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Somebody had to make the decision for me because I wouldn't have done it. I would much rather have left like I've done today than to leave in the middle of the season or getting booed out of the ballpark. I didn't want to taint my career.

In announcing his retirement after pitching in the most games in major league history (1,071) on December 10, 1998

Dennis Lee Eckersley
Boston Red Sox
Pitcher

The other day they asked me about mandatory drug testing. I said I believed in drug testing a long time ago. All through the '60s I tested everything.

William Francis "Bill" Lee
Boston Red Sox
Pitcher
a.k.a. Spaceman

I would have taken the job but I realized I wasn't much of a judge of talent. I once said Stan Musial would never be a hitter, and I also said Bob Lemon would never be a pitcher.

Explaining why he turned down an offer to become a scout after his playing days were over.

John Sigmund "Specs" Podgajny
Philadelphia Phillies
Pitcher

When he took BP everybody would kind of stop what they were doing and watch.

On Mickey Mantle.

James Lee "Jim" Kaat
New York Yankees
Pitcher
a.k.a. "Kitty"

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, and the lesson afterwards.

Vernon Sanders Law
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pitcher

That was the best two years of my life, in that city, that stadium. That's just kind of hard to take when you're not there anymore.

On being traded to the Blue Jays by the Yankees.

David Lee Wells
New York Yankees
Pitcher

On the day I was signed, Mr. Finley, the owner of the Athletics at that time came up to me and said, 'When you were six you ran away from home, and when your parents found you at a nearby lake, you had already caught two catfish and were pulling in a third.  Now repeat it back to me.'

on how he got his nickname.

James Augustus "Catfish" Hunter
New York Yankees
Pitcher
Contributed by: Nick Johnson

Sparky Anderson says Don Gullett is going to the Hall of Fame after the World Series. I'm going to the Eliot Lounge.

William Francis "Bill" Lee
Boston Red Sox
Pitcher
a.k.a. Spaceman

Contributed by: Tim Dermody

It wasn't easy.  I walked the first two guys I faced, and a single thought immediately flashed through my mind: I am fucking this up.

on his first appearance in the majors.

William Francis "Bill" Lee
Boston Red Sox
Pitcher
a.k.a. Spaceman

Bill 'Spaceman' Lee & Dick Lally.  The Wrong Stuff.

Contributed by: A baseball fan

I was happy to see (teammate 3B Greg) Norton get AL Player of the Week. With 5 homers and a .423 average, he deserves it. But the way he's going, I'm even happier that I don't have to face him.

Michael Robert "Mike" Sirotka
Chicago White Sox
Pitcher

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