Yastrzemski in the dugout at Fenway Park
|Left fielder / First baseman|
August 22, 1939 |
Southampton, New York
And if I have my choice between a pennant and a triple crown, I'll take the pennant every time.
I was lucky enough to have the talent to play baseball. That's how I treated my career. I didn't think I was anybody special, anybody different.
I was a lousy hitter in May doing the same things that made me a great hitter in June.
I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it.
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.