30 Best Zack Greinke Quotes from the American Baseball Pitcher

Born on October 21, 1983, in Orlando, Florida, Zack Greinke is a distinguished American professional baseball pitcher.

Having made his Major League Baseball debut with the Kansas City Royals on May 23, 2004, he has also contributed to the Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks and Houston Astros.


Presently, he’s again donning the uniform of the Kansas City Royals. Greinke’s illustrious career boasts of multiple accolades, including a 6× All-Star (2009, 2014–2019), 2× Gold Glove Award (2014, 2015), 1× Silver Slugger Award (2013) and the prestigious American League Cy Young Award (2009).

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Furthermore, he pitched a no-hitter on May 9, 2009. Nicknamed the “scientist as a pitcher,” Greinke is revered for his diligent preparation ahead of each start and a unique upright overhand pitching style.

As of April 10, 2023, his professional record stands at 223 wins, 144 losses, an earned run average of 3.42 and a whopping 2,893 strikeouts.

Read through some of the most popular quotes from Zack Greinke.

Best Zack Greinke Quotes


I’m not a good liar. I just tell the truth; I think that’s the best way. ~ Zack Greinke.


That’s our goal every year, to win the World Series, like it is at most places. In L.A., it really is. ~ Zack Greinke.


I don’t mind people looking at me. That’s never bothered me. I don’t want them looking at me in my house; now that would bother me. ~ Zack Greinke.


I don’t play anymore, because I know I’m not going to be a pro golfer. So there’s no reason to golf. ~ Zack Greinke.

If I lie, I forget what I said the first time. I won’t remember the lie. I don’t know how people do it. ~ Zack Greinke.

There’s more people to ignore in New York or Boston than there are in Milwaukee, but I would still ignore them, probably. ~ Zack Greinke.


I play to see what I can accomplish. I don’t play for fun. I play to see how good I can be. ~ Zack Greinke.


Sometimes my arm wants to throw a hard fastball, but my brain doesn’t want to throw it that hard. ~ Zack Greinke.

You’re not allowed to write about me if you haven’t seen ‘The Shawshank Redemption.’ See it and then get back to me. ~ Zack Greinke.

Famous Zack Greinke Quotes

I don’t know anyone who likes the American League games better. Maybe some fans do. But if you’re not an actual DH, you probably prefer the National League. ~ Zack Greinke.


I don’t really think about the runs too much. I mean, if we get, like, a five-run lead, then I’ll start to pitch according to that. ~ Zack Greinke.

I don’t want people following me around, everywhere I go, people talking to me and stuff. I don’t want to be walking down the street with a bodyguard. I don’t think that will be an issue playing in L.A. ~ Zack Greinke.

I like guacamole. Now, I don’t really love it. They [Chipotle] changed their guacamole from $1.50 to $1.80. I mean, $1.50 is already pretty high. So they changed it to $1.80, and I’ll never get guac. It’s not about the guac itself, I just didn’t want them to win. ~ Zack Greinke.


I used to get so nervous and upset at stuff… I’d always be angry. ~ Zack Greinke.

Baseball is a sport where being stupid and keeping things really simple a lot of times is the right way to do things. There are very few guys that are capable of processing a lot of information and applying it and still being good at it. … I don’t want to name names, but there were guys I played with that were so stupid that they’re really good, because their mind never gets in the way. ~ Zack Greinke.

I could play for the worst team if they paid the most… If the last-place team offers $200 million and the first-place team offers $10, I’m going to go for the $200-million no matter what team it was. ~ Zack Greinke.

Baseball, in my opinion, would be a lot better if you could just make the same salary as everybody else in the world, and you don’t deal with any of the other stuff. But that’s not how it is. The main thing is I want to pitch against the best players in the world, and you can’t do that playing in a pickup baseball league in your town. ~ Zack Greinke.

Great Zack Greinke Quotes

In Kansas City, most of the time, if we’d have made it to the playoffs, we would have been happy. But our team wasn’t that good. ~ Zack Greinke.


I’ve only kept one award in my whole life, and it’s the coolest thing ever. Mizuno gave me a samurai sword for winning the Cy Young. It’s awesome. ~ Zack Greinke.

Everyone watches everyone pitch. If they’re doing good, you’re trying to take something out of them. I’ve taken something from probably every average to above-average pitcher I’ve ever played with – what they do. You see what they do and how you can put that into your game. ~ Zack Greinke.

There definitely will be flying cars, but whether there’ll be flying cars for most people to use, it’ll probably take a long time to straighten everything out, all the rules and hassles. It’ll take a while to figure out how to keep people from crashing into each other. ~ Zack Greinke.

To talk to people, I have to spend energy talking to them. If I expend my energy on talking to people and making friends, it takes away from the energy I could focus on getting ready to pitch. ~ Zack Greinke.

I feel like, in general, lefties hit fastballs from right-handed pitchers better than right-handers hit fastballs from right-handed pitchers. ~ Zack Greinke.

To wake up when the sun comes up and enjoy that and then, when the sun goes down, to have a nice property or house where I could watch it on my porch when I’m older. It would be peaceful. ~ Zack Greinke.

Top Zack Greinke Quotes

I just hated being around attention and stuff. In the clubhouse, I hated being around that. I didn’t like anything to do with being around people, for the most part. I mean, I could be around them, just not in a talking situation, and that would make it even worse. ~ Zack Greinke.

I was actually hoping the Royals would pick me. It was the main team I wanted to go to. Their colors are Royal blue and that’s my favorite color. ~ Zack Greinke.


It’s not easy to play 162 games and be focused the whole time. It takes a lot out of you. ~ Zack Greinke.

Brad Pitt has something about him to where he’s played different characters in all his movies, and every single time after he’s done, I want to be him. ~ Zack Greinke.

I remember bringing some of my other friends to our table, and everyone at our table would look at them and ask me, ‘What are you doing? Why’d you bring him?’ It was annoying high school stuff that still goes on now. My high school was really bad. ~ Zack Greinke.

I don’t like to just talk about nothing, or less than nothing. If it’s something interesting, I’m fine with it, but, ‘Hey, Zack, how is your day?’ People ask that, and somebody actually tells them what happened in their day? I don’t have any real interest in that. ~ Zack Greinke.

So these were the 30 top Zack Greinke quotes and sayings.

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