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I should have hit .300 every year, and maybe I would have if I didn't have to hit for power. But if I had to do it all over again, I'd do the same thing, because my team needed power, and I always played for what my team needed.

The .268 career hitter reflecting back to 1970, the only season in which he hit over .300

Bobby Lee Bonds
San Francisco Giants
OF

There are three things in my life which I really love: God, my family, and baseball. The only problem - once baseball season starts, I change the order around a bit.

Alan Mitchell Edward George Patrick Henry "Al" Gallagher
San Francisco Giants
3B

As for there being anything difficult about the catch, though, the answer is there wasn't. Any ball you go a long way for is exciting to the fans in the stands, because they're not looking at you when you get your jump on it -- they're looking at the hitter. But I'd gotten the good jump, and I had running room, and the ball stayed up for me. I didn't have to pick it off the grass, I didn't have to avoid another fielder, I didn't have to crash the wall, I didn't have to jump in the air, I didn't have to gauge the wind -- there was none -- or some eccentric thing the ball itself did -- it didn't rise, fall, curve, swerve, or bend too much. I doubt there's a day goes by in the big leagues but some outfielder doesn't make a more difficult play than I did on that Wertz ball.

Reflecting on "The Catch" when he fielded the fly ball to center field hit by Vic Wertz in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series

Willie Howard Mays
San Francisco Giants
OF
a.k.a. Say-Hey Kid

Interviewer: Where did you learn to pitch?
Marichal: In the army.
Interviewer: Oh, what rank were you?
Marichal: No rank, just play baseball in army.
Interviewer: You had a good coach then?
Marichal: No coach. I always knew how to pitch.
Interviewer: Then, there must be ballplayers in your family -- your father, perhaps?
Marichal: No father. Two brothers. They can't play.
Interviewer: Then baseball must be a big game in your family.
Marichal: Only me. I teach myself.

An example of the mystery that always surrounded how the smiling Dominican righthander acquired his advanced baseball knowledge

Juan Antonio Marichal
San Francisco Giants
Pitcher
a.k.a. "Dominican Dandy"

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