Why do I have to be an example for your kid? You be an example for your own kid.
When I knocked a guy down, there was no second part to the story.
In a world filled with hate, prejudice, and protest, I find that I too am filled with hate, prejudice, and protest.
Rules or no rules, pitchers are going to throw spitters. It's a matter of survival.
When I gave up a grand slam to Pete LaCock, I knew it was time to quit.
I could be a real jerk on the days I was pitching.
A great catch is like watching girls go by. The last one you see is always the prettiest.
My pitching philosophy is simple. I believe in getting the ball over the plate and not walking a lot of men.
Fishing is one of the greatest things that you can do, it has the power to relax you like nothing else and there's nothing quite like the thrill of the catch.
A curve ball is not something you can pick up overnight. It took me years to perfect mine.
I owe the public just one thing - a good performance.
It is not something I earned or acquired or bought (the ability to pitch). It is a gift. It is something that was given to me - just like the color of my skin.
Believe me, I would much rather get three outs on three pitches than three outs on nine pitches, because that's going to make me that much stronger at the end of the game. My pitching philosophy is simpe. I believe in getting the ball over the plate and not walking a lot of men.
When I was playing I never wished I was doing anything else. I think being a professional athlete is the finest thing a man can do.
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