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Born: 1940-03-06
Profession: Athlete
Nation: American
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I see a lot of people who love their jobs. I see some garbage collectors smiling as they go about their work.

Tags: Jobs, Love, Work

I was always a self-proclaimed poor slider.

Tags: Poor, Slider

I was bred as an outcast, part Negro and part Seminole, in my early years raised as an Indian.

Tags: Early, Indian, Outcast

I was the most powerful left-handed hitter in the Alameda area.

Tags: Area, Hitter, Powerful

I wasn't out drinking and abusing my body. I simply loved to go out and dance.

Tags: Body, Dance, Loved

I would always reserve a special place in my heart for Pittsburgh.

Tags: Heart, Place, Special

I'm proud of the fact that I'm the only player to hit a ball completely out of Dodger Stadium.

Tags: Fact, Player, Proud

I've always been a slave to my heart.

Tags: Heart, Slave

I've witnessed thousands of superior athletes try to becomes hitters and fail at it.

Tags: Fail, Superior, Try

If a reporter doesn't like the person he's writing about, it shows up in his article.

Tags: Reporter, Shows, Writing

It's supposed to be fun, the man says 'Play Ball' not 'Work Ball' you know.

Tags: Fun, Says, Work

Judgment traps you within the limitations of your comparisons. It inhibits freedom.

Tags: Freedom, Judgment, Within

My first job after my retirement from baseball was as a narrator for the Eastman Philharmonica.

Tags: After, Baseball, Job

Never had I had so many friends and so much fun as I did in the projects.

Tags: Friends, Fun, Projects

Never was I booed.

Tags: Atmosphere, City, Match

Playing baseball was my dream, and no amount of money could sway my opinion.

Tags: Baseball, Money, Opinion

Reporters often forget that athletes are human beings.

Tags: Forget, Human, Often

Simple pleasures were all the pleasures that I knew as a child.

Tags: Child, Knew, Simple

That's where the future lies, in the youth of today.

Tags: Future, Today, Youth

The Giants were a good team, but our biggest enemy was said to be Candlestick Park.

Tags: Enemy, Good, Said

They give you a round bat and they throw you a round ball and they tell you to hit it square.

Tags: Give, Hit, Tell

To be successful, one must take chances.

Tags: Chances, Successful

To middle-class parents, the project team may have seemed unfit for children, but it was exactly what I needed.

Tags: Children, May, Parents

We all wore a 21 patch that one season as a silent tribute to our deceased teammate Roberto.

Tags: Season, Silent, Teammate

We devote our entire lives to becoming good ball players. We take batting practice until our hands bleed.

Tags: Good, Lives, Until

You only have a few years to play this game and you can't play it if you're all tied up in knots.

Tags: Few, Game, Knots
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I'm always amazed when a pitcher becomes angry at a hitter for hitting a home run off him. When I strike out, I don't get angry at the pitcher, I get angry at myself. I would think that if a pitcher threw up a home run ball, he should be angry at himself.

Tags: Angry, Him, Home

There's nothing I value more than the closeness of friends and family, a smile as I pass someone on the street.

Tags: Family, Smile, Someone

People like us are afraid to leave ball. What else is there to do? When baseball has been your whole life, you can't think about a future without it, so you hang on as long as you can.

Tags: Baseball, Future, Life

I'm a God-fearing man who worships with my heart and with my life.

Tags: Heart, Life, Worships

I never search for a reason why - I have faith in the Lord's purpose.

Tags: Faith, Reason, Why

Baseball for me was instinctive, born within me, given to me as a gift from God.

Tags: Baseball, Gift, God

Life is one big transition.

Tags: Big, Life, Transition

I eventually became proud of my strikeouts, because each one represented another learning experience.

Tags: Experience, Learning, Proud

I love September, especially when we're in it.

Tags: Love, September

Love soothes wounds, while hatred and violence deepen them.

Tags: Hatred, Love, Violence

The bat is gone, but the smile remains.

Tags: Gone, Remains, Smile

To me, baseball has always been a reflection of life. Like life, it adjusts. It survives everything.

Tags: Baseball, Life, Reflection

Unfortunately, inner feelings and potential are often stunted by our parents, relatives or peers.

Tags: Feelings, Often, Parents

Vietnam helped me realize who the true heroes really are in this world. It's not the home-run hitters.

Tags: Heroes, Realize, True

When we make a mistake, it becomes front-page news. We don't need any reporter telling us how badly we played.

Tags: Mistake, News, Played

A World Series trophy is a wonderful thing to behold.

Tags: Behold, Series, Wonderful

Helping someone is what life is all about.

Tags: Helping, Life, Someone

Human beings are pampered by the Lord. Their real tests don't come until later in life.

Tags: Human, Life, Real

I always said that when it was time to retire, I would know it, and I would just tip my hat to the crowds.

Tags: Hat, Said, Time

I don't really feel that I deserve all my applause.

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I flailed my arm in a throwing motion before I could even walk.

Tags: Arm, Motion, Walk

I found myself in a race with Mother Nature to play as much baseball as I could before she forced me to stop.

Tags: Baseball, Mother, Nature

I gave out stars whenever an appropriate situation presented itself.

Tags: Gave, Situation, Stars

I loved to hit with men on base and with the game on the line.

Tags: Game, Loved, Men

I never did allow anything to keep me from my kids. They're the most important part of my life.

Tags: Keep, Kids, Life

I owe a large part of my success to Joe Brown, who helped me both as a player and a person.

Tags: Both, Player, Success