Willie Stargell Quotes

50 Willie Stargell quotes:

"There's nothing I value more than the closeness of friends and family, a smile as I pass someone on the street."
"People like us are afraid to leave ball. What else is there to do? When baseball has been your whole life, you can't think about a future without it, so you hang on as long as you can."
"I'm always amazed when a pitcher becomes angry at a hitter for hitting a home run off him. When I strike out, I don't get angry at the pitcher, I get angry at myself. I would think that if a pitcher threw up a home run ball, he should be angry at himself."
"I never did allow anything to keep me from my kids. They're the most important part of my life."
"I wasn't out drinking and abusing my body. I simply loved to go out and dance."
"I'm a God-fearing man who worships with my heart and with my life."
"Never was I booed."
"Baseball for me was instinctive, born within me, given to me as a gift from God."
"I flailed my arm in a throwing motion before I could even walk."
"I found myself in a race with Mother Nature to play as much baseball as I could before she forced me to stop."
"I see a lot of people who love their jobs. I see some garbage collectors smiling as they go about their work."
"I was always a self-proclaimed poor slider."
"I was bred as an outcast, part Negro and part Seminole, in my early years raised as an Indian."
"I would always reserve a special place in my heart for Pittsburgh."
"I'm proud of the fact that I'm the only player to hit a ball completely out of Dodger Stadium."
"The bat is gone, but the smile remains."
"We devote our entire lives to becoming good ball players. We take batting practice until our hands bleed."
"They give you a round bat and they throw you a round ball and they tell you to hit it square."
"You only have a few years to play this game and you can't play it if you're all tied up in knots."
"I love September, especially when we're in it."

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