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Fact is, I've got so much speed today, I'll burn the catcher's glove up if I don't do something.

To a teammate when he poured a bucket of ice water over his pitching arm before a game

George Edward "Rube" Waddell
Philadelphia Athletics
Pitcher

I would walk down the lockers and Tug would see me coming and announce real loudly, "L.C., are you pitching today?" I'd say "Yes." And he'd shout, "So am I!" That was the ritual.

On teammate (1975-83) and former Phillies relief pitcher Tug McGraw

June 29, 2003
Larry Richard "L.C." Christenson
Philadelphia Phillies
Starting Pitcher

I've never seen a crowd leave a no-hitter early.

Countering the claim that offense has taken over the game of baseball

Terry Mulholland
Philadelphia Phillies
Pitcher

We were given bats instead of rattles.

The Hall-Of-Famer on his upbringing in Cleveland with brothers Frank, Jim, Joe and Tom, all of whom also played in the major leagues

Edward James "Big Ed" Delahanty
Philadelphia Phillies
OF

Hell, no. If I could have cut that hit into singles, I'd lead the whole damn league.

Upon being congratulated after hitting a tremendous home run in St. Louis, with Mike Donlin, then with the Cardinals, telling him, "That's one you can be proud of, Ed."

Edward James "Big Ed" Delahanty
Philadelphia Phillies
OF

It's going to be the greatest break you've ever had.

To Hall of Fame third baseman George Kell upon trading him to Detroit in 1946, Kell's third full season in the majors

Cornelius Alexander "Connie Mack" McGillicuddy
Philadelphia Athletics
Manager

Pitchers! I wanted them dead.

The 20-season Hall of Famer reflecting aggressively on his .334 career batting average

Aloysius Harry "Al" Simmons
Philadelphia Athletics
OF

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