"The essence of the Yankees is that they win. From in front or from behind, they win. And that's why the history of the New York Yankees is virtually the history of baseball."
-Dave Anderson, The New York Times
"Some kids dream of joining the circus, other of becoming a major league baseball player. As a member of the New York Yankees, I've gotten to do both."
"If I have to go 2, I'll go 2."
"If you're a Yankee fan, or if you're not a Yankee fan - you have to admit, we're winners."
"One night I was watching a quiz show on TV and the question was, 'Name a baseball team synonymous with winning.' One girl said, 'Dodgers.' The other girl said, 'Giants.' That made me madder than hell. I kept saying, 'Yankees, you dummies.' And of course the answer was the Yankees."
"During the 1920s New York Yankee owner Jacob Ruppert once described his perfect afternoon at Yankee Stadium. 'It's when the Yankees score eight runs in the first inning,' Ruppert said, 'and then slowly pull away.'"
-Peter Golenbock in Dynasty: The New York Yankees (1975)
"In a tough age which called for tough men in baseball, the Yankees were the toughest."
-Author David Voigt