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Quotes Said By the Great Derek Jeter!

"I have the greatest job in the world. Only one person can have it. You have shortstops on other teams-I'm not knocking other teams-but there's only one shortstop on the Yankees."

"My dad had been shortstop when he was in college, and you know, when you're a kid, you want to be just like your dad."

"You forget about it whether it was 15-2 or 3-2. It's still a loss. It doesn't matter what the score was if we win tomorrow."

"Sitting on the bench I saw the ball go over the cutoff man's head and I thought the run was going to score right there. And then Derek came out of nowhere. That was the biggest lift for us."
-By Andy Pettite, speaking of Derek Jeter's amazing play in the first round of the 2001 playoffs, to stop the Oakland Athletics from advancing to the second round.

"The Yankees have 25 heroes"

"Yankee Stadium is my favorite stadium; I'm not going to lie to you. There's a certain feel you get in Yankee Stadium."

"God, I hope I wear this jersey forever." *my favorite*

"The name DEREK JETER is made for stardom. He's got an infectious smile, and he's so handsome and well-behaved. He's just a fine young man who does everything right."
-By Yankees owner, Mr. George Stienbrenner

"It doesn't feel different being here,"[At the All-Star game] "I feel like I'm on an All-Star team everyday."

"My hero's, my dreams, and my future lie in Yankee Stadium and they can't take that from me."

"What kind of shortstop is Derek Jeter? Well, a very effective one, to be sure. I think he's a sleeker and leaner model of a Cal Ripken. He's out of the Cal Ripken mold in that he's tall and rangy, has a great arm, covers a lot of ground and he's a great offensive player."
-Ozzie Smith, retired, an amazing shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals

"In a perfect World, we'd all be Yankees

"The thing that sets Derek apart is that he's not afraid to fail." -Charlie Hayes

"The name Derek Jeter is made for stardom. He's got an infectious smile, and he's so handsome and well-behaved. He's just a fine young man who does everything right. He's like Jack Armstrong and Frank Merriwell, guys I grew up rooting for. Some guys come along who just measure up." -George Steinbrenner, Yankees owner

"He's a natural. Young. Handsome. He can play his ass off, playing shortstop for the Yankees. What more do you want? The fact that he's here in the greatest sports town-greatest city in the world-makes it that much better." -Spike Lee, Director

"He gets better every year, that's what's remarkable about him."

I think that he's most popular with the ladies. Last ticker-tape parade, they were lined up and down Broadway, screaming and holding up signs: I WANT TO MARRY YOU, DEREK! What can you say? He's handsome, and he plays well. Everyone wants to be near him." -Jaswinder Singh, NYC Cabdriver

"I love his work ethic. He has a great attitude. He has the qualities that seperate superstars from everyday people, and a lot of it is attributable to his great family background." -Michael Jordan

"Hanging out with him sucks because all the women flock to him. Let's see, he's been on the cover of GQ, is rich and famous, hits for average and power and is a helluva nice guy." -Tim Raines

"This kid, right now, the tougher the situation, the more fire he gets in his eyes. You don't teach that." -manager Joe Torre

"If you're going to play at all, you're out to win. Baseball, board games, playing Jeopardy! I hate to lose." -Derek Jeter

"In big games, the action slows down for him where it speeds up for others. I've told him, 'I'll trade my past for your future.'" -Reggie Jackson

"He's legit. He's versatile, you can see him on the cover of GQ, then the next week he's on the cover of Sports Illustrated. He's focused, he works hard. I'm proud of him, I'm glad we're working together." -Michael Jordan (quote #2)

"God, I hope I wear this jersey forever."

"I have the greatest job in the world. Only one person can have it. You have shortstops on other teams-I'm not knocking other teams-but there's only one shortstop on the Yankees."

"It doesn't feel different being here (at the All-Star Game) I feel like I'm on an All-Star team everyday."

"My dad had been shortstop when he was in college, and you know, when you're a kid, you want to be just like your dad."

"My hero's, my dreams, and my future lie in Yankee Stadium and they can't take that from me."

"My office is at Yankee stadium. Yes, dreams do come true."

"The guy's (Shane Spencer) ridiculous. No one hits home runs like that. I'm telling you, man, it's ridiculous."

"The Yankees have twenty-five heroes."

"We just want to win. That's the bottom line. I think a lot of times people may become content with one championship or a little bit of success, but we don't really reflect on what we've done in the past. We focus on the present."

"Yankee Stadium is my favorite stadium; I'm not going to lie to you. There's a certain feel you get in Yankee Stadium."

"You forget about it whether it was 15-2 or 3-2. It's still a loss. It doesn't matter what the score was if we win tomorrow."

"You gotta have fun. Regardless of how you look at it, we're playing a game. It's a business, it's our job, but I don't think you can do well unless you're having fun."

"Nobody's Harder on me than myself."

"All I ever wanted to be was a Yankee."

"I ate everything. If i had to DH all the time, I'd be 300 pounds by August." -Derek Jeter, admitting that between innings of a July 7 home game, he spent time in the clubhouse enjoying food while serving as DH.

"You can't find love.... Love finds you."

"I didn't make this game... this game made me"

"I'm still dreaming. The way New York has embraced us, I can't put into words. This is still a dream."

It's always been my dream to play for the Yankees. I had a nightmare once that I was traded. That's my worst fear."

"Right Now, being Derek Jeter in New York is just about the best it gets" ~David Cone

"I'm telling you, this kid might be a rookie in name, but in mind, heart and ability, he's got to be a six year veteran, because that's exactly how he plays." ~Willie Randolph

Now, some Yankee quotes...

"Just take the ball and throw it where you want to. Throw strikes. Home plate don't move."

Baseball is a lot like life. The line drives are caught; the squibbles go for base hits. It's an unfair game.

Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many players on the field?

It took me seventeen years to get 3,000 hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course. -Hank Aaron

"The guy with the biggest stomach will be the first to take off his shirt at a baseball game.". (hehe.. its so.. wrong.. Yet, so true!!! hahaha)

"I think the Good Lord is a Yankee" – Mariano Rivera

"I wish I'd never see them again. I wish they'd disappear from the league. Then we'd be winners." -Pedro Martinez on those YANKEES :)-

Derek Jeter Quotes…

"In a perfect World, we'd all be Yankees"

"The thing that sets Derek apart is that he's not afraid to fail." -Charlie Hayes

"The name Derek Jeter is made for stardom. He's got an infectious smile, and he's so handsome and well-behaved. He's just a fine young man who does everything right. He's like Jack Armstrong and Frank Merriwell, guys I grew up rooting for. Some guys come along who just measure up." -George Steinbrenner, Yankees owner

"He's a natural. Young. Handsome. He can play his ass off, playing shortstop for the Yankees. What more do you want? The fact that he's here in the greatest sports town-greatest city in the world-makes it that much better." -Spike Lee, Director

"He gets better every year, that's what's remarkable about him."

I think that he's most popular with the ladies. Last ticker-tape parade, they were lined up and down Broadway, screaming and holding up signs: I WANT TO MARRY YOU, DEREK! What can you say? He's handsome, and he plays well. Everyone wants to be near him." -Jaswinder Singh, NYC Cabdriver

"I love his work ethic. He has a great attitude. He has the qualities that seperate superstars from everyday people, and a lot of it is attributable to his great family background." -Michael Jordan

"Hanging out with him sucks because all the women flock to him. Let's see, he's been on the cover of GQ, is rich and famous, hits for average and power and is a helluva nice guy." -Tim Raines

"This kid, right now, the tougher the situation, the more fire he gets in his eyes. You don't teach that." -manager Joe Torre

"If you're going to play at all, you're out to win. Baseball, board games, playing Jeopardy! I hate to lose." -Derek Jeter

"In big games, the action slows down for him where it speeds up for others. I've told him, 'I'll trade my past for your future.'" -Reggie Jackson

"He's legit. He's versatile, you can see him on the cover of GQ, then the next week he's on the cover of Sports Illustrated. He's focused, he works hard. I'm proud of him, I'm glad we're working together." -Michael Jordan (quote #2)

"God, I hope I wear this jersey forever."

"I have the greatest job in the world. Only one person can have it. You have shortstops on other teams-I'm not knocking other teams-but there's only one shortstop on the Yankees."

"It doesn't feel different being here (at the All-Star Game) I feel like I'm on an All-Star team everyday."

"My dad had been shortstop when he was in college, and you know, when you're a kid, you want to be just like your dad."

"My hero's, my dreams, and my future lie in Yankee Stadium and they can't take that from me."

"My office is at Yankee stadium. Yes, dreams do come true."

"The guy's (Shane Spencer) ridiculous. No one hits home runs like that. I'm telling you, man, it's ridiculous."

"The Yankees have twenty-five heroes."

"We just want to win. That's the bottom line. I think a lot of times people may become content with one championship or a little bit of success, but we don't really reflect on what we've done in the past. We focus on the present."

"Yankee Stadium is my favorite stadium; I'm not going to lie to you. There's a certain feel you get in Yankee Stadium."

"You forget about it whether it was 15-2 or 3-2. It's still a loss. It doesn't matter what the score was if we win tomorrow."

"You gotta have fun. Regardless of how you look at it, we're playing a game. It's a business, it's our job, but I don't think you can do well unless you're having fun."

"Nobody's Harder on me than myself."

"All I ever wanted to be was a Yankee."

"You can't find love.... Love finds you."

"I didn't make this game... this game made me"

"I'm still dreaming. The way New York has embraced us, I can't put into words. This is still a dream."

It's always been my dream to play for the Yankees. I had a nightmare once that I was traded. That's my worst fear."

"Right Now, being Derek Jeter in New York is just about the best it gets" ~David Cone

"I'm telling you, this kid might be a rookie in name, but in mind, heart and ability, he's got to be a six year veteran, because that's exactly how he plays." ~Willie Randolph

Yankee Quotes...

"Just take the ball and throw it where you want to. Throw strikes. Home plate don't move."

Baseball is a lot like life. The line drives are caught; the squibbles go for base hits. It's an unfair game.

Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many players on the field?

It took me seventeen years to get 3,000 hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course. -Hank Aaron

"The guy with the biggest stomach will be the first to take off his shirt at a baseball game.". Lol.. its so.. wrong.. Yet, so true!!! Lol

"Two hundred million Americans, and there ain't two good catchers among 'em." -Casey Stengel

I love baseball.

I'd walk through hell in a gasoline suit for baseball.

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