We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Minor League Quotes from Bob Uecker, Ryne Sandberg, Dan Bilzerian, Red Schoendienst, Cal Ripken, Jr.. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
In 1962 I was named Minor League Player of the Year. It was my second season in the bigs.
Football, I thought, would be a tough sport to make a living in. There is no minor league. You either make it to the NFL or you don’t.
If you look at poker as a sport like baseball, then I’d be maybe a minor league or high school ballplayer. But I play with T-ballers.
When there were just eight teams in each of the big leagues, I was always told, ‘It’s hard to come up, but it’s just hard to stay in the big leagues.’ That’s because there’s always somebody. The Cardinals had so many minor league clubs and had so many good ballplayers.
I stayed attached to baseball through the kids and through minor league baseball, and I’m very satisfied with the schedule it allows me to have, which means I’m home until my kids go off to college. I value that time.
After a Double-A season in which I was named Minor League Player of the Year by several publications, I grabbed some positive media attention. Being the emotional, entrepreneurial capitalist that I was, I decided to try to strike and start an online fan club.
I suspect the real reason the N.F.L. and N.B.A. don’t want high schoolers and college underclassmen to play with their ball is that they don’t want to jeopardize their relationship with National Collegiate Athletic Association, which serves as a sort of free minor league and unpaid promotional department for the pros.
Minor league umpires are evaluated in their respective leagues each year and rated numerically. This enables umpires to know where they stand and helps them make prudent career decisions.
When I was growing up, I always had the dream of being an analyst for a minor league baseball team or something like that.
You know, I was once named Minor League Player of the Year… unfortunately, I had been in the majors for two years at the time.
You can’t say it’s good when guys out there are signing minor league deals and they would be big league players on 80 percent of the teams, but why would a team sign a player when you can pay dirt, and they’re not going to win anyway?
When I was a minor league player, my goal was to be a major leaguer. It’s no different as a minor league manager.
Athletes who take to the classroom naturally or are encouraged to focus on grades should be able to do well in the classroom. I believe the reason you go to college is to get your degree. It’s not a minor league or an audition for the pros.
I think about my dad and how tough he had it. They treated us a lot better in our minor league system, especially with the food. But the bus rides were no joke.