"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 wont be able to do this."
"When I was in Birmingham I used to go to a place called Redwood Field. I used to get there for a two oclock game. Where can you make this kind of money playing sports? It was just a pleasure to go out and enjoy myself and get paid for it."
"In 1950 when the Giants signed me they gave me $15000. I bought a 1950 Mercury. I couldnt 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."