Top 25 Gary Sheffield Quotes

Gary Antonian Sheffield is the real and full name of one of the former Major League Baseball outfielder of America. He played with eight teams since 1988 and ended up in 2009. Currently, he is serving as a sports agent.

Talking about the associated team, Sheffield played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Florida Marlins, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, the New York Mets, and Detroit Tigers. Due to his high skills, he succeeds to became one of the best baseball outfielders. After the retirement, he appeared as an agent, and his clients include former reliever Jason Grilli.

Following the top 25 quotes by Gary Sheffield might inspire you to win.

“I trust no one totally.”― Gary Sheffield

“Most people figured I’d be in jail. I’ve been proving people wrong my whole life.”― Gary Sheffield

“The owners have the right to pay you whatever they want to. They don’t have to pay you if they don’t want to.”― Gary Sheffield

“Well, everybody is trying to make this a money thing. If you send me to another team, let’s see what I ask for. I won’t ask for nothing. I’ll play under the same terms. So it is not Gary wants more money. Gary has money. What else do I need?”― Gary Sheffield

“I wanted to retire after I played for the Mets. My family said wait one year, that there was no need to rush it. I gave it a year and now it’s time to say goodbye.”― Gary Sheffield

“I am sure it will be mentioned and debated but from my standpoint I know who is in the Hall of Fame. A lot of them don’t belong in the Hall of Fame. If someone wants to debate me, check the stats.”― Gary Sheffield

Gary Sheffield on field
Gary Sheffield on field

“I thought I knew there was a God. I always acknowledged that, but at the same time, I didn’t live by those laws.”― Gary Sheffield

“If I’m coming in at 4:00 in the morning and my kids have been in bed since 8:00, 9:00, that’s not setting a good example. The responsibility that I have kids inside my household has made me realize now that I have to be an example.”― Gary Sheffield

“This is what people don’t understand. When they might see me do something that’s not ‘God-like,’ then they say, ‘Well, I thought you were saved?’ I am saved. I’m not perfect. I have emotions still. My name’s still Gary. These things here are not all cleaned up. I’m showing you my path.”― Gary Sheffield

“Regardless of what you’re searching, you ain’t gonna find it until you include God. Because, if you have a problem with women, drugs, or whatever the case may be, the only person that can fix that problem is God.”― Gary Sheffield

11th of 25 Gary Sheffield Quotes

“Black players had an issue with Joe Torre. They weren’t treated like everybody else. Even I got called out in a couple of meetings that I thought was unfair.”― Gary Sheffield

“If you’re equally good as this Latin player, guess who’s going to get sent home? I know a lot of players that are home now can outplay a lot of these guys.”― Gary Sheffield

Derek Jeter used to come to me and try to tell you what Joe Torre is all about, he’s a good man, he’s this, he’s that, but like I tell Derek Jeter, that’s you. It’s one thing that they treat you a certain way; you don’t feel what other people feel.”― Gary Sheffield

“I tell myself every offseason I’m not going to say anything crazy. I’m just going to have a peaceful season… Can’t do it. I’m cut from a different cloth.”― Gary Sheffield

“When you see Major League Baseball putting academies in other countries, obviously that throws up a red flag. You wonder why they ain’t going up in our neighborhood. Bottom line, what I see, I talk about… I see it over and over. If anybody can show me I’m wrong, then show me.”― Gary Sheffield

“I’ve played for teams that were family-oriented organizations. They made you feel like family. The Yankees are strictly a business. Baseball is your life and everything else is secondary.”― Gary Sheffield

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“When you challenge me, I like my chances in a fistfight. On the field, I use the same approach. I’m going to win. And I’ll do it by any means necessary. If you’re not willing to go that route, don’t come my way.”― Gary Sheffield

“The rage was in me, and if it wasn’t for the rage, then I wouldn’t know how to be calm. They feed off of each other. Just like when Malcolm X fed off Martin Luther King. They needed each other.”― Gary Sheffield

“I’ve been the best player on every team that I played on, so if I can’t be the poster child of your team, then what else is it? It’s got to be a black-white issue. Every white player I know who’s the best player on their team is the poster child of that team.”― Gary Sheffield

“I had no interest in steroids. I didn’t need them, and I didn’t want them. I never wanted them. From the get-go, I’ve frequently mouthed off about their negative impact on the game.”― Gary Sheffield

“When McGwire started the home run mania, attendance came back. The owners understood that the sudden spike in homers wasn’t accidental. All baseball knew it. But baseball is run on money, and home runs meant money. Baseball turned a blind eye.”― Gary Sheffield

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“My dad’s a bodybuilder. My whole life I’ve been taught to train the hard way. I believe in earning strength, not buying it. My grandfather raised me old school: In baseball, you work for whatever you get.”― Gary Sheffield

“In L.A., wives can fly on the plane; with the Yankees, they can’t. With other teams, the wives always have functions to bring them together. Not here. You don’t know what half the wives look like.”― Gary Sheffield

24th of 25 Gary Sheffield Quotes

“I don’t trust that many people. Just my mother and my wife and a couple of friends. When I trust people, it doesn’t end well.”― Gary Sheffield

“I’m not one of those people who have to try and remember what they told people, because I always tell the truth. That should count for something, right?”― Gary Sheffield

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