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I'm just a ballplayer with one ambition, and that is to give all I've got to help my ball club win. I've never played any other way.
The biggest thrill a ballplayer can have is when your son takes after you. That happened when my Bobby was in his championship Little League game. He really showed me something. Struck out three times. Made an error that lost the game. Parents were throwing things at our car and swearing at us as we drove off. Gosh, I was proud.
The difference between the old ballplayer and the new ballplayer is the jersey. The old ballplayer cared about the name on the front. The new ballplayer cares about the name on the back.
The ballplayer who loses his head, who can't keep his cool, is worse than no ballplayer at all.
Reading isn't good for a ballplayer. Not good for his eyes. If my eyes went bad even a little bit I couldn't hit home runs. So I gave up reading.
I want to be remembered as a ballplayer who gave all I had to give.
The more self-centered and egotistical a guy is, the better ballplayer he's going to be.
A ballplayer doesn't make excuses.
I tried marriage. I'm 0 for 3 with the marriage thing. So, being a ballplayer - I believe in numbers. I'm not going 0 for 4. I'm not wearing a golden sombrero.
I think the first photograph I did was a ballplayer. It was a way of showing action or something.
Any ballplayer that don't sign autographs for little kids ain't an American. He's a communist.
To play 18 years in Yankee Stadium is the best thing that could ever happen to a ballplayer.
Roger Maris was as good a man and as good a ballplayer as there ever was.
There ain't much to being a ballplayer, if you're a ballplayer.
The only real happiness a ballplayer has is when he is playing a ball game and accomplishes something he didn't think he could do.
I'm a ballplayer. I know how hard the game is... and anybody that makes it in the Hall of Fame, I support. They become a member of our special fraternity.
I don't want to be Babe Ruth. He was a great ballplayer. I'm not trying to replace him. The record is there and damn right I want to break it, but that isn't replacing Babe Ruth.
If you can do that - if you run, hit, run the bases, hit with power, field, throw and do all other things that are part of the game - then you're a good ballplayer.
I'm a ballplayer, not an actor.
How to use your leisure time is the biggest problem of a ballplayer.
You can look at everything from pre-Heisman to post-Heisman, and I think that's why it ranks up at the top, because before then, I didn't even think I was good enough to be a professional ballplayer.
I refuse to be molded into some stereotypical ballplayer that has no interests, really, no life, no depth, no intelligence.
A young ballplayer looks on his first spring training trip as a stage struck young woman regards the theater.
A great ballplayer is a player who will take a chance.
My father helped me become a ballplayer and take the good with the bad.
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