Jeff Kent  

"Winning is the only thing that makes me happy. Ask my wife. I don’t get happy about anniversaries or birthdays. I don’t care about that. Just winning.”

"I can’t be No. 1 with an MVP trophy. I could be No. 1 with the championship ring and the championship trophy on my fireplace.”

"When I leave this game, I’d rather be respected than loved.”

"I like the laid-back, polite, respectful courteous personality cowboys have. Guys almost lay down their life for you if they’re your friends. You exist on a handshake rather than a signed contract.”

"Confidence and cockiness, they’re both tied into success.”

'Whatever the situation where the game is on the line, I want the ball hit to me or the bat in my hands.”

"On the diamond I’m driven by the fear and embarrassment of failure. I’m terrified I’ll let my teammates down.”

"Some guys play not to get hurt, and they’re never really as good as they can be. That’s not the way I play.”

'If you want to get to know me, you have to get off the baseball field. Because when I'm on the field, and in the clubhouse, I'm doing what I'm paid to do, what I love to do, and man, I hate it when I fail."

"I'm a Mormon. I don't do a lot of the off-the-field activities that athletes are known to do. And I guess I've created a world that is unlike the typical world of a professional athlete."

"Do I race motorcycles? I do. I use the word 'race' because, I admit, what I do on a motocross bike is different than riding a Harley down the street."


Jeff Kent, 2002 Upper Deck Vintage

Jeff Kent, 2001 Stadium


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