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I don't know. I've never been on second before.

After the career .147 hitting pitcher got picked off second base and upon returning to the dugout where stern manager Joe McCarthy demanded, "What happened?"

Vernon "Lefty" Gomez
New York Yankees

You hold it like this and throw the shit out of it.

To fellow Phillies pitcher Dick Ruthven on how to throw a slider

Steven Norman "Steve" Carlton
Philadelphia Phillies

Is you Mr. Martin? They tell me you kin hit! Then hit this!

From the pitchers mound the first time he faced Pepper Martin, as he was about to strike him out on three fastballs

Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige
Kansas City Monarchs

I sometimes have to file my nails between innings.

After his 1987 suspension for being caught on the mound with a nail file

Joe Niekro
Minnesota Twins

I could never play in New York. The first time I came into a game there, I got in the bullpen car and they told me to lock the doors.

Mike Flanagan
Baltimore Orioles

I went from a second-class citizen to a second-class immortal.

On playing and starring in the Negro Leagues with commentary on his relative success therewith

Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige
Kansas City Monarchs

I think the home plate umpire might have had a date tonight, because he had a big zone. I don't have a date, but I might be able to get one after this.

After pitching a shutout that took just an hour and forty-one minutes

July 24, 2002
Josť Lima
Houston Astros

It's bad luck to be superstitious.

David Raymond "Dave" Coggin
Philadelphia Phillies

In our day, he'd get knocked down. Whether it was (Babe) Ruth or anyone else swinging the bat good, we had a saying: "Let's see how he can hit lying on his back."

Telling the New York Daily News how pitchers of his era would approach Giants slugger Barry Bonds

In 2002 at the age of 92
Elden LeRoy Auker
Detroit Tigers
a.k.a. "Submarine", "Big Six"

Fact is, I've got so much speed today, I'll burn the catcher's glove up if I don't do something.

To a teammate when he poured a bucket of ice water over his pitching arm before a game

George Edward "Rube" Waddell
Philadelphia Athletics

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