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It's not hard. When I'm not hitting, I don't hit nobody. But when I'm hitting, I hit anybody.
In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept constructive criticism. Without one-hundred percent dedication, you won't be able to do this.
In 1950, when the Giants signed me, they gave me $15,000. I bought a 1950 Mercury. I couldn't drive, but I had it in the parking lot there, and everybody that could drive would drive the car. So it was like a community thing.
If you can do that - if you run, hit, run the bases, hit with power, field, throw and do all other things that are part of the game - then you're a good ballplayer.
I'm a very lucky guy. I had so many people help me over the years that I never had many problems. If I had a problem, I could sit down with someone and they would explain the problem to me, and the problem become like a baseball game.
I would try and help everybody, because the game was so easy for me. It was just like walking in the park.
I was very fortunate to play sports. All the anger in me went out. I had to do what I had to do. If you stay angry all the time, then you really don't have a good life.
I was very blessed with a good body. Never got hurt. Never was in the hospital. The only time I was in the hospital was when I would get exhausted a little bit, and go in for a check-up or something.
I was a baseball player, I taught baseball, and all of a sudden I was in the business world. Now I used the baseball world to talk about their product. Not too much, just enough to keep going. Just be yourself and you'll never have a problem. That's what I did.
I think I was the best baseball player I ever saw.
I think I was programmed to do good things when I came into the majors. I knew how to play.
I played with the Birmingham Black Barons. I was making 500 at 14. That was a lot of money in those days.
I don't mean to be bashful, but I was.
Believe In Yourself
Feliz Dia De Las Madres
Thinking Of Him
Trust In God
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