These quotes are by the players themselves. See what these stars had to say. I find this stuff fascinating.
“You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat.”
“Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of necessary evil to the luxury of baseball, like the odor that follows an automobile.”
“If I knew I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.”
“Somebody once asked me if I ever went up to the plate trying to hit a home run. I said, ‘Sure, every time.'”
“As far as I’m concerned, Aaron is the best ball player of my era. He is to baseball of the last fifteen years what Joe DiMaggio was before him. He’s never received the credit he’s due.”
“I’d like to thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee.”
“I’m just a ballplayer with one ambition, and that is to give all I’ve got to help my ball club win. I’ve never played any other way.”
“There is always some kid who may be seeing me for the first or last time, I owe him my best.”
“Now I’ve had everything except for the thrill of watching Babe Ruth play.”
“If you don’t think too good, don’t think too much”
“There’s only one way to become a hitter. Go up to the plate and get mad. Get mad at yourself and mad at the pitcher.”
“If I was being paid thirty-thousand dollars a year, the very least I could do was hit .400.”
“DiMaggio was the greatest all-around player I ever saw. His career cannot be summed up in numbers and awards. It might sound corny, but he had a profound and lasting impact on the country.”
“If there was ever a man born to be a hitter it was me.”
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