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If I'm breaking them, they're dying in style.

On his unusual number of broken bats

John Claiborn Mayberry
Kansas City Royals
First Base

There are 50 games a year when you beat the crap out of them, and there's 50 games a year when they beat the crap out of you. The rest are swing games. You've got to win these games if you are going to win.

Anthony Joseph "Tony" Muser
Kansas City Royals
Manager

There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball. Unfortunately, neither of them works.

Charles Richard "Charlie" Lau
Kansas City Royals
Batting Coach

If I stay healthy, I have a chance to collect three thousand hits and one thousand errors.

George Howard Brett
Kansas City Royals
3B

Natural grass is a wonderful thing for little bugs and sinkerball pitchers.

Daniel Raymond "Dan" Quisenberry
Kansas City Royals
Pitcher
a.k.a. "Quiz", "Q"

The batter still hits a grounder. But in this case the first bounce is 360 feet away.

On what happens when his sinker isn't working.

Daniel Raymond "Dan" Quisenberry
Kansas City Royals
Pitcher
a.k.a. "Quiz", "Q"

I'd rather be the shortest player in the Majors than the tallest player in the minors.

On how it felt to be the smallest player in the majors.

Frederick Joseph Patek
Kansas City Royals
SS

It all looks so easy from the dugout. It's called the 'dirt rule'. The farther you get away from the dirt, the easier this game looks. It looks pretty darned easy from the upper deck. And, like I say, it looks easy to me now. I'm sitting in the dugout, and I see a guy try to pull an outside pitch, he hits a slow ground ball to second base, and it drives me crazy. I'm thinking, 'Why does he do that? Why is this guy so stupid?' Of course, I must have done the exact same thing 5000 times when I was a player.

George Howard Brett
Kansas City Royals
3B

Hitting is a strange thing. You're so smart talking about hitting, and then you step into the batter's box, and something happens to you. You get stupid. It's like everything goes out the window. You step into the batter's box, and immediately you turn into a third-grader. Fortunately, pitchers are like second-graders.

George Howard Brett
Kansas City Royals
3B

I used a corked bat from the first year in Kansas City, all the way till the end of my career. But you don't use a corked bat every time.

Amos Joseph Otis
Kansas City Royals
OF

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