I could have played another year, but I would have been playing for the money, and baseball deserves better than that.
If there was no intentional walks, the guy would just walk him anyway, unintentionally intentionally walk him. You see a lot more of that than what meets the eye.
If anyone stays away (after the 1981 strike), my response is this - those people had no right to ever come to the park, because they aren't true baseball fans.
There's nothing like Opening Day. There's nothing like the start of a new season. I started playing baseball when I was seven years old and quit playing when I was 40, so it's kind of in my blood.
I never lifted a weight in my life. Why am I going to do steroids? That's not going to do me any good. We didn't have any weights in our clubhouse. We had one exercise bike and that was for the guy who tweaked his hamstring. And that thing didn't even work half the time.
He looks like a greyhound, but he runs like a bus.
I'm a ballplayer. I know how hard the game is... and anybody that makes it in the Hall of Fame, I support. They become a member of our special fraternity.
I've only read two books in my life: Baseball Sparkplug and Love Story.
American League teams don't bunt very often. National League teams bunt a lot.
I was scared everyday I put on the uniform.
Every time I sit with our general manager at a baseball game, and there's number-cruncher and statistician guy - I'm sitting around - they start talking about stuff, and I say, 'What's that? I've never heard of that one before.
Don't try to be a hero. Try to be a winner.
If I was going to make one rule change, I would bring the DH to the National League.
If I stay healthy, I have a chance to collect 3,000 hits and 1,000 errors.
Not many people get to the major leagues and succeed right away. There are some struggles. Everyone seems to struggle.
I used to be a mad hitter. And then I learned the longer you wait out the ball, the better you see it. And the better you see it, the harder you hit it. And the harder you hit it, the higher your average is going to be. And the higher your average is, the more money you're going to make.
My problems are all behind me!
Old third basemen become first basemen, and old first basemen become designated hitters.
A woman will be elected President before Wade Boggs is called out on strikes. I guarantee that.
I am not too serious about anything. I believe you have to enjoy yourself to get the most out of your ability. I can take the criticism with the accolades. Neither affects me.
Do I want someone to get more hits than me? No. Do I want someone to hit more home runs than me? No. Do I want someone to have more RBI than me? No. I get a kick out of seeing the all-time leaders and my name's on top of every one, with the exception of strikeouts. I get a kick out of that.
Even today, if the Royals win six games all year, if they're going to go 6-156, I hope they beat the Yankees six times.
I was three over. One over a house, one over a patio, and one over a swimming pool.
I don't think I can play any other way but all out . . . I enjoy the game so much because I'm putting so much into it.
If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing you grandmother with her teeth out.