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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

My favorite umpire is a dead one.

John Joseph "Johnny" Evers
Chicago Cubs

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

Hitting is an art, but not an exact science.

Rodney Cline "Rod" Carew
Minnesota Twins

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

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

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

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

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

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
Contributed by: Rich Bohn

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