"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 refuse to be molded into some stereotypical ballplayer that has no interests, really, no life, no depth, no intelligence."
"The ballplayer who loses his head, who can't keep his cool, is worse than no ballplayer at all."
"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."
"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."