We have collected the best Dodgers Quotes by famous authors including Joe Torre, Pee Wee Reese, Brian Dennehy, Tommy Lasorda, Thomas Hauser and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
After you manage the Yankees for 12 years, it’s really tough to envision going somewhere else. But then the Dodgers called.
I had only played five games in my senior year in high school. I was not large enough. Hell, when I graduated, I was about five foot four and weighed 120 pounds. I didn’t go with the Dodgers until spring training of 1940 and I weighed all of 155 pounds soaking wet.
Pee Wee Reese
As a player, to me the Dodgers were the Yankees of the National League because… you either loved them or you hated them.
I like sports. I’m a big football fan. When I was a kid, I was a… I don’t even know how to describe it… I was an obsessed Brooklyn Dodgers fan. And I think when they left Brooklyn, which was simultaneous with me starting college, everything changed, and I haven’t had the same passion for sports.
The only Angels in Los Angeles are in Heaven, and they’re looking down on the Dodgers.
Three of my childhood dreams went unfulfilled. I never saw a no-hitter, never saw a triple play, and never caught a ball that had been hit into the stands. But I did see the Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in a World Series game when I was 10.
In 1957, I was a 16-year-old office boy for the Dodgers.
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.
Many children work hard to please their parents, but what I truly longed for was good times that were about us, not about me. That is the real hole the Dodgers filled in my life.
I grew up watching the Lakers and the Dodgers and the Rams, all local men’s professional teams, and never really had any women that I grew up watching.
I can’t tell you how much it means for the Dodgers’ front office, who were already winning without me, to bring me over to help win a championship. Hopefully, I can help deliver that.
I can’t be the Mayor of L.A. I hate the Dodgers. I’m a Yankee fan. Yankee fans can’t ever root for the Dodgers.
My commitment is to Los Angeles, so whatever helps this continue to be a great city, that’s what I would be focused to do, and the Dodgers are certainly iconic to Los Angeles.
I watch the Dodgers every night – no reading anymore – and I dream that I could have hit that home run.
I had told my wife that I was thinking of retiring at the end of the year. I was thinking I didn’t want to do it anymore, but then I was traded to the Dodgers.
The Dodgers to me are the Yankees of the National League.
I’ve been a baseball fan in the early part of my life, so through the ’70s and the ’80s, I was a huge fan. I actually followed the Dodgers back then, back in the Kirk Gibson years, Steve Garvey.
I’m a big baseball fan, and I feel proprietary about the Dodgers. I’m not the owner. I’m not the manager. But I feel passionate about the decisions that they make, and I take it personally when they make decisions I don’t like.
When you – when you become the manager of a major league team, particularly the Dodgers, to me, that’s a privilege and an honor. No matter where you go or what you do, you represent that position that you have. And you represent that organization that gave you the opportunity to be doing what you’re doing.
I felt unhappy and trapped. If I left baseball, where could I go, what could I do to earn enough money to help my mother and to marry Rachel? The solution to my problem was only days away in the hands of a tough, shrewd, courageous man called Branch Rickey, the president of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
I had no future with the Dodgers, because I was too closely identified with Branch Rickey. After the club was taken over by Walter O’Malley, you couldn’t even mention Mr. Rickey’s name in front of him. I considered Mr. Rickey the greatest human being I had ever known.
The Dodgers told me a big bonus was no good, and they said other players would resent it. Better for me to take a small amount of money and work my way.
I was huge on basketball and baseball. I love sports. I’m an L.A. guy. I love the Lakers and Dodgers.
I rooted for the Dodgers when they were in Brooklyn.
The game of baseball is better when the Dodgers are playing well, just like when the Yankees are playing well, or the Cubs, the Phillies, the big-name teams.