11 Quotes On Leadership And Faith From Mariano Rivera’s Retirement Announcement
Today New York Yankees legendary relief pitcher Mariano Rivera officially announced his retirement from the game of baseball. An argument can be made that Rivera played his position better than any other player has ever played their position in baseball’s history.
The following are 11 quotes on leadership and faith from a man who truly exudes dignity and class.
- “I would like to start saying and giving thanks to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”
- “I love to say it has been a privilege and honor to wear the pinstripes uniform that I have proudly wore for so many years.”
- “After this year I will be retired from the game I love with a passion.”
- “I want to thank you guys (the media) for being here also. You have been respectful and you guys have been wonderful. I appreciate that.”
- “I have had the pleasure to play with so many great players and coaches and guys who have inspired me for so many years.”
- “Now is the time. I have given everything. The tank is almost empty. The little gas I have left is for this year.”
- “I did everything and I’m proud of it.”
The following are four additional quotes courtesy of Scott Williams and his twitter account:
- “I did what I love, I did it with passion… I don’t want to do it for the wrong reason, money etc.”
- “The legacy that I want to leave is that I was a great teammate and I was there for others.”
- “The greatest thing in my career is the fact that the Lord blessed me with this Yankees uniform.”
- “I always mention the word ‘Blessed’ because it’s truly a blessing to play with these men. They are my family.”
Mariano, it is us who have been blessed to watch you play. As mentioned above, you have displayed nothing but incredible excellence, dignity, and class. Thank you for giving us everything you had. God bless you during this baseball season as well as the next season of your life.
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