never gave up as a player, and I won’t give up as someone who wants to go to the Hall of Fame, because it’s the ultimate goal for a baseball player or a football player or a basketball player.
There is an old saying that money can’t buy happiness. If it could, I would buy myself four hits every game.
Jay Z got Cano a big raise, but he got him an extra 30-day vacation – and it’s called October.
Hitting. That’s what I enjoy most. Realistically, it’s probably the hardest thing to do in all of sport. Think about it. You’ve got a round ball, a round bat, and the object is to hit it square.
Every time I step up to the plate, I expect to get a hit. If I don’t expect to get a hit, I have no right to step into the batter’s box in the first place.
If you have someone equal in ability to me I will beat him every time because I will try harder.
The only way I can’t hit .300 is if there’s something physically wrong with me.
I’m not bad (his speed). I’m no Joe Morgan, but I’m pretty good for a white guy.
The manager of a team is like a stagecoach, he can’t move unless he has the horses.
With the money I’m making, I should be playing two positions.
The only book I ever read cover to cover was The Pete Rose Story. I read half of The Lou Gehrig Story and then made a book report on it for four straight years.