I don’t want to be a Major League coach.
I’m going to go back to the Bay Area, this is my thing, and I’m just going to open my own school of baseball. Find a facility, find a place and just teach kids. That’s what I want to do.
Young players need to know how to take care of themselves for life after baseball.
I want to be part of Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame, but I don’t want to be part of the kind of Hall of Fame that’s based on voters’ beliefs and assumptions.
I could learn how to press ‘Record’ on a tape recorder and write for a newspaper or a magazine.
I don’t know what my future is.
Every pitcher can beat you, it doesn’t matter how good you are.
I was a momma’s boy. I didn’t get anything from Dad, except my body and baseball knowledge. The only time I spent with him was at the ballpark.
When I finish playing, I think I’d like to coach college baseball.
Those boos really motivate me to make something happen.
Making the Hall of Fame, would it be something that’s gratifying because of what I’ve sacrificed? Sure. Baseball has been a big part of our lives. We’ve sacrificed our bodies. It’s the way we made our living.
I think some of the pressure comes from the expectations of other people. Like if your father played baseball, they expect you to be the big lifesaver or something when you play a sport.
I’m an expert in baseball and I don’t even have a job. I’m an expert, more so than a lot of people out there. It should be my career until I’m dead. I should be one of the instructors. I think I’ve earned it.
Baseball is just my job.
There’s not too many rich black people in this world.