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But more important than personal awards is winning the World Series. That's the max that anyone could ask for. Let alone to have the ball in your in your glove for the final out of the World Series. That was the ultimate.
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But through experience I learned to control my body and locate the ball.
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I also think that I had great mechanics.
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I always had the attitude that I wanted to throw a no-hitter every game.
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I can't recall too much about pitching, but I do remember that I was anxious to get it over with. I just wanted to get that first game over with and go from there.
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I had never been to the playoffs, and it was exciting. The fans went through the roof. They were excited about the whole team. It was great to be traded to a city like Chicago, which was a lot like Boston.
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I started to realize that maybe I had to give up the thought that I was a starter. But I was willing, and then I started having a little success.
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I think today the players are too nice to one another, but that might change with the unbalanced schedule, with teams playing each other more and more. When you face each other that much, with that much at stake, something's bound to happen.
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I was a starter and did some good things there, and then I got a chance to prove myself as a closer. Because of that opportunity, I was blessed with the honor of being elected to the Hall of Fame.
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I was in good control of my body, and I kept my head still.
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I'm proud of the fact that I pitched almost 3,300 innings.
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It took me a few years to realize that throwing harder wasn't always better.
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Later, I could take something off my slider and I could make my fastball sink, so I really had four pitches.
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My career spanned the era when relievers started to become more important.
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People ran with that story and tried to say that I liked to show up the hitters, but I was just trying to work fast.
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Pitching... sometimes I did so poorly, it brought me to tears.
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Sooner or later you learn that you belong in the big leagues, and that makes you calm down.
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That first year in Chicago was one of the most memorable in my career. Getting traded rejuvenated me, and I had something to prove. I wanted to show them what I could do.
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The thing that got me over the hump was accepting that I had to do whatever I could to stay in the game.
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Then add to that a George Brett, who had power and stayed back, I mean, he was ridiculous. I had nothing to get him out.
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Then you figure out that if you don't throw it as hard as you can, you can put it where you want. It's more important where you put it.
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Then, with guys like Rollie Fingers, Bruce Sutter, and Goose Gossage, it all changed.
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They developed a platform for me to put up another 12 years, and that was my ticket to Cooperstown. Those were the best years of my life. It was like magic.
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Tony knew me both as an athlete and as a person. He cared for me like a father.
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We played one game at home, and Frank Robinson was the big story because he was the first black manager and he hit a home run in that game.
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When I first came into the big leagues, I threw two pitches: a fastball and a slider.
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When I first came up, the bullpen was pretty much where they put the guys who couldn't start.
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When I started finishing games and coming off the field shaking hands, it was a beautiful thing. I mean, you start seeing that you're an important part of the team.
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You aren't going to stick around long with just two pitches.
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