If you have a chance to accomplish something that will make things better for people coming behind you, and you don’t do that, you are wasting your time on this Earth.
I am from the poor people; I represent the poor people. I like workers. I like people that suffer because these people have a different approach to life from the people that have everything and don't know what suffering is.
I want to be remembered as a ballplayer who gave all he had to give.
I was born to play baseball.
A nation without heroes is nothing.
Why does everyone talk about the past? All that counts is tomorrow's game.
In a way, I was born twice. I was born in 1934 and again in 1955 when I came to Pittsburgh. I am thankful to say that I lived two lives.
When I put on my uniform, I feel I am the proudest man on earth.
There's no difference between me and you. You need something, a glove, a place to live, you let me know.
When I was a little kid, I wanted to be a baseball player. This is something I think about. The more I think about it, I'm convinced that God wanted me to play baseball.
I would be lost without baseball. I don't think I could stand being away from it as long as I was alive.
I am more valuable to my team hitting .330 then swinging for home runs.
To the people here, we are outsiders. Foreigners.
If I would be happy, I would be a bad ballplayer. With me, when I get mad, it puts energy in my body.
A country without idols is nothing.
I am convinced that God wanted me to be a baseball player. I was born to play baseball.
But some people act like they think I live in the jungle someplace.
Nobody does anything better than me in baseball (said before the 1971 World Series).
Baseball has been very good to me.
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