I sincerely believe that there is nothing truly great in any man or woman except their character, their willingness to move beyond the realm of self and into a greater realm of selflessness. Giving back is the ultimate talent in life. That is the greatest trophy on my mantel.
I may not drive in 100 runs a year, but I can prevent 100 runs from scoring against us.
When I'm in my groove there is no thinking. Everything just happens.
We hope there is a sense of purpose in everything.
I think umpires have too much power, without any system of checks and balances and the more money a player makes, the more the umpire tries to show off that power to him. Unfortunately, since I signed my contract my strike zone has suddenly become a lot larger.
I don't think anybody ever really just retires where they don't do anything.
My short game's not that good. It just becomes a matter of getting that weight moving.
No one paid attention to my offense. So having 2,000 hits is one of the things that is an accomplishment.
As I was in the air, the ball took a bad hop and caromed behind me, but I was able to catch it with my bare hand. I hit the ground, bounced back up, and threw Burroughs out at first.
I don't know how many people have ever seen the National Guard break in somewhere, but they mean business.
We saw very little of the real Jack Buck behind the microphone. He would touch people in ways that we will never know. Jack was much more than just an announcer.
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