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Carl Yastrzemski Quotes

"I loved the game. I loved the competition. But I never had any fun. I never enjoyed it. All hard work all the time."

"I remember I was a scared rookie, hitting .220 after the first three months of my baseball season, and doubting my ability."

"I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."

"I was a lousy hitter in May doing the same things that made me a great hitter in June."

"I was lucky enough to have the talent to play baseball. That's how I treated my career. I didn't think I was anybody special, anybody different."

"The three-thousand hitting thing was the first time I let individual pressure get to me. I was uptight about it. When I saw the hit going through, I had a sigh of relief more than anything."

"This is a strange game."

"You don't always make an out. Sometimes the pitcher gets you out."

"And if I have my choice between a pennant and a triple crown, I'll take the pennant every time."

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