I’d like to thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee.
A ball player has to be kept hungry to become a big leaguer. That’s why no boy from a rich family has ever made the big leagues.
It’s one thing to have the gift, the ability and the talent. You need to put the work into it yourself, whether staring at video, starting early, preparation. You never take that for granted.
I feel I had a good career in high school and I felt like I could’ve been drafted a little higher, but it didn’t happen. So, I think carrying that chip on my shoulder knowing I want to prove these guys wrong helped me.
As long as you’ve got the passion and as long as you still love it, I think you should continue to do what your passion is with the gift that God has given you.
I don’t know what the future holds for me, but if I ever had that opportunity to manage or coach, I think I’d be interested. Why not?
People say, “What would have happened if you stayed in St. Louis?” My best numbers are in St. Louis, but it probably would have been worse if I stayed since I had those injuries, and they don’t have a DH.
Three thousand hits is not something that, when you look at some guys at the start of their career, you think they may have the possibility of doing it. Me, I’d probably be a long shot. Six-six, two hundred and something pounds, big strike zone, no minor league experience, came out of college as a […]
Every year you come out and practice and prepare and hope you have the right team, you hope nobody gets injured, you hope someone pitches well but you put it all together.
Why certainly I’d like to have that fellow who hits a home run every time at bat, who strikes out every opposing batter when he’s pitching, who throws strikes to any base or the plate when he’s playing outfield and who’s always thinking about two innings ahead just what he’ll do to baffle the other […]