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I'd rather be nobody in baseball...that serve up homer #714.

On Hank Aaron

March 1974
David Arthur Roberts
Houston Astros
Baseball Digest

I don't know, I never smoked Astroturf.

When asked whether he prefered artifical turf or grass

Frank Edwin "Tug" McGraw
New York Mets

When I'm pitching I figure the plate is mine, and I don't like anyone getting too close to it.

On knockdown pitches

Salvatore Anthony "Sal" Maglie
Brooklyn Dodgers

Ain't no man can avoid being born average, but there ain't no man got to be common.

Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige
Kansas City Monarchs

I'm glad I don't have to face that guy every day. He has that look that few hitters have. I don't know if it is in his stance, his eyes or what. But you can tell he means business.

On Don Mattingly - faced in a spring training game 1989

Dwight Eugene "Doc" Gooden
New York Mets
Tampa Tribune 3/11/89

I told him I wasn't tired. He told me, 'No, but the outfielders sure are.'

On being taken out of a game

James Lester "Jim" Kern
Texas Rangers

If I fell behind I'd just rare back, throw a fastball and say, 'Here it is. Hit it.' A lot of times they did.

On his pitching early in his career

Robert Andrew "Bobby" Witt
Texas Rangers

Never win 20 games because they will expect you to do it every year.

William "Billy" Loes
Baltimore Orioles

The same way as to anybody else, except don't let the ball go.

On how to pitch to Henry Aaron

Frank Edwin "Tug" McGraw
New York Mets

It took eight hours, seven and half to find the heart.

Commenting on Charlie Finley's (owner of the Athletics) heart surgery

Steven Earl McCatty
Oakland Athletics

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