Zitat des Tages von Willie Stargell:
I never did allow anything to keep me from my kids. They're the most important part of my life.
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.
Love soothes wounds, while hatred and violence deepen them.
I've always been a slave to my heart.
To be successful, one must take chances.
The Giants were a good team, but our biggest enemy was said to be Candlestick Park.
That's where the future lies, in the youth of today.
They give you a round bat and they throw you a round ball and they tell you to hit it square.
I always said that when it was time to retire, I would know it, and I would just tip my hat to the crowds.
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 a God-fearing man who worships with my heart and with my life.
I found myself in a race with Mother Nature to play as much baseball as I could before she forced me to stop.
I was the most powerful left-handed hitter in the Alameda area.
There's nothing I value more than the closeness of friends and family, a smile as I pass someone on the street.
Never had I had so many friends and so much fun as I did in the projects.
Baseball for me was instinctive, born within me, given to me as a gift from God.
Human beings are pampered by the Lord. Their real tests don't come until later in life.
I see a lot of people who love their jobs. I see some garbage collectors smiling as they go about their work.
I love September, especially when we're in it.
To middle-class parents, the project team may have seemed unfit for children, but it was exactly what I needed.
Helping someone is what life is all about.
When we make a mistake, it becomes front-page news. We don't need any reporter telling us how badly we played.
I gave out stars whenever an appropriate situation presented itself.
We all wore a 21 patch that one season as a silent tribute to our deceased teammate Roberto.
I loved to hit with men on base and with the game on the line.
Unfortunately, inner feelings and potential are often stunted by our parents, relatives or peers.
I've witnessed thousands of superior athletes try to becomes hitters and fail at it.
Judgment traps you within the limitations of your comparisons. It inhibits freedom.
I never search for a reason why - I have faith in the Lord's purpose.
It's supposed to be fun, the man says 'Play Ball' not 'Work Ball' you know.
Vietnam helped me realize who the true heroes really are in this world. It's not the home-run hitters.
We devote our entire lives to becoming good ball players. We take batting practice until our hands bleed.
I owe a large part of my success to Joe Brown, who helped me both as a player and a person.
I'm proud of the fact that I'm the only player to hit a ball completely out of Dodger Stadium.
Simple pleasures were all the pleasures that I knew as a child.
The bat is gone, but the smile remains.