Al Kaline Quotes

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Al Kaline Quotes

The most relaxing thing i do, hang halfway out a 3rd floor window, and look at rocks if i fall out. Well maybe ill fall hard, something tough to break me, something sharp to rip into my insides and bleed out all that pain.
— Al Kaline —

Carl Yastrzemski was the best all-around player. He could run, throw and hit. He had the ability to play a number of different positions. He signed as a shortstop. He could play the outfield, of course, and third base and first, too. He was a tremendous athlete. Mickey Mantle was unbelievable, too.

— Al Kaline

As the days went on, I didn't mind the games. In fact, I looked forward to them. That was the easiest part of all. I couldn't wait to get to the ballpark I'd be the first one there and I was willing to do anything. I think that's why the veterans liked me.

— Al Kaline

It hurt me a great deal. It put a lot of pressure on me because I was at a young age and the writers around here and throughout the league starting comparing me to Cobb. It put a lot of pressure on me.

— Al Kaline

I started in for the ball but I just couldn't get it. I should have caught it because I was used to catching everything on the sandlots. But they hit the ball a lot harder in the major leagues and I just couldn't reach the ball this time.

— Al Kaline

Switching to the outfield was the best break I ever got.

— Al Kaline

I was very, very shocked about Cooperstown. I thought my chances were fairly good, but I tried to stay low key about it, not too high and not too low. That was the way I played, too.

— Al Kaline

This time you've dug yourself an anchor too heavy to move ahead with.

— Al Kaline

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