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 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.
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 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 was taught you never, ever disrespect your opponent or your teammates or your organization or your manager and never, ever your uniform.
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
I was in awe every time I walked on to the field
There was Shawon Dunston and Mark Grace, and together we were a double play combination for ten years
If you're in the minor leagues, you want to get to the majors.
A lot of people say this honor validates my career, but I didn't work hard for validation.
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 don't expect any red carpet to the big leagues. If the opportunity comes, then it comes. But I don't think I'm owed anything.
The reason I am here, they tell me, is that I played the game a certain way, that I played the game the way it was supposed to be played.
I never forgot the four years I spent with the Phillies, my September call-ups and my big league Spring Trainings. I never forgot that.
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
I love to play baseball. I'm a baseball player. I've always been a baseball player. I'm still a baseball player. That's who I am.
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.
I struggled many times when maybe it didn't look like I was struggling, and I had to work hard every day.
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?
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