I'm not a quitter. All my career, I went through a lot of physical adversity, injuries. It's in my nature to be a battler.
I didn't have evil intentions, but I guess I did have power.
I found out early in life that I could hit a baseball farther than most players, and that's what I tried to do.
It takes a lot of dedication to quit smoking, and whether you give up for good on your first try or have to give it a couple of tries - just keep swinging at it and you will succeed.
My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, 'You're tearing up the grass'; 'We're not raising grass,' Dad would reply. 'We're raising boys.'
There was a time when rival teams used a shift against me. They would put the second baseman on the shortstop's side of the bag, move the shortstop into the hole to his right, and have the third baseman hug the foul line. The idea was to build an infield wall against a known right-handed pull hitter.