World Series Quotes

World Series Quotes by Theo Epstein, Curt Schilling, Jake Johnson, Rob Cross, Robinson Cano, Bill de Blasio and many others.

The Cubs – with their passionate fans, dedicated ownership, tradition, and World Series drought – represented the ultimate new challenge and the one team I could imagine working for after such a fulfilling Red Sox experience.
Before I pitch any game, from spring training to Game 7 of the World Series, I’m scared to death.
I would want to go to the future, 25 years in the future, and see if the Cubs ever win a World Series.
When you win the Worlds, everyone expects a little bit more which is fair enough, but just the first crack of a whole year doing all the World Series and the Premier League; it adds up.
I want that second World Series ring. I want to win again.
Everyone I knew was a Red Sox fan. Living up there in 1967 – the Impossible Dream season – that moment was incredibly compelling. I just naturally gravitated to the team. Nineteen seventy-five was arguably the greatest World Series of all time.
It’s never happened in the World Series competition, and it still hasn’t.
They say the first World Series is the one you remember most. No, no no. I guarantee you don’t remember that one because the fantasy world you always dreamed about is suddenly real.
I set very high standards for myself and worked every game with the same energy and enthusiasm as if it were the seventh game of a World Series.
I’d love to have a chance to fight in the World Series Boxing for women, but nothing has been done about that.
I want to win a World Series. I’ve come in second, both in college and in the big leagues. I’m tired of it.
I’ve thought that ‘Soulmate‘ in the ‘Night World’ series would make a really nice TV-movie or just a movie.
If the Cubs were to win (The World Series) it would be a coronary event for me.
Steve Goodman
I’ve said this before, but going and playing with the guys that have been to the World Series, the elite players of the game, there’s no harm in hanging around those guys at all.
I do sincerely hope the Cubs win a World Series. After I die.
I’m playing in the World Series. Can’t get any better than this.
That’s why we play. That’s why we train. That’s why we do everything in the offseason. It is to win a World Series.
I’d like to get to the last game of the World Series at Wrigley Field and hit three homers. That was what I always wanted to do.
I was World Series champion in individual and synchro for the first time which was awesome.
You don’t just accidentally show up in the World Series.
I think the most important thing is that World Series.
I want to win when the whole world is watching, … I want to win a World Series in an Angels uniform.
I really love Philadelphia and all of the fans, my teammates, the front office, the organization, everybody. I know I’m going to miss them. I really appreciate everything we did together. On the other side, I am happy because I have a chance to go to the playoffs. Another opportunity, maybe, to go to the World Series.
Watching guys win the World Series looks like a lot of fun. I’d kind of like to do that.
Baseball and its 162-game schedule are challenging enough, but try winning the world series of dugout poker with cards supplied by Royals owner David Glass, the Wal-Mart-trained billionaire.
I feel that if I absolve myself and say it was the Astros’ fault I was bad in Game 7, in the World Series, I can’t develop as a person.
Who knows how many times I’m going to get to go to the World Series? I know more than anybody how hard it is to get there.
In Massachusetts, scientists have created the first human clone. The bad thing is that in thirty years, the clone will still be depressed because the Boston Red Sox will still have not won a World Series.
It’s so hard to win a World Series.
My theme is, ‘The spirit of friendship is the balance of life.’ Not money. Not the World Series. It’s friendship. The relationships I have with people, that’s enough to keep me happy.
I just prepare myself to perform well, to support my teammates to play well, to try to get to the final, to the World Series.
I was throwing a lot harder than I ever have at the end of last year. I got to ninety-five (mph) a couple of times in the World Series and I’m more of an eighty-eight or eighty-nine guy who relies on location and movement.
Instead of watching the World Series, I was watching Steve Austin versus Dustin Rhodes in a 15-minute Broadway for the WCW TV title at Halloween Havoc 1991.
My pat line about the Cubs and payroll is that the amount of merchandise the Cubs would sell off a world series championship would more than cover for a big payroll.
The World Series of Poker has always attracted a competitive international field.
That’s our goal every year, to win the World Series, like it is at most places. In L.A., it really is.
Here’s an uplifting story. Congratulations to the Little League team from Huntington Beach, California. Yeah, they beat Japan to win the Little League World Series. That’s pretty good. See, that proves that when math and science aren’t involved, our kids can beat anybody.
The poet or storyteller who feels that he is competing with a superb double play in the World Series is a lost man. One would not want as a reader a man who did not appreciate the finesse of a double play.
I think when you have a National Championship Game, a Super Bowl, a Final Four, a World Series, I don’t see why there is any reason to pick out one individual as the MVP because it is about a team winning a championship. Maybe that best explains what I believe in at the core in my work as a broadcaster.
Everyone asks how I felt before the perfect game. You never feel bad when you’re in the World Series. You’ve got all winter to rest.
Don Larsen
Night baseball isn’t an aberration. What’s an aberration is a team that hasn’t won a World Series since 1908. They tend to think of themselves as a little Williamsburg, a cute little replica of a major league franchise. Give me the Oakland A’s, thank you very much. People who do it right.
One person’s going to win, and everybody else is going to not win. So let’s not feel like we’re losers. Let’s utilize the cultural opportunities, get to know the other players on the other team, look around you, enjoy your world series.
I’ve been blessed with doing something I love and then at the same time, do introductions at World Series, Stanley Cup championships, NFL playoff games and a lot of commercials. No regrets at all.
Going to Omaha for the College World Series – the people there are tremendoushuge crowds and a lot of excitement. I still remember those days – you make a lot of friends that you never forget when you win a championship like that.
When you’ve done it long enough – I’ve done something like 21 World Series – just about every fan base has turned off the TV when their team lost and I was screaming and yelling for the other side.
I think everyone deserves more than one World Series every 108 years so.
Rarely is it correct to play a hyper-aggressive style of poker. But there are certain situations where a seemingly reckless approach will actually be the most profitable strategy to employ, like at the Main Event at the World Series of Poker.
Getting to be in Chicago when the Cubs won the World Series was one of the most magical experiences I think I’ve ever had in a city.
Five World Series rings, 3000-plus hits, the fame, the fortune and playing for the second most historic franchise in baseball… These are just some of the reasons kids would always say they want to grow up to be just like Derek Jeter.
2004 was a great year for Boston! The Patriots won the Super Bowl! Boston hosted its first national political convention! And – the Red Sox won the World Series!
March Madness is an incredible three weeks. I firmly believe it’s the greatest three weeks in sports. You have the Super Bowl; you have the World Series.
There’s nothing wrong with the Little League World Series that locking out the adults couldn’t cure.
Mike Penner
Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.
I wasn’t the guy running out to the Viper Room or comedy clubs until three in the morning. I was the guy running back to watch the Mets win the World Series in 1986.
When we played, World Series checks meant something. Now all they do is screw your taxes.
When somebody talks about your career, most people are gonna talk about wins and losses, a World Series or pennants. But if somebody asked me how I would sum up my career I would say I had a unbelievable, fabulous career.
Getting to say you’re going to the World Series is a pretty special thing.
To win the World Series, you have to be able to do a lot of things well.
Tiger is the greatest thing that’s happened to the tour in a long time. He has brought incredible attention to golf at a time of year when football and the World Series always take precedence. Everything I’ve heard about him seems to be true.
The best possible thing in baseball is winning The World Series. The second best thing is losing The World Series.
You play to win, to get that World Series ring, All-Star games and whatever comes with it.
I had dreams of catching the ball for the final out in the World Series and being mobbed by my teammates. Well, I guess all my dreams didn’t come true.
That’s everyone’s motivation: to get to the playoffs and win the World Series.
You never forget the feeling of not getting to the World Series. Yes, it sticks with you.
I do think we can be honest and upfront that certain organizations haven‘t gotten the job done. That’s the approach we took in Boston. We identified certain things that we hadn’t been doing well, that might have gotten in the way of a World Series, and eradicated them.
Everyone on the grid gets nervous before a Formula 1 race. It’s just how you manage it. It’s impossible not to be a bit nervous before a Formula 1 start or even before a World Series start. You have nerves. The thing is, you know how to control them.
For five or six years, I didn’t play in some of the good games leading up to the World Series of Poker, because with so many below-average players there, I reasoned it messed up my game.
Finishing overall champion at the World Series in both the individual and synchro events has given me great confidence and I’m pleased I’ve been diving with consistency.
The World Series is something that rarely gets to a number of venues in professional baseball. And that’s one problem because we want the fan base of particular cities to participate in the World Series, even though there may be a lull in the particular performance of the regional team.
My dream was to win the World Series, and I know the fans’ dream was to win the World Series as well. So we are on the same page, and I really enjoy my time in Houston.
If you had to point to one thing that made it less likely that the Red Sox would win the World Series, I would say it was those people that go to Fenway Park to watch the games. And then the media around it.
I always got nervous the nights we played in the World Series. First pitch, I was nervous. Then after that, forget it; I’d start playing.
I first became interested in ‘great moments‘ when I read about the famous Feller-to-Boudreau pickoff play in the 1948 World series.
We’re all trying so hard to win each of these World Series events and the standard now is phenomenal but it’s great that everyone’s pushing each other.
The only reason I don’t like playing in the World Series is I can’t watch myself play.
I had a great time at school. The experience was quite fulfilling, especially going to the World Series.
I have done a lot of NFL games, a season-opening home games, playoff games, championship games, and of course Stanley Cup games, World Series, NBA championship games. But I have never done a Superbowl. It’s probably the only major sporting event I’ve never done and I would like to.
I used to have a routine where I would eat a meal during the World Series of Poker. I would play, they would call it a day and I would go work out. I would always order poached salmon with mushrooms and I would dip the salmon into a side of ranch dressing.
Every year you go in and you obviously want to win a World Series, at least make the playoffs.
It’s worth everything to be in the World Series.
It’s an honor to be playing with these four players and to be a part of their fifth World Series title and my first.
It is hard to imagine the World Series being held in the sweet hazy sunshine of late September rather than the sour night air of late October, but that is precisely what has transpired in baseball over the past 50 years, a deterioration from light to darkness.
Although I have to say, it’s become a lot harder for me since I won the world series because everyone wants to beat me. For example, bluffing is really tough now, because there’s always someone who calls me on the off-chance that they’ll then be able to say they read a world champion‘s bluff.
I’d rather be in a good position in the playoffs and holding up a World Series trophy than holding up an MVP trophy.
In New York, the Mets are winning the World Series in 1969; that was pretty big, but I would say the moon landing was right up there with the Mets in the World Series. So it made a, a big impression on me as a little kid.
The Greatest Living Yankee is Whitey Ford, who came out of Aviation High School, which was then in Manhattan, and helped pitch the Yankees to victory in the 1950 World Series when he was 21.
If the World Series was on the line and I could pick one pitcher to pitch the game, I’d choose Whitey Ford every time.
I’m in my truck talking to Jesus. And you can see a World Series ring on my right pinkie finger. But when I take my sunglasses off a second later, it’s gone. It’s the whole divine intervention thing. You know Jesus had something to do with them winning.
My No. 1 thing is to win a World Series. The rest comes as it comes.
People recognize me wherever I go, where it used to be just New York. I guess people who aren’t even baseball fans watch the World Series. I was driving down the freeway in Los Angeles over the winter and a guy pulled up next to me and gave me the finger.
I’ve been in just about every situation as a player and coach and manager. I’ve been in the playoffs, World Series, and I know how to get there.
I’m an escaped car thief. I broke out of prison to see the Cubs in the World Series.
I do love the feeling of a big win. But you don’t have to have a World Series ring to be a winner. A winner is somebody who goes out there every day and exhausts himself trying to get something accomplished. Being able to get the most from their ability. That’s what characterizes a winner.
I’d love to play for the Philadelphia Eagles. I’m a South Jersey kid, and I was very excited when the Phillies won the World Series, and I’d like to stay home.
It’s not good or bad, but closers have changed things. I don’t think you are going to win a World Series without one. Where would the Yankees be without Mariano Rivera?
Whether it’s Bellator, OneFC, World Series, whatever, the door‘s open for me. Financial stability is the most important thing for me.
Obviously, I think the most meaningful thing is winning, and winning the World Series, but the way you help your team, if that is stealing bases and you can be the best at it, I think that’s pretty cool.
When we build that foundation for sustained success, and it ultimately results in a World Series, it’s going to be more than just a World Series.
There’s nothing better than a team that comes out of nowhere and finds themselves in the World Series.
[The Angels are] a team that gives you an opportunity always to be in the playoffs. This time, my first time with them, I was very close to getting to the World Series, so why not stay?
Watching other teams in the World Series is like watching somebody else eat a Hot Fudge Sundae.
I practised as an architect for 10 years. I qualified in 1973 with a fellowship diploma of architecture. World Series Cricket gave me the freedom to go out and pursue architecture.
Until spring training in 1946, the only time I pitched was in 1945 in the GI World Series.
Leon Day
Through the mid-80s I watched my team struggle, but in 1988 the A’s made it to the Series. I was at Game 5 that year and was forced to watch the Dodgers celebrate a World Series Championship on our home turf.
I praise World Series of Fighting, they gave me every opportunity I had, and at the end, they were totally professional and did everything they could to help me out.
The America’s Cup World Series was created in 2011, with an eye toward conjuring more off-cycle interest and marketing opportunities. It coincided with the ascent of foiling catamarans, a type of boat that goes faster and looks almost Photoshopped, the way it practically floats in air when it races.
It didn’t happen, but I feel fortunate for the two chances we had and it’s just a shame we didn’t go to a World Series for Cub fans.
I don’t involve personal biases in my handicapping or wagering. I bet against the Cubs in the 2016 World Series, which tainted the victory a little. It was still incredible to watch.
But more important than personal awards is winning the World Series. That’s the max that anyone could ask for. Let alone to have the ball in your in your glove for the final out of the World Series. That was the ultimate.
The World Series of Poker was becoming popular, and there were a lot of really bad poker players out there. The misperception was that I was really good, but I just ground it out. It was a good way to make money for Box.
Dylan Smith
Having been aware of the Red Sox since the 1946 World Series, having been growled at by Ted Williams as a young reporter in 1960, having been present at the horror of 1986 and the comeback of 2004, I have seen the highs and lows of some other people’s favorite team.
To get a save in the World Series is the reason I can’t stop smiling.
You play baseball. You play a lot of games. You win a lot of stuff. You win a World Series. But if that’s all you’ve done, what have you got to show for it?
If you’re talented enough and play long enough, and put up numbers, you’ll get to the Hall of Fame. That doesn’t make you a World Series winner.
The practice of our democracy depends on a sense of, and knowledge of, history in the same way that playing in the World Series requires a bat and a ball.
When we [the Braves] won the World Series in ’95, I went nuts. I mean, that was my team.
I’m proud of everything that I’ve accomplished since I was a little boy. That was my dream – to be a ballplayer. I didn’t dream to win so many Gold Gloves, or Silver Bats or play in All-Star Games or World Series. I was just dreaming to play the game.
You can keep going on and on about the interactions of people, which makes it a great drama and great event, and you’ll always hold that special, but if you’re looking at a baseball moment, the feeling you get when you win the World Series by far exceeds anything else in the game that you’re able to do.
To play meaningful games and try and win a division, a pennant, a World Series, that’s what it’s all about. That’s the thing I’m most proud of.
I was lucky enough to be a part of the first Angels team to win a World Series title and I look forward to the opportunity to bring Angel fans their second championship.
The World Series is played in my doubtless too-nostalgic imagination in some kind of autumn afternoon light, and seeing it exclusively in the bitter chill of midnight breaks the spell of even the best of games.
You can keep going on and on about the interactions of people, which makes it a great drama and great event ,and you’ll always hold that special, but if you’re looking at a baseball moment, the feeling you get when you win the World Series by far exceeds anything else in the game that you’re able to do.
How can I play baseball if I’m stupid? If I was stupid I wouldn’t have pitched in the World Series. I’d be playing ball in Mexico or Yugoslavia or on Pluto.
When I got out of baseball, I got all the way out. I might watch a World Series game or something.
Rollie Fingers
My relatives have always taken their baseball seriously, and proudly rooted for the Yankees when they beat the boys from Brooklyn in six remarkable World Series matchups in the 1940s and the 1950s.
Ed Henry
I’d like to get back and win the World Series and have that be the last image in my mind for the postseason.
The greatest single moment Ive ever known in Detroit was Jim Northrups triple in the seventh game of the World Series in St. Louis. It was a stunning moment because not only were the Tigers winning a world championship that meant so much to an entire city, they were beating the best pitcher I ever saw-Bob Gibson.
Imagine if baseball were taught the way science is taught in most inner-city schools. Schoolchildren would get lectures about the history of the World Series. High school students would occasionally reproduce famous plays of the past. Nobody would get in the game themselves until graduate school.
And then 45 years later, as I finished my career in the great city of Cleveland, that was another great way to end my career, going to the World Series.
When you taste winning the World Series, you want to do that every year.
If you had told me in 1997 that even 5 people would be waiting online for me to sign my new book in 2009, I would have jumped around like Joe Carter in the 1993 World Series. I love it. I can’t imagine why anyone wouldn’t like it. The only thing I worry about is carpal tunnel syndrome – my last tour almost caused it.
Going through college a Red Sox fan and knowing the history behind everything that was going on back in the ’80s and finally getting a chance to win a World Series for this great city and bringing it back after 86 years, it was truly special, and it’s one of the highlights that I’ll remember for a long time.
This is what you work for, putting all the other crap that you hear aside. Just being able to participate in a World Series is pretty much everything. But you do want to win!
Once, as a 12 year-old boy, you’ve had the experience of seeing your team win the World Series, there is nothing that will ever replace that, or taint that.
Time and time again, I see former teammates, and we talk about it. It feels like we are all on the same page: We enjoyed the regular season, but we were disappointed in not making the World Series.
I played for 18 years, but the only thing that meant anything to me was the World Series.
I’ve been a Yankees fan for a long time. When I was a kid in the mid-’70s, the Yankees were really great. They had Reggie Jackson in ’77. I was 8 years old at the time. He hit three home runs to win the World Series in game six against the Dodgers, and I was just hooked.
In 1960 when Pittsburgh beat us in the World Series, we outscored them 55-27. It was the only time I think the better team lost. I was so disappointed I cried on the plane ride home.
I like that the ‘Underworld‘ series created a whole other world that’s totally different yet familiar to our own.
The Giants have won. They have won the World Series for the third time in five years. And Madison Bumgarner has firmly etched his name on the all-time World Series record books as one of the greatest World Series pitchers the game has ever seen.
Why the fairy tale of Willie Mays making a brilliant World Series catch, and then dashing off to play stickball in the street with his teenage pals. That’s baseball. So is the husky voice of a doomed Lou Gehrig saying, ‘I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth.’
Baseball is a business. Sure, we fans are wistful dreamers who fantasize about glory on the diamond, but to the people who hold the purse strings, the Cubs win the economic World Series every year.
I’ve been very fortunate to be involved in all the Super Bowls, to see some World Series, to cover heavyweight championship fights; I’ve been to the Olympics and seen every sporting event there is.
Well, I know that I’ll never forget that, but also I won’t forget the hundreds of people who sent me letters, telegrams, and postcards during that World Series. There wasn’t a single nasty message. Everybody tried to say something nice.
To a New Yorker, a 1948 Indians World Series baseball signed by the whole team might be worth only $200 to $300, but to a Clevelander like myself, it might be, like, $1,000 to $2,000.
We know how hard it is to make the World Series; to do it two years in a row is really special. I know how lucky I am to be a part of it two years in a row.
I grew up in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and I’m a huge Red Sox fan. I’ve probably been to Fenway 40 times. I’ve been pretty lucky as a sports fan because the Patriots have won Super Bowls and the Red Sox have won World Series during my lifetime.
That was my heart and that was my passion. All I ever wanted to do is wrestle. I never wanted to pitch in Game Seven of the World Series, I never wanted to throw the touchdown in the Superbowl, I wanted to wrestle…Be a professional wrestler.
Tommy Dreamer
I grew up a Phillies fan. Me and my buddies tailgated a couple of times when they won the World Series. I like just being in that atmosphere.
My big break was when I won ‘Search for a Supermodel Australia,’ and then I came second in the world series, and that was all good, but I was just having fun; it wasn’t real to me.
What I found is that experience in the World Series made me connect more with the fans.
To win a World Series, the whole team has to be hot, everything has to go your way.
Before seeing ‘The Pride of the Yankees,’ you may or may not know that the Yankees referred to are the ones who win the World Series each year. After seeing it you will find that the reference is indirect.
Every year the World Series should go seven games for the dramatics of it.
I’ve spent 34 years associated with the Cubs, and part of the reason I’ve stayed in baseball is because I want to be part of a World Series winner.
If the World Series runs until election day, the networks will run the first one-half inning and project the winner.
Lindsey Nelson
It’s weird coming into a game in the later innings, in a World Series game.
Why the fairy tale of Willie Mays making a brilliant World Series catch, and then dashing off to play stickball in the street with his teenage pals. That’s baseball. So is the husky voice of a doomed Lou Gehrig saying, ‘I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth.’
We’ve got to win a championship and bring a World Series trophy back to Chicago.
The playoffs are the wedge between the season and the World Series. If you lose, it means you won’t be going to the greatest sports event in this country…You’re forgotten by Thanksgiving.
I don’t just think regular season. I think playoffs. World Series. That’s how I think.
You never want to have Yadier Molina up with the bases loaded in the World Series, but, dammit, you wouldn’t want a better hitter up. Maybe that’s not the way most people think, I don’t know. That’s how I think.
We don’t just say this every spring training – ‘Playoffs, World Series.’ You’ve got to do it.
I didn’t know anybody who went to Rangers games. Then, when they started winning and going to World Series, everybody’s wearing Rangers hats.
The guy stroked his goatee. “What do you call twenty guys watching the world series?” “The New York Yankees,” Butch replied.
St. Louis is a good example of a vibrant city. Having stayed in a hotel in 2011 overlooking Cardinals stadium when they won the World Series, their fans definitely show up loud and proud.
Growing up, you think about playing in the big leagues one day. But to this scale, and winning a World Series in your hometown, I don’t think you could have planned that.
My goal on Earth is not to win a World Series or be the best baseball player who ever lived. That simply is not up to me because I have to wait and see if it is part of the Lord‘s plan. My goal is to follow the Lord and what he wants me to do so that someday I may enter His kingdom and receive everlasting life.
David Murphy
When I was a kid in New York, long before saturation sports coverage, the world heavyweight championship was, with the baseball World Series, the great national event.
I had an opportunity with Baltimore to make it to the World Series, and that didn’t happen.
The Yankees won the pennant, we went on to the World Series, 41 years after that in the city of Toronto. The great city of Toronto, and all the provinces in Canada, everybody reached out and they were excited because we won the first World Series ever, across the border.
Maybe these kids are just too young and too dumb to know about the first 13. Maybe they can’t comprehend that the Braves have only won one World Series in those 13 years.
Don’t write us off. Nobody thought we’d win the World Series in 2005, but we did. There are years when we think we’re great, and we’re bad. I mean, the funny thing about this game is that you can’t figure it out.
I would want to go to the future, 25 years in the future, and see if the Cubs ever win a World Series.
If I was at the final table at the World Series of Poker, that would probably be the most exciting thing I’ve ever done in my life. And believe me, the UFC, the announcing in the Octagon, is extremely exciting.
We want to win a World Series for Detroit. That’s our goal.
I’ve been fortunate to be on two teams that have won the World Series. I’ve had a chance to go through that and see how much fun it is and the memories you make going through that process. No matter how many times you do it, you’re always going to have an itch to do that again.
The only thing on my mind now is getting that World Series ring.
By far, the best moment of my big league career was when I caught the last out at the World Series.
I don’t want to be one of those great players who never made it to the (World) Series.
I rooted for the Milwaukee Brewers and its stars, Robin Yount and Paul Molitor. I went to a lot of games, including the World Series in 1982. The Brewers may have been a bad team for most of my life, but to have your team at its peak when you are thirteen years old is an experience I wish for every fan.
I definitely want to be in a place where I can win long-term and be a part of World Series teams for many years to come.
Every time I toe the rubber, it’s no different for me than it was in the World Series.
At the beginning of the World Series of 1947, I experienced a completely new emotion when the National Anthem was played. This time, I thought, it is being played for me, as much as for anyone else.
But if you cover the World Series on the news or do a feature on an Ali boxing match then all of a sudden ears go up all over the place and people say what the hell are you doing. The reason for that is that we’re doing something that people are really interested in.
The pressure of the World Series and the playoffs, it gets to you. But I hope I feel like that every year. Because hopefully we’re playing into November every year.
Its unbelievable, I cant even describe it. To be a big part of bringing the World Series the first World Series ever to Houston is just tremendous.
Everybody knows the World Series of Poker is the biggest stage in the world. This is where you make your name.
What women want: To be loved, to be listened to, to be desired, to be respected, to be needed, to be trusted, and sometimes, just to be held. What men want: Tickets to the World Series.
I got a chance to host the ‘Late Late Show’ for two nights before they hired Craig Ferguson. I enjoyed it, but nothing can replace the thrill of calling an NFC championship game or a Super Bowl or a World Series.
People don’t own teams to lose money. If you ask any owner whether they would rather make $20 million and come in last place or lose $20 million and win a World Series, there’s only one guy who honestly would take that championship: George Steinbrenner. Nobody else.
[The World Series] introduced me for the first time to a team with a lot of black players. Detroit had about three of them: I think it was Willie Horton, Gates Brown, and Earl Wilsonmight have been one or two more in ’68.
I really want to see the Cubs in the World Series. I really do.
The truth is that for those 86 long years when the Red Sox went without a World Series win, fans were not only in a recession, but trapped in a longstanding, deeply entrenched sports depression.
I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
When I was a teenager and my brother Frank was in the World Series in ’57 and ’58 against the Yankees, Braves winning in ’57 and the Yankees in ’58, little did I know the next time these two teams would meet in the World Series, I would be managing the Yankees.
A World Series trophy is a wonderful thing to behold.
That’s what every young kid thinks about when they first put on a uniform – is to play in the Major League and then, ultimately, play in a World Series. To me, that was the ultimate, winning in ’86.
Winning the World Series, winning the MVP, you feel like you have everything.
I don’t like the idea of this team won a trade or that team did. I think it commodifies players in an unnecessary way. Let’s just go win a World Series. How’s that?
I hope the car they (Sport Magazine who awarded it to the World Series MVP) give him (Brooks Robinson) has an extra large glove box.
Philadelphia loves its team, and being able to win a World Series for the city, fans, players and our Phillies organization meant so much to me.
You don’t get a chance to go to the playoffs and World Series very often, but to be able to experience it with the people you love most in the world is really fun.
Someday, the Chicago Cubs are going to be in the World Series…
They only delivered the newspaper once a week where I lived in Oklahoma, and those people lived and died with the box score of my games. My biggest moment was winning the World Series because everyone in my town was able to feel he was a world champion.
I threw so hard (after striking out Art Fletcher & Doc Crandall in the 9th inning of Game 1 of the 1912 World Series) I thought my arm would fly right off my body.
I’m here to win a World Series. I’m excited to be here with my team. I’m excited to be here with the Dodgers. We’ve got one goal, which is to win, and we’re not going to stop until we get it.
All the individual stuff is great, but I just want to win a World Series.
I imagine myself as the broadcaster for a Cubs-White Sox World Series, a Series that would last seven games, with the final game going extra innings before being suspended because of darkness at Wrigley Field.
We want to add an American League pennant… and to bring the World Series to Arlington.
What we should have done is kept the same team that played in the ’95 World Series. Those trades (Eddie Murray & Carlos Baerga) caused a lot of chaos in the organization. I didn’t feel like we were moving in the right direction.
My biggest moment was winning the World Series because everyone in my town was able to feel he was a world champion.