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It's like (batting coach) Charley Lau used to tell us, used to tell me: "You look very hitterish up there. You look hitterish, you look like you're going to hit the ball hard."

George Howard Brett
Kansas City Royals
3B

Ain't no doubt I could win pitchin' relief every day. Name off one of you guys can hit three deliveries like I throw, overhand, sidearm and underhand.

As told to Red Smith

Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige
Kansas City Monarchs
Pitcher
Contributed by: Jane Richard

If I'd be five inches off center, why, that'd still be a strike, but he'd give me hell. Today I can lay a cigaret paper down and pitch across it seven times out of eight. Never been sore but once down in Mexico in 1937. Like Joe Louis, only one arm like this comes along in fifty years.

As told to Red Smith, who wrote, "His first manager, Bill Blakewell, taught him control, making him warm up with a baseball as his target instead of a plate."

Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige
Kansas City Monarchs
Pitcher
Red Smith on Baseball

Contributed by: Jane Richard

In baseball there's always tomorrow. Maybe you got me today, but tomorrow -- I'm coming back.

John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil
Kansas City Monarchs
1B

Nobody likes the ball low and away, but that's where they'll get it from me.

Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige
Kansas City Monarchs
Pitcher

Hey, I'm just glad to have a uniform.

Commenting on the new uniforms of the Kansas City Royals at their 2002 unveiling.

Anthony Joseph "Tony" Muser
Kansas City Royals
Manager

Is you Mr. Martin? They tell me you kin hit! Then hit this!

From the pitchers mound the first time he faced Pepper Martin, as he was about to strike him out on three fastballs

Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige
Kansas City Monarchs
Pitcher

I went from a second-class citizen to a second-class immortal.

On playing and starring in the Negro Leagues with commentary on his relative success therewith

Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige
Kansas City Monarchs
Pitcher

I throw the ball harder than Nolan Ryan. It just doesn't get there as fast.

Steven Lee "Steve" Busby
Kansas City Royals
Pitcher

I was hitting .290-something towards the end of the year, and people were calling and telling me to try and hit .300. I'd rather go 1-for-4 with three RBI than 3-for-4 with the bases empty. When you drive in runs, you have a direct impact on the outcome of the game.

After the 2002 season
Raul Ibanez
Kansas City Royals
1B/OF

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