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.'
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.
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.
Hitting .400 is something you can do by yourself. But you have to rely on guys getting on base at the right time to drive in that many runs.
Life is precious and time is a key element. Let's make every moment count and help those who have a greater need than our own.
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.
When I was 14, and for the next four years, I was lifting and hauling 10-gallon milk cans full of milk. That will put muscles on you even if you're not trying.
Hospice is such a tremendous thing. Patients seem to reach an inner peace.
The Mayo Clinic is one of the largest and most experienced medical centers treating esophageal cancer in the world.
At Tiger Stadium, the dugouts are so low that you walk in and hit your head on the ceiling. People would say, 'Don't feel bad. Ty Cobb did the same thing.'
I didn't think much about batting average when I was playing.
No matter what, I've always been an optimistic person.
I want to say that maybe I've made some wrong decisions, but I'm still an honorable person, and I intend to take care of all of my obligations.
Pitchers are smart. They know they are much better off if they mix things up and keep you off-balance.
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