I always said that when it was time to retire, I would know it, and I would just tip my hat to the crowds.
Vietnam helped me realize who the true heroes really are in this world. It's not the home-run hitters.
There's nothing I value more than the closeness of friends and family, a smile as I pass someone on the street.
I eventually became proud of my strikeouts, because each one represented another learning experience.
I was always a self-proclaimed poor slider.
I owe a large part of my success to Joe Brown, who helped me both as a player and a person.
I loved to hit with men on base and with the game on the line.
Never had I had so many friends and so much fun as I did in the projects.
Love soothes wounds, while hatred and violence deepen them.
I never search for a reason why - I have faith in the Lord's purpose.
To be successful, one must take chances.
I would always reserve a special place in my heart for Pittsburgh.
I wasn't out drinking and abusing my body. I simply loved to go out and dance.
When we make a mistake, it becomes front-page news. We don't need any reporter telling us how badly we played.
Baseball for me was instinctive, born within me, given to me as a gift from God.