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I had just turned 20, and Jackie told me the only way to be successful at anything was to go out and do it. He said baseball was a game you played every day, not once a week.

On Jackie Robinson.

Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron
Milwaukee Braves
OF
Contributed by: Jack

The pitcher has got only a ball. I've got a bat. So the percentage of weapons is in my favor and I let the fellow with the ball do the fretting.

Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron
Milwaukee Braves
OF

I never thought home runs were all that exciting. I still think the triple is the most exciting thing in baseball. To me, a triple is like a guy taking the ball on his 1-yard line and running 99 yards for a touchdown.

Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron
Milwaukee Braves
OF

Didn't come up here to read. Came up here to hit.

When Yogi Berra told him he should hold the bat with the label facing him.

Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron
Milwaukee Braves
OF
Contributed by: Nick Johnson

Looking at the ball going over the fence isn't going to help.

Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron
Milwaukee Braves
OF

You can only milk a cow so long, then you're left holding the pail.

On his retirement.

Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron
Milwaukee Braves
OF

When they tear this old place down they're going to take a piece of my heart with it.

On the impending demolition of County Stadium in Milwaukee where he played for 14 seasons of his career including the stadium's inaugural 1954 season

Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron
Milwaukee Braves
OF

I never doubted my ability, but when you hear all your life you're inferior, it makes you wonder if the other guys have something you've never seen before. If they do, I'm still looking for it.

Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron
Milwaukee Braves
OF

Uh-uh. No, no. I'm not going to be around.

With San Francisco's Barry Bonds only 20 home runs away from Aaron's record 755, on whether he plans to be at the ballpark if/when Bonds breaks his record (he added, "I'd probably fly to West Palm Beach to play golf" when asked if he'd attend if Bonds would be within reach of the record when the Giants play in Atlanta in August)

04.10.2007
Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron
Milwaukee Braves
OF
Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Terrence Moore

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