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And my father didn't have money for me to go to college. And at that particular time they didn't have black quarterbacks, and I don't think I could have made it in basketball, because I was only 5' 11". So I just picked baseball.
Baseball regards us as sheep.
When I was a kid, I was always an athlete. I played a lot of sports. I played football, basketball, baseball and soccer.
Honestly, I'm on the road so much that I never really get a chance to go to baseball games.
Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball.
I wasn't really serious about acting - I was serious about baseball.
We used to play baseball back in that field and keep an eye out for the bulls.
For many in baseball September is a month of stark contrast with April, when everyone had dared to hope. If baseball is a lot like life, as pundits declare, it is because life is more about losing than winning.
I had an opportunity to play baseball in college, but I just didn't want to go to school. I started focusing on my music and it was game over!
Of all the plays in baseball, stealing home is by far the most exciting.
That's how easy baseball was for me. I'm not trying to brag or anything, but I had the knowledge before I became a professional baseball player to do all these things and know what each guy would hit.
The greatest challenge I think is adjusting to not playing baseball. The reason for that is I had to come out of baseball and come into the business world, not being a college graduate, not being educated to come into the business world the way I should have.
There's a lot to be said for going to baseball games for a living.
I was lucky enough to have the talent to play baseball. That's how I treated my career. I didn't think I was anybody special, anybody different.
I found out early in life that I could hit a baseball farther than most players, and that's what I tried to do.
Kids who I grew up with, who I played ball with, basketball, baseball, and went to parties with - for whatever reason - they ended up in a fundamentally different place than I did. I'm the attorney general of the United States and they are ex-felons.
I have to play baseball to make me happy. I have to be an athlete. But when it's all said and done, I'll be a normal father. A normal-type house man.
I mean the game is just, everybody talks about baseball but I really think football probably has a little bit more American feeling than anything.
There are more people killed with baseball bats and hammers than are killed with guns.
I never want to sit out. I want to play baseball games.
Finally, for all of us but a lucky few, the dream of playing big-time baseball is relinquished so we can get on with grown-up things.
That's one of the great oddities of baseball: Success is relative. A hitter who fails 70 percent of the time at the plate is a potential member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and many World Championship teams lose more than 70 games during their title-winning seasons.
I understand business and understand the ugly face of baseball, which is the business part of baseball.
Baseball represents family. It represents my childhood.
No player in baseball history worked harder, suffered more, or did it better than Andre Dawson. He's the best I've ever seen.
John F. Kennedy
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