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A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide.
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After I hit a home run I had a habit of running the bases with my head down. I figured the pitcher already felt bad enough without me showing him up rounding the bases.
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As far as I'm concerned, Aaron is the best ball player of my era. He is to baseball of the last fifteen years what Joe DiMaggio was before him. He's never received the credit he's due.
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He who has the fastest golf cart never has a bad lie.
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Heroes are people who are all good with no bad in them. That's the way I always saw Joe DiMaggio. He was beyond question one of the greatest players of the century.
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Hitting the ball was easy. Running around the bases was the tough part.
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I always loved the game, but when my legs weren't hurting it was a lot easier to love.
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I could never be a manager. All I have is natural ability.
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I don't care who you are, you hear those boos.
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I guess you could say I'm what this country is all about.
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I hated to bat against Drysdale. After he hit you he'd come around, look at the bruise on your arm and say, 'Do you want me to sign it?'
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I'll play baseball for the Army or fight for it, whatever they want me to do.
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If I knew I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself.
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It was all I lived for, to play baseball.
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It's unbelievable how much you don't know about the game you've been playing all your life.
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My views are just about the same as Casey's.
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Roger Maris was as good a man and as good a ballplayer as there ever was.
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Somebody once asked me if I ever went up to the plate trying to hit a home run. I said, 'Sure, every time.'
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Sometimes I sit in my den at home and read stories about myself. Kids used to save whole scrapbooks on me. They get tired of them and mail them to me. I'll go in there and read them, and you know what? They might as well be about Musial and DiMaggio, it's like reading about somebody else.
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Sometimes I think if I had the same body and the same natural ability and someone else's brain, who knows how good a player I might have been.
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The biggest game I ever played in was probably Don Larsen's perfect game.
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The only thing I can do is play baseball. I have to play ball. It's the only thing I know.
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To play 18 years in Yankee Stadium is the best thing that could ever happen to a ballplayer.
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Today's Little Leaguers, and there are millions of them each year, pick up how to hit and throw and field just by watching games on TV. By the time they're out of high school, the good ones are almost ready to play professional ball.
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Well, baseball was my whole life. Nothing's ever been as fun as baseball.
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When I hit a home run I usually didn't care where it went. So long as it was a home run was all that mattered.
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You don't realize how easy this game is until you get up in that broadcasting booth.
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