Those days were very tough. All my teammates are white, and it was a different time. I couldn't go out to eat with the white players; I had to wait until someone brought something out to the bus. We couldn't stay in the same hotels.
There is no way to have a strong arm if you don't throw enough.
My manager said it would more effective against left-handed hitters. It seemed to me that was impossible to do without the high leg kick, which I started that day.
The only way you preserve pitching arms is throwing; that makes the arm stronger.
We are all so close. We are godfather to each others' kids. I was the best man at Jesus' wedding.
We used to look at Felipe as our guiding man that we listened to.
When he hit a ground ball to you, you knew you had to make a good throw because he was going to be running.
I faced Gibson many times and faced Sandy Koufax three times.
You had to pitch in and out. The zone didn't belong to the hitters; it belonged to the pitchers. Today, if you pitch too far inside, the umpire would stop you right there. I don't think it's fair.
But when I stopped facing Sandy, I had to face Don Drysdale. No one on my team wanted to face him.
If you are used to going five innings and then go six or seven, you won't have your good stuff. They need to start that from the minor leagues and give pitchers strong arms.
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