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Roger Maris Quotes

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1. “I feel that I was a good all-around player, I had good speed, a good arm and could play the outfield.”
2. “Maybe I’m not a great man but I damn well want to break the record.”
3. “It’s like obituaries, when you die they finally give you good reviews.”
4. “As a ballplayer, I would be delighted to do it again. As an individual, I doubt if I could possibly go through it again.”
5. “Now they talk on the radio about the record set by (Babe) Ruth, and (Joe) DiMaggio and Henry Aaron. But they rarely mention mine. Do you know what I have to show for the sixty-one home runs? Nothing, exactly nothing.”
6. “It would have been a helluva lot more fun if I had not hit those sixty-one home runs.”
7. “Candlestick was built on the water. It should have been built under it.”
8. “I don’t know if I want to go to New York. They’ll have to pay me a lot more money because I like it here in Kansas City.”
9. “It’s (baseball) a business. If I could make more money down in the zinc mines I’d be mining zinc.”
10. “I never wanted all this hoopla. All I wanted is to be a good ball player and hit twenty-five or thirty homers, drive in a hundred runs, hit .280 and help my club win pennants. I just wanted to be one of the guys, an average player having a good season.”

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