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  • This is wonderful, no doubt about it. You can tell by the fans that it's catching on and is going to get better and better.
    (Hank Aaron)

  • We need to be concerned about young people . . . if we don't protect them, how are we going to protect this country
    (Hank Aaron)

  • I think of this award as being what we call 'The Year of the Complete Ballplayer,' ... The player that has done the most not only for his team, but has done most to help his team win baseball games. Not only for home runs, runs batted in and batting average, but also in the clubhouse.
    (Hank Aaron)

  • Leo, if I'm not calling you, everything's fine. If I'm calling you all the time, something isn't right.
    (Hank Aaron)

  • You can only milk a cow so long, and then you're left holding the pail.
    (Hank Aaron)


  • I hope that these kids are given an opportunity to play, because whatever happened before, they had nothing to do with it. I just hope they have an opportunity to compete. They really deserve to. They have some great ballplayers in Cuba.
    (Hank Aaron)

  • It makes me feel good to walk through there and know that some of the things that Negro League players played for has been preserved, and people can go in there, and look at it.
    (Hank Aaron)

  • Not only will he break Hank Aaron 's record of 755 career home runs, he will blow it away. No less an authority than Aaron himself called him the greatest ballplayer that has ever played the game -- bar none. ... I'm serious about this. I've watched him play and, quite naturally, people are going to start assuming that he's doing certain things. Let's forget about that. This guy is in a world of his own. They try to compare Babe Ruth and say Babe Ruth was this. There's no comparison.
    (Hank Aaron)

  • To this day, I don't know how he withstood the things he did without lashing back. I've been through a lot in my time, and I consider myself to be a patient man, but I know I couldn't have done what Jackie did. I don't think anybody else could have done it. Somehow, though, Jackie had the strength to suppress his instincts, to sacrifice his pride for his people.
    (Hank Aaron)

  • Making the majors is not as hard as staying there, staying interested day after day. It's like being married. The hardest part is to stay married. (Henry
    (Hank) Aaron)

  • Discover Greatness An Illustrated History of Negro Leagues Baseball,
    (Hank Aaron)

  • I have always felt that although someone may defeat me, and I strike out in a ball game, the pitcher on the particular day was the best player. But I know when I see him again, I'm going to be ready for his curve ball. Failure is a part of success.
    (Hank Aaron)

  • The pitcher has got only a ball. I've got a bat. So the percentage in weapons is in my favor and I let the fellow with the ball do the fretting.
    (Hank Aaron)

  • That's going to be left up to the commissioner and the rules committee.
    (Hank Aaron)

  • I never smile when I have a bat in my hands. That's when you've got to be serious. When I get out on the field, nothing's a joke to me. I don't feel like I should walk around with a smile on my face.
    (Hank Aaron)


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