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It was his solemn duty to catch a ball that wasn't in the stands.

On Willie Mays

May 6, 1981
Monford "Monte" Irvin
Newark Eagles
OF

They say I was born too soon. I say the doors were opened too late.

James "Cool Papa" Bell
Homestead Grays
OF

The phrase 'off with the crack of the bat', while romantic, is really meaningless, since the outfielder should be in motion long before he hears the sound of the ball meeting the bat.

Joseph Paul "Joltin' Joe" DiMaggio
New York Yankees
OF

When Sandy Koufax retired.

On his greatest thrill in baseball.

Wilver Dornel "Willie" Stargell
Pittsburgh Pirates
OF

I've got to check the history books to find a pitch that was slower than that.

On the ultra loop in Bobby Jones' curveball.

Anthony Keith "Tony" Gwynn
San Diego Padres
OF

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

Cobb is a prick. But he can sure hit. God almighty, that man can hit.

On Ty Cobb.

George Herman "Babe" Ruth
New York Yankees
OF
Big Sticks by William Curran

I have never slept under the same roof with a nigger, and I'm not going to start here in my own native state of Georgia.

On sleeping in the same hunting lodge as Babe Ruth, who Cobb believed to be part black.

Tyrus Raymond "Ty" Cobb
Detroit Tigers
OF

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 don't know why ballplayers like to moon. Maybe it's the only way some of them can figure out how to express themselves.

On mooning Merv Griffin.

John William "Jay" Johnston
Philadelphia Phillies
OF

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