Cal Ripken, Jr. Quotes & Sayings (Page 2)

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Cal Ripken, Jr. quotes and sayings page 2 (61 year old athlete). Here's quote # 11 through 20 out of the 43 we have for him.

Cal Ripken, Jr. Quotes
“I don't mind being described as vanilla in certain ways.”
Cal Ripken, Jr. Quotes
“I had trouble with my temper all the way through the minor leagues.”
Cal Ripken, Jr. Quotes
“When you are away from the game and busy with other areas, you realize that the world does not revolve around baseball.”
Cal Ripken, Jr. Quotes
“I love baseball. The game allowed me the influence to impact kids in a positive way. This gives me a chance to talk to some social issues.”
Cal Ripken, Jr. Quotes
“When you're an athlete and you play every day and are conditioning yourself every year, the aging is gradual.”
“A lot of people think I had such a rosy career, but I wanted to identify that one of the things that helps you have a long career is learning how to deal with adversity, how to get past it. Once I learned how to get through that, others things didn't seem so hard.”
“I never set out to do this; I never set out to say, 'Can I break this record?' Then all of a sudden, the preparations made for the celebration put pressure on me. I said, 'Okay, I have to get there.' After 2,130, there was sort of a realization it was a foregone conclusion you're going to play tomorrow.”
Cal Ripken, Jr. Quotes
“You learn as a player not to listen to the criticism. Many of the people who put out that criticism might not be as accomplished, might not understand the game as well from the inside-out.”
“My dad had premature gray. I was always the one with the most energy, the one who continued to practice longer. I ran up and down the stairs of different stadiums. I didn't feel the need to cover up the fact that I was losing my hair or it was graying. When you're on a team, age is only a factor when you're talking in the locker room.”
“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.”

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