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" A ball player has to be kept hungry to become a big leaguer. That's why no boy from a rich family has ever made the big leagues. "
" I'd like to thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee. "
" The phrase 'off with the crack of the bat', while romantic, is really meaningless, since the outfielder should be in motion long before he hears the sound of the ball meeting the bat. "
" A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example. "
" I can remember a reporter asking me for a quote, and I didn't know what a quote was. I thought it was some kind of soft drink. "
" You start chasing a ball and your brain immediately commands your body to 'Run forward, bend, scoop up the ball, peg it to the infield,' then your body says, 'Who me?' "
" We need a hit, so here I go. "
" If anyone wants to know why three kids in one family made it to the big leagues they just had to know how we helped each other and how much we practiced back then. We did it every minute we could. "
" When baseball is no longer fun, it's no longer a game. "
" I'm a ballplayer, not an actor. "
" I'm just a ballplayer with one ambition, and that is to give all I've got to help my ball club win. I've never played any other way. "
" I think there are some players born to play ball. "
" I feel like I have reached the stage where I can no longer produce for my club, my manager, and my teammates. "
" Too many kids today are playing major league ball and don't belong there. "
" All pitchers are born pitchers. "
" Now I've had everything except for the thrill of watching Babe Ruth play. "
" There is always some kid who may be seeing me for the first time. I owe him my best. "