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.
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
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 in awe every time I walked on to the field
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.
I played it right because that's what you're supposed to do – play it right and with respect.
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.
In baseball, there's always the next day
The fourth major league game I ever saw in person, I was in uniform
I was in the postseason twice and I'm thankful for that
There was Shawon Dunston and Mark Grace, and together we were a double play combination for ten years
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 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.
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 have great memories of being a Cub, and I'm happy building new ones with the Phillies.
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.
If you're in the minor leagues, you want to get to the majors.
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.
A lot of people say this honor validates my career, but I didn't work hard for validation.
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