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We play a game of failure. When you fail 70 percent of the time (at the plate), failure doesn't really enter in your mind. To be successful in our game, you can't think about failing.

Roberto Martin Antonio "Bobby" Bonilla
Pittsburgh Pirates
3B - OF

I believe we owe something to the people who watch us. When we don't try 100%, we steal from them.

Roberto Clemente
Pittsburgh Pirates

When you had Willie Stargell on your team, it was like having a diamond ring on your finger.

Charles William "Chuck" Tanner
Pittsburgh Pirates

They can talk about all the great Pirates -- and there have been a lot of them. But Maz represents the spirit of Pittsburgh and the Pirates as well or better than any of them. And what's really scary is that Maz set all those records not on a carpet (Astrotruf) but on the Forbes Field surface. A lot of visiting players wouldn't take infield at Forbes Field. Think about the numbers Maz would have put up if he'd have played on artificial turf and wouldn't have had all those bad hops. They might have had to put him into the Hall Of Fame five years before he retired.

On former teammate and ace second baseman Bill Mazeroski's ultimate induction into the Hall Of Fame in 2001, nearly thirty years after he retired

Stephen Robert "Steve" Blass
Pittsburgh Pirates

My mother could have managed Barry Bonds -- that's how good he is.

Jim Leyland
Pittsburgh Pirates

Errors are part of my game. One night in Pittsburgh, 30,000 fans gave me a standing ovation when I caught a hot dog wrapper on the fly.

Dick "Dr. Strangeglove" Stuart
Pittsburgh Pirates

He was a great hitter. He could go 4-for-5 with four singles and think he had a bad day. On the other hand if he hit one 550 feet while going 1-for-5, he thought he'd had a helluva day.

On teammate and first baseman Dick Stuart

Robert Bartmess "Bob" Friend
Pittsburgh Pirates
a.k.a. "Warrior"

After the game, a guy was herding some sheep and goats. They started eating all our lines.

Recalling his early years in New Mexico playing "reservation ball" in Navajo country when there wasn't enough money to buy lime for the baselines so they used powdered milk, mixing it with a little water so it wouldn't blow away

Jose Yepa
Hemish Pirates
Southern Pueblo League

When they start the game, they don't yell, "Work ball." They say, "Play ball."

In 1981
Wilver Dornel "Willie" Stargell
Pittsburgh Pirates

Whatever is going to happen is going to happen when it happens, regardless of what happens.

Michael Eugene "Mike" LaValliere
Pittsburgh Pirates

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