The Best Hank Aaron quotes

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In 1954, Hank Aaron made his debut as a professional baseball player for the Milwaukee Braves. He would go on to play 21 seasons in the MLB, setting several records and becoming one of the most iconic players in history. But his best quotes didn’t begin on the baseball diamond. This is the remarkable story of Hank Aaron’s rise from childhood poverty to become one of the greatest athletes of all time.

We are glad to present you the most known Baseball, Field, Time, Life, Ball quotes from Hank Aaron, and much more.


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About Hank Aaron

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You may not think you’re going to make it. You may want to quit. But if you keep your eye on the ball, you can accomplish anything. — Hank Aaron

I’m sure glad this isn’t my home ball park. — Hank Aaron

The pitcher has got only a ball. I’ve got a bat. So the percentage in weapons is in my favor and I let the fellow with the ball do the fretting. — Hank Aaron

Looking at the ball going over the fence isn’t going to help. — Hank Aaron

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The first thing baseball wants to do is make you a superstar and then say that you owe baseball something. I don’t owe baseball anything. Baseball owes me. — Hank Aaron

Whatever we do, make sure we clean up baseball. — Hank Aaron

I’ve tried a lot of things in the off–season, but the only thing I really know is baseball. — Hank Aaron

There is no logical reason why girls shouldn’t play baseball. It’s not all that tough. — Hank Aaron

For many years, even after Jackie Robinson, baseball was so segregated, really. You just didn’t expect us to have a chance to do anything. Baseball was meant for the lily–white. — Hank Aaron

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It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course. — Hank Aaron

I had just turned 20, and Jackie told me the only way to be successful at anything was to go out and do it. He said baseball was a game you played every day, not once a week. — Hank Aaron


There is no such thing as a bed of roses all your life. — Hank Aaron

What you do with your life and how you do it is not only a reflection on you, but on your family and all of those institutions that have helped to make you who you are. — Hank Aaron

Baseball needs me because it needs somebody to stir the pot, and I need it because it’s my life. It’s the means I have to make a little difference in the world. — Hank Aaron

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Failure is a part of success. There is no such thing as a bed of roses all your life. But failure will never stand in the way of success if you learn from it. — Hank Aaron

I never doubted my ability, but when you hear all your life you’re inferior, it makes you wonder if the other guys have something you’ve never seen before. If they do, I’m still looking for it. — Hank Aaron

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I had many, many, many death threats. I couldn’t open letters for a long time, because they all had to be opened by either the FBI or somebody. — Hank Aaron

Roger Maris lost his hair the season he hit sixty–one, I still have all my hair, but when it’s over, I’m going home to Mobile and fish for a long time. — Hank Aaron

I tell young people–including my granddaughter–there is no shortcut in life. You have to take it one step at a time and work hard. And you have to give back. — Hank Aaron

I looked for the same pitch my whole career, a breaking ball. All of the time. I never worried about the fastball. They couldn’t throw it past me, none of them. — Hank Aaron


Frank robinson and i were more than baseball buddies. we were friends, Frank robinson was a hard nosed baseball player who did things on the field that people said could never be done. — Hank Aaron

My motto was always to keep swinging. whether i was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging. — Hank Aaron

On the field, blacks have been able to be super giants. But, once our playing days are over, this is the end of it and we go back to the back of the bus again. — Hank Aaron

I would like people not to think in terms of the 755 home runs I hit but think in terms of what I’ve accomplished off the field and some of the things I stood for. — Hank Aaron

I never smile when I have a bat in my hands. That’s when you’ve got to be serious. When I get out on the field, nothing’s a joke to me. I don’t feel like I should walk around with a smile on my face. — Hank Aaron

HANK AARON Quotes Take Away

As Hank Aaron once said, “It’s not the amount of time you spend at practice that counts, it’s what you put into the practice.” This couldn’t be more true for sales. The more effort and thought you put into understanding how people buy and using that knowledge to drive your marketing strategy- the better off you’ll be. We hope these quotes have inspired you as much as they’ve inspired us and we can’t wait to see what great things you achieve in your sales career.

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