When they start the game, they don't yell, "Work ball." They say, "Play ball."
They give you a round bat and they throw you a round ball. And they tell you to hit it square.
It's supposed to be fun, the man says 'Play Ball' not 'Work Ball' you know.
To me, baseball has always been a reflection of life. Like life, it adjusts. It survives everything.
Playing baseball was my dream, and no amount of money could sway my opinion.
People like us are afraid to leave ball. What else is there to do? When baseball has been your whole life, you can't think about a future without it, so you hang on as long as you can.
Baseball for me was instinctive, born within me, given to me as a gift from God.
I found myself in a race with Mother Nature to play as much baseball as I could before she forced me to stop.
Trying to hit Sandy Koufax was like trying to drink coffee with a fork.
My first job after my retirement from baseball was as a narrator for the Eastman Philharmonica.
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