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    I'm no hero. Heroes don't come back. Survivors return home. Heroes never come home. If anyone thinks I'm a hero, I'm not.
    — Bob Feller
    tags: hero 
     
    Baseball in the Navy always was much more fun than it had been in the major leagues.
    — Bob Feller
    tags: fun  baseball 
     
    The soldiers that didn't come back were the heroes. It's a roll of the dice. If a bullet has your name on it, you're a hero. If you hear a bullet go by, you're a survivor.
    — Bob Feller
    tags: hero 
     
    Nowadays, they have more trouble packing hair dryers than baseball equipment.
    — Bob Feller
    tags: baseball 
     
    I spent 34 months on the battleship Alabama, South Dakota-class. I was a gun captain. First we went to Russia for about 11 months with the British convoys. Then we were up in Norway and Scandinavia.
    — Bob Feller
    tags: russia  battleship 
     
    I try to be a good human being and keep up with what's going on in the world by reading and staying in touch with the current events.
    — Bob Feller
    tags: world  human  reading 
     
    I did what any American could and should do: serve his country in its time of need.
    — Bob Feller
    tags: time  american 
     
    Yankee Stadium, it's like everything else in this country. In Europe, they save all their old buildings for history. Here, we just tear them all down.
    — Bob Feller
    tags: tears 
     
    I went on inactive duty in August 1945, and since I had stayed in such good shape and had played ball on military teams, I was ready to start for the Indians just two days later, against the Tigers.
    — Bob Feller
    tags: military 
     
    The difference between relief pitching when I did it today is simple, there is too much of it. It's one of those cases where more is not necessarily better.
    — Bob Feller
    You can talk about teamwork on a baseball team, but I'll tell you, it takes teamwork when you have 2,900 men stationed on the U.S.S. Alabama in the South Pacific.
    — Bob Feller
    tags: men  teamwork  baseball 
     
    There was great leadership in this country at the time of World War II. There was also unrelenting resolve at home, in America's factories and on the farms, in the cities and the country.
    — Bob Feller
    tags: time  world  america  war  leadership 
     
    My father loved baseball and he cultivated my talent. I don't think he ever had any doubt in his mind that I would play professional baseball someday.
    — Bob Feller
    tags: doubt  talent  mind  father  baseball 
     
    My father kept me busy from dawn to dusk when I was a kid. When I wasn't pitching hay, hauling corn or running a tractor, I was heaving a baseball into his mitt behind the barn... If all the parents in the country followed his rule, juvenile delinquency would be cut in half in a year's time.
    — Bob Feller
    Where the ball went was up to heaven. Sometimes I threw the ball clean up into the stands.
    — Bob Feller
    tags: heaven 
     
    As much as we disliked the Yankees, fans and players alike, they were good for baseball. They consistently unsuccessful teams like the Browns, Senators, and A's paid a lot of their bills with those big crowds that poured through the gates when the Yankees came to town.
    — Bob Feller
    tags: baseball 
     
    If you believe your catcher is intelligent and you know that he has considerable experience, it is a good thing to leave the game almost entirely in his hands.
    — Bob Feller
    When you make a bad pitch and the hitter puts it out of the park and you cost your team the game, it's a real test of your maturity to be able to stand in front of your locker fifteen minutes later and admit it to the world. How many people in other professions would be willing to have their job performances evaluated that way, in front of millions, every afternoon at five o'clock.
    — Bob Feller
    Life comes down to honesty and doing what's right. That's what's most important.
    — Bob Feller
    tags: honesty  right 
     
    Cooperstown is the greatest place on Earth.
    — Bob Feller
    tags: earth 
     
    I would rather beat the Yankees regularly than pitch a no hit game.
    — Bob Feller
    tags: games 
     
    I needed to join the Navy. If you ask the people in Europe who won World War II, they don't say the Allies, they say the United States won the war and saved the world.
    — Bob Feller
    tags: people  world  war 
     
    I was only a gun captain on the battleship Alabama for 34 months. People have called me a hero for that, but I'll tell you this - heroes don't come home. Survivors come home.
    — Bob Feller
    tags: people  hero  battleship 
     
    Trying to sneak a fastball by Ted Williams was like trying to sneak a sunbeam by a rooster in the morning,
    — Bob Feller
    Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is.
    — Bob Feller
    I just reared back and let them go.
    — Bob Feller
    Ted Williams was the greatest hitter I ever saw, but DiMaggio was the greatest all around player.
    — Bob Feller
    Nobody lives forever and I've had a blessed life.
    — Bob Feller
    tags: live  forever  blessed 
     
    I don't think baseball owes colored people anything. I don't think colored people owe baseball anything, either.
    — Bob Feller
    tags: people  baseball 
     
    Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed upon the Yankees. Apparently it angers them.
    — Bob Feller
    tags: anger 
     
    Baseball is only a game, a game of inches and a lot of luck. During a time of all-out war, sports are very insignificant.
    — Bob Feller
    tags: time  luck  war  games  baseball 
     
    When I pick up the ball and it feels nice and light and small I know I'm going to have a good day. But if I picked it up and it's big and heavy, I know I'm liable to get into a little trouble.
    — Bob Feller
    You figure they cheat at the ballpark, they'll cheat on the golf course, they'll cheat in business, and anything else in life. Players may laugh about it and say it's funny, but right down in their heart, they don't think it's funny at all, and they have no respect for a person who cheats.
    — Bob Feller
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