I didn't play the game right because I saw a reward at the end of the tunnel.
If you played the game the right way, played the game for the team, good things would happen
I was taught you never, ever disrespect your opponent or your teammates or your organization or your manager and never, ever your uniform.
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 struggled many times when maybe it didn't look like I was struggling, and I had to work hard every day.
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.
My mom was at every single game I played as a kid, rain or shine
I played it right because that's what you're supposed to do - play it right and with respect
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.
In baseball, there's always the next day
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.
The fourth major league game I ever saw in person, I was in uniform
No player in baseball history worked harder, suffered more, or did it better than Andre Dawson. Hes the best Ive ever seen.
If this validates anything, it's that learning how to bunt and hit and run and turning two is more important than knowing where to find the little red light at the dug out camera.
I got into pro ball at 18 and played until I was almost 39, non-stop.
At my growing years of 18 to 21 years old in the Minor Leagues, I dreamed of being a Philadelphia Phillie.
I have great memories of being a Cub, and I'm happy building new ones with the Phillies.
I had to prepare physically every day, and I didn't leave many scraps for the writers
I was in the postseason twice and I'm thankful for that
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.
I was in awe every time I walked on to the field
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