I didn't play the game right because I saw a reward at the end of the tunnel.
I was taught you never, ever disrespect your opponent or your teammates or your organization or your manager, and never, ever your uniform.
If you played the game the right way, played the game for the team, good things would happen
Hit a home run - put your head down, drop the bat, run around the bases, because the name on the front is more - a lot more important than the name on the back.
There's not too many guys that spend their whole career with one team and I think it's very fortunate and a blessing for me
I was a baseball player at North Central High School in Spokane, Washington even though I was all-city in basketball, even when I signed a letter of intent to play quarterback at Washington State.
I struggled many times when maybe it didn't look like I was struggling, and I had to work hard every day.
My mom was at every single game I played as a kid, rain or shine
I think sometimes Hall of Famers might get labeled as guys who aren't suited for a coaching job or to be back at the Major League level.
I played it right because that's what you're supposed to do – play it right and with respect.
In baseball, there's always the next day
I was in awe every time I walked on to the field
The fourth major league game I ever saw in person, I was in uniform
I learned a lot in the Minor Leagues, spending six years there. I honed my skills, as far as coaching goes. I was able to work with the players in a lot of facets of the game.
I was in the postseason twice and I'm thankful for that
I had too much respect for the game to leave it behind or to make it my second or third sport in college
I've been proud to be a lifelong Chicago Cub and still be with the Cubs. That's always been important to me and I think it's always been special
My wife Margaret is the best thing that's ever happened to me.
Baseball wasn't easy for me.
When did it - When did it become okay for someone to hit home runs and forget how to play the rest of the game?
I was taught coming up in the Phillies organization to be seen and not heard by people like Pete Rose, my hero growing up, and players like Mike Schmidt and Steve Carlton and Manny Trillo.
In my day, if a guy came to spring training 20 pounds heavier than what he left, he was considered out of shape and was probably in trouble.
There was Shawon Dunston and Mark Grace, and together we were a double play combination for ten years
It didn't happen, but I feel fortunate for the two chances we had and it's just a shame we didn't go to a World Series for Cub fans.
If you're in the minor leagues, you want to get to the majors.
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