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Roberto Clemente Quotes

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1. “But some people act like they think I live in the jungle someplace.”
2. “I am more valuable to my team hitting .330 then swinging for home runs.”
3. “Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don’t, then you are wasting your time on Earth.”
4. “I want to be remembered as a ballplayer who gave all I had to give.”
5. “Baseball has been very good to me.”
6. “If I could sleep. I could hit .400.”
7. “If you have a chance to accomplish something that will make things better for people coming behind you, and you don’t do that, you are wasting your time on this earth.”
8. “I will hit .450 if you give me Ralph Garr’s legs, Johnny Bench’s age and cut the travel schedule.”
9. “I am convinced that God wanted me to be a baseball player.”
10. “I was born to play baseball.”
11. “I tell you, (Steve) Blass, you pitch me inside, they never, never find that ball.”
12. “I felt kind of bashful (when the fans went crazy). I’m a very quiet, shy person, although you writers might not believe because I shout sometimes.”
13. “If I would be happy, I would be a very bad ball player. With me, when I get mad, it puts energy in my body.”
14. “When I put on my uniform, I feel I am the proudest man on earth.”
15. “I dedicated the hit (his 3,000th) to the Pittsburgh fans and to the people in Puerto Rico and to one man (Roberto Marin) in particular. The one man who carried me around for weeks looking for a scout to sign me.”
16. “Why does everyone talk about the past? All that counts is tomorrow’s game.”

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