Wade Boggs Top Quotes

Wade Boggs is a former professional baseball third baseman from the United States. During his 18-year baseball career, he was a member of the Boston Red Sox. In addition, he began attending York Yankees and helped them win the 1996 World Series.

Furthermore, Wade Boggs is ranked 33rd among Major League Baseball players in terms of batting average over his career. He reached the pinnacle of his success when he was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005.

Here are some of his famous quotes:

“Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that’s why I call you dad because you are so special to me. You taught me the game, and you taught me how to play it right.”― Wade

“A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, and it sparks extraordinary results.”― Wade

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“One guy that I wish was here right now, Ted Williams helped me so much, our long talks, not about hitting but about fishing, one of Ted’s passions, and I wish he was here today to share this with me because I owe so much to Ted Williams.”― Wade

“When you set goals, and you reach those goals in mid-August and early September, there’s nothing to look forward to. You sort of lose your drive.”― Wade

“Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but how we react to what happens, not by what life brings us but the attitude we bring to life.”― Wade


“I played the game one way. I gave it everything I had. It doesn’t take any ability to hustle.”― Wade Boggs

“I like alligator meat. Tastes like chicken.”― Wade

“In life, so many things are taken for granted, but one thing I can honestly say is that I took every day, enjoyed the game of putting on that uniform and playing the great game of baseball.”― Wade Boggs

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“I didn’t get over 1300 walks without knowing the strike zone.”― Wade Boggs

“Humbled by the fact that never in a million years would I ever thought that I would be on the same stage with all these great Hall of Famers and enshrined to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.”― Wade Boggs

“Lou Gorman gave my number to a non-roster player the year after I left.”― Wade Boggs

“The old saying was, ‘Boggs never drives in any runs.’ I played in 155 games. I led off. That’s 155 plate appearance where I come up with nobody on.”― Wade Boggs

“Looking back on those days and little leaguer, the Hall of Fame is not even a blinking star, but through baseball travels and moving up the ladder, that star begins to flicker.”― Wade Boggs

“I felt that I’d rather be lucky than good. That’s the aspect I kept bringing to baseball. The more superstitions I had, the better off I’d have of finding more luck.”― Wade Boggs

“You can’t see the bat hit the ball if you’re generating any bat speed. If you’re just laying the bat through the strike zone, sure, maybe.”― Wade Boggs

“My God… What are the headlines going to be like on Monday if the Yankees don’t make the playoffs?”― Wade Boggs

“I got pantsed in ‘Bar Wars,’ the number-one rated episode of ‘Cheers’ all time. I’m very proud of that.”― Wade Boggs

“I haven’t been really superstitious once I left baseball, actually.”― Wade Boggs

“Then there’s Johnny Pesky, hit me countless number of ground balls and improved my fielding so much.”― Wade Boggs

“The owner of the New York Yankees, Mr. George Steinbrenner who I had the greatest respect for, I want to thank him for giving me the opportunity to win that special ring in 1996.”― Wade Boggs

“This journey started about 42 years ago in a little town of Brunswick, Georgia.”― Wade

“Rod Carew told me once that for those that know you, no explanation is necessary, and for those that don’t know you, none is possible. That’s the philosophy I live by.”― Wade

“I think athletes in general are actors. We perform in front of big crowds. People pay to come see you play. So, people come see you to basically act.”― Wade

“To me, hitting the ball in the air means hitting a line drive, and I hit far more balls in the air.”― Wade

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