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Some favorite quotes by Roger Maris

“As a ballplayer, I would be delighted to do it again. As an individual, I doubt if I could possibly go through it again.”


“Every day I went to the ballpark in Yankee Stadium as well as on the road people were on my back. The last six years in the American League were mental hell for me. I was drained of all my desire to play baseball.”


“I don’t want to be Babe Ruth. He was a great ballplayer. I’m not trying to replace him. The record is there and damn right I want to break it, but that isn’t replacing Babe Ruth.”

Roger Maris

“I feel that I was a good all-around player, I had good speed, a good arm and could play the outfield.”


“I never wanted all this hoopla. All I wanted is to be a good ball player and hit twenty-five or thirty homers, drive in a hundred runs, hit .280 and help my club win pennants. I just wanted to be one of the guys, an average player having a good season.”


“I think the most privacy I had was when the game was going on.” Source: The Sporting News


“It would have been a helluva lot more fun if I had not hit those sixty-one home runs.”


“This game [baseball] should be passed from father to son. You want your son to grow strong and be a man? Play catch with him.”