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Why Mr. Summers, don't you know that the spitter has been outlawed for years? How would I ever learn to throw one?

To plate umpire Bill Summers, after being accused of throwing the spitter

Thomas Jefferson Davis "Tommy" Bridges
Detroit Tigers
Pitcher

I'm supposed to be writing a book, and I can hardly read.

Mark Steven "The Bird" Fidrych
Detroit Tigers
Pitcher

He's such a big, strong guy he should love that porch. He's got power enough to hit home runs in any park, including Yellowstone.

On Willie Stargell batting in Tiger Stadium in the 1971 All Star game.

George Lee "Sparky" Anderson
Detroit Tigers
Manager

The great thing about baseball is when you are done, you'll only tell your grandchildren the good things. If they ask me about 1989 I'll tell them I had amnesia.

George Lee "Sparky" Anderson
Detroit Tigers
Manager

I have never slept under the same roof with a nigger, and I'm not going to start here in my own native state of Georgia.

On sleeping in the same hunting lodge as Babe Ruth, who Cobb believed to be part black.

Tyrus Raymond "Ty" Cobb
Detroit Tigers
OF

The only way you can get along with newspaperman is to say something one minute and something different the next.

Henry Benjamin "Hank" Greenberg
Detroit Tigers
1B

We accidently won too many games last year.

On why the team failed in 1998 after a promising 1997 season

John McHale
Detroit Tigers
President

I'm beginning to see Brooks in my sleep. If I dropped a paper plate, he'd pick it up on one hop and throw me out at first.

On Brooks Robinson

George Lee "Sparky" Anderson
Detroit Tigers
Manager

When you're playing, awards don't seem like much. Then you get older and all of it becomes more precious. It is nice to be remembered.

Henry Benjamin "Hank" Greenberg
Detroit Tigers
1B

In high school I took a little English, some science, some hubcaps and some wheel covers.

William James "Gates" Brown
Detroit Tigers
OF
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