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Eddie Stanky was our manager. I said, "Eddie, I'd like to play more. You need power and I can help." But he said, "Moose, it's my prerogative." I'd never heard that word, so I had to accept it. I still don't know what it means.

In 2003, reflecting on the 1966 and 1967 seasons during his tenure with the Chicago White Sox

Bill "Moose" Skowron
New York Yankees

The opponents and I are really one. My strength and skills only half of the equation. The other half is theirs. An opponent is someone whose strength joined to yours creates a certain result.

Sadaharu Oh
Tokyo Giants
868 Career Home Runs

I didn't come here seeking money or freedom. I wanted to play baseball. That's what I enjoy doing.

With a $6 million six-year MLB contract, explaining why he defected from Cuba

Kendry Morales
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Shed no tears for Buck. I couldn't attend Sarasota High School. That hurt. I couldn't attend the University of Florida. That hurt. But not going into the Hall of Fame, that ain't going to hurt me that much, no. Before, I wouldn't even have a chance. But this time I had that chance. Just keep loving old Buck.

The 94-year-old addressing a group that had assembled for what was scheduled to be a celebration of O'Neil's election into baseball's Hall of Fame in February, 2006 (he fell one vote short of election)

John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil
Kansas City Monarchs

Sure I steal bases. I just like to do it 4 at a time.

A tongue-in-cheek reference to his slugging prowess

Paul Henry Konerko
Chicago White Sox

The beauty of first-ball, fastball hitting (and not just in the first at-bat) is that it eliminates the pitcher's strategy in the at-bat. You step in, get a good swing on a good pitch, put the ball in play, and your chances are reasonable. The guy can't fool around with you for three or four pitches. Those pitches may put you ahead in the count, but they may also put you behind. The whole idea of working the count is to see a fastball in a good location (the hanging curve is perfectly acceptable, too). But if you see this good pitch to hit as the first offering, go to hacking! No use waiting!

Keith Hernandez
New York Mets

All the years I played, I never got a hit off him. He threw fire.

On Negro Leagues LHP and fellow Baseball Hall Of Famer Bill Foster

Walter Fenner "Buck" Leonard
Homestead Grays
Hall of Fame 1972

I owe baseball all that I have and much of what I hope to have. Baseball made my entrance to the film industry immeasurably easier than I could have made it alone. To the greatest game in the world, I shall be eternally in debt.

The television and movie actor attributing much of his success and career back to his baseball days during which he learned valuable lessons and teamwork

Kevin Joseph Aloysius "Chuck" Connors
Chicago Cubs
Well known for his television role in "The Rifleman"

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