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I get a kick out of watching a team defense me. A player moves two steps in one direction and I hit it two steps in the other direction. It goes right by his glove and I laugh.

Rodney Cline "Rod" Carew
Minnesota Twins
2B

My favorite umpire is a dead one.

John Joseph "Johnny" Evers
Chicago Cubs
2B

When I was in the big leagues, I was a big fundamental guy. I moved runners over. I squeezed them in. I played good defense. I've seen a lot of guys who didn't make the major leagues because they didn't know how to play the fundamentals.

On his managerial debut.

Jose Manuel Oquendo
St. Louis Cardinals
2B

Hitting is an art, but not an exact science.

Rodney Cline "Rod" Carew
Minnesota Twins
2B

I'm not only a player of the game. I'm a student of the game. I watch and learn.

Roberto Velazquez Alomar
Cleveland Indians
2B

If it so happens that I never play again, I know that I left everything I had out there on the field. That's the first thing Sparky (Anderson) taught me. 'Did you do everything out there to be the best player you could?' If you did, and something happens, it can't bother you. That's my peace of mind.

Upon being placed on the disabled list with a broken leg during his 18th major league season

Keith Anthony "Tony" Phillips
Oakland Athletics
2B

Shortstop to the third base line -- that was my spot. I could take any pitch and go to that hole.

Rodney Cline "Rod" Carew
Minnesota Twins
2B

There aren't any hits in the handle, so I got rid of it.

Explaining as his career progressed why he choked up more and more on the bat until his hands were six inches above the knob

Ronald Kenneth "Ron" Hunt
Montreal Expos
2B

I really didn't room with the Babe. I roomed with his suitcase.

When asked what it was like to live on the road with Ruth, who found hotels optional

Jimmie Reese
New York Yankees
2B

Not a wink ... would you sleep?

On his preparations for starting at second base on his first Opening Day, facing three-time Cy Young Award winner Pedro Martinez

April 3, 2001
Jerry Hairston, Jr.
Baltimore Orioles
2B
Contributed by: Rich Bohn

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