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It was a fastball up and in, and -- I've told him this -- the way he swung at the ball, and to hit the ball under those extenuating circumstances, under that pressure, he did a hell of a job.

On the smoky fastball he pitched to Giants third baseman Bobby Thompson in the bottom of the 9th inning on 10/3/1951, which Thompson hit into the left field stands at the Polo Grounds for the "Shot Heard 'Round The World" to win the game and the pennant

Ralph Theodore Joseph Branca
Brooklyn Dodgers
Pitcher
a.k.a. "Hawk"

He can't hit, he can't field, he can't run -- all he can do is beat you.

Speaking of infielder and team sparkplug Eddie Stanky

Leo Ernest "The Lip" Durocher
Brooklyn Dodgers
Manager

Baseball isn't a business, it's more like a disease.

Walter O'Malley
Brooklyn Dodgers
President

You slow up half a step and it's the beginning of your last ball game. It might take a few years, but you're on your way out.

Harold Patrick "Pete" Reiser
Brooklyn Dodgers
OF

That was a poor excuse for a ball club at Rock Hill. They were buying players for as little as $100 when you couldn't get a good batboy for that. We had a third baseman whose arm was so bad he would field a ground ball and toss it to the pitcher for a relay to first. He was hitting .250 and was, outside of me, our top hitter.

Reflecting on his tenure in the Carolina League

Walter Kirby Higbe
Brooklyn Dodgers
Pitcher

When you're wild, aim for the middle of the plate because since you're wild, it won't go where you want it. The ball will hit the corners, which is what you really want.

Advice to pitchers, his so-called "unfavorable chance deviation theory"

David Allen "Davey" Johnson
Los Angeles Dodgers
Manager

Slapping a rattlesnake across the face with the back of your hand is safer than trying to fool Hank Aaron.

Claude Wilson Osteen
Los Angeles Dodgers
Pitcher

Tommy doesn't stop eating when he's full; he stops when his arms are tired.

On Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda

Stephen Louis "Steve" Sax
Los Angeles Dodgers
2B

What are we out at the ballpark for, except to win?

Leo Ernest "The Lip" Durocher
Brooklyn Dodgers
Manager

I found out that itís not good to talk about my troubles. Eighty percent of the people who hear them donít care and the other twenty percent are glad youíre having trouble.

Thomas Charles "Tommy" Lasorda
Los Angeles Dodgers
Manager

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