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"Fans don't boo nobodies."
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"The will to win is worthless if you don't get paid for it."
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"A baseball swing is a very finely tuned instrument. It is repetition, and more repetition, then a little more after that."

"After Jackie Robinson the most important black in baseball history is Reggie Jackson, I really mean that."

"Every hitter likes fastballs just like everybody likes ice cream. But you don't like it when someone's stuffing it into you by the gallon. That's how you feel when (Nolan) Ryan's throwing balls by you."

"For a certain amount of money, you'll eat Alpo."

"God do I love to hit that little round sum-bitch out of the park and make 'em say 'Wow!'"

"I am the best in baseball."

"I couldn't quit, because of all the kids, and the blacks, and the little people pulling for me. I represent both the underdog and the overdog in our society."

"I'd like to be able to light the fire a little bit."

"I didn't come to New York to be a star, I brought my star with me."

"I don't mind getting beaten, but I hate to lose."

"I have a hard time believing athletes are overpriced. If an owner is losing money, give it up. It's a business. I have trouble figuring out why owners would stay in if they're losing money."

"I'm human and I've played my butt off for ten years. I'm not a loafer, I'm not a jerk, I'm a baseball player."

"In the building I live in on Park Avenue there are ten people who could buy the Yankees, but none of them could hit the ball out of Yankee Stadium."

"I used to dream how good it would be to be Willie Mays or Mickey Mantle. My dreams have died. Even the rotten rings aren't what they're supposed to be. I'll buy my own diamonds. I can afford it now. No one gives you anything, you've got to get it for yourself."

"October, that's when they pay off for playing ball."

"Please God, let me hit one. I'll tell everybody you did it."

"The only difference between me and those other great Yankees is my skin color."

"The only reason I don't like playing in the World Series is I can't watch myself play."

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