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Carl Yastrzemski Quotes

I knew when the ball was going out (over the Green Monster). It was something I worked into the decoy, but it used to tick the pitchers off. Bill Monbouquette used to say, Cant you at least make it look like you can catch it? Meanwhile, the ball would be on its way over the fence to a spot three-quarters of the way out to the railroad tracks.
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And if I have my choice between a pennant and a triple crown, I'll take the pennant every time.

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This is a strange game.

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The three-thousand hitting thing was the first time I let individual pressure get to me. I was uptight about it. When I saw the hit going through, I had a sigh of relief more than anything.

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I came to love Fenway. It was a place that rejuvenated me after a road trip; the fans right on top of you, the nutty angles. And the Wall. That was my baby, the left-field wall, the Green Monster.

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I loved the game - I loved the competition. But I never had any fun. All hard work - all the time.

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I'm very pleased and very proud of my accomplishments, but I'm most proud of that (hitting four-hundred home runs and three-thousand hits). Not (Ted) Williams, not (Lou) Gehrig, not (Joe) DiMaggio did that. They were Cadillacs and I'm a Chevrolet.

— Carl Yastrzemski

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