"(Calvin) Griffith is horse spit. They (the Twins) are penny pinchers. They take everything they can get and give nothing in return."
"Hitting is an art, but not an exact science." Source: Heavy Hitters (Bill Gutman)
"I get a kick out of watching a team defense me. A player moves two steps in one direction and I hit it two steps the other way. It goes right by his glove and I laugh." Source: New York Daily News (July 25, 1979)
"There is a special sensation in getting good wood on the ball and driving a double down the left-field line as the crowd in the ballpark rises to its feet and cheers. But, I also remember how much fun I had as a skinny barefoot kid hitting a tennis ball with a broomstick on a quiet, dusty street in Panama."
"There was a point at which I thought I'd never get the most valuable player, especially the years I played at Minnesota. We never won a pennant there, we were far away from the big media centers of Los Angeles and New York, and I wasn't a flashy power hitter but a guy who hit to spots, who bunted and stole bases."
"The way they dress here (California), your head is always in the stands. All those bikinis, your eyes get tired."
"Your first hit in the majors — that's tops. It means you're on your way. When you get the first hit, then you can get the rest."