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Switching to the outfield was the best break I ever got. ...
by Al Kaline

Switching to the outfield was the best break I ever got.
- Al Kaline

I was very, very shocked about Cooperstown.
I thought my chances were fairly good,
but I tried to stay low key about it,
not too high and not too low.
That was the way I played, too.
- Al Kaline

You've got to get good habits of working hard so that
when that play comes up during the regular season that
you're able to complete it and do it the right way.
- Al Kaline

I started in for the ball but I just couldn't get it.
I should have caught it because I was used to catching
everything on the sandlots.
But they hit the ball a lot harder in the major leagues
and I just couldn't reach the ball this time.
- Al Kaline

 

All of a sudden I'm in the major leagues and we're
traveling from town to town.
I see the other players dressing different every day.
I've got only one suit and I keep wearing it over and over.
I'm really embarrassed.
- Al Kaline

It hurt me a great deal.
It put a lot of pressure on me because I was at a young
age and the writers around here and throughout the
league starting comparing me to Cobb.
It put a lot of pressure on me.
- Al Kaline

I didn't know who was on the team, but I saw every
eye as I walked down the aisle.
It looked like a thousand eyes were staring right at me saying,
'Who is this young punk?' I just kept my eyes straight ahead.
- Al Kaline

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As the days went on, I didn't mind the games.
In fact, I looked forward to them.
That was the easiest part of all.
I couldn't wait to get to the ballpark I'd be the first
one there and I was willing to do anything.
I think that's why the veterans liked me.
- Al Kaline

What gets me upset about with the newer players is their lack of intensity.
They tend to go through the motions a little bit.
They don't understand that you've got to practice the way you play.
- Al Kaline

I'll never forget that first night with the team.
Going to the ballpark on the bus was the hardest 30 minutes of my life.
I had to walk down that aisle between all the players.
I really didn't know too much about the Detroit Tigers at that time.
- Al Kaline

I stepped back from being out front to playing bass.
So we started switching: I'd play bass on one song,
we'd switch on the next song; I'd play piano...
we'd play mandolin.
- Bob Livingston

Getting into the habit of switching a timer on will,
I promise, save you from any number of kitchen disasters.
- Delia Smith

This business switching styles can't be done honestly by one man.
As soon as he can play his instrument well,
he can express himself, and all his life he has only one self.
- Jimmy Rushing

I'm terrified of switching the computer on because there are so many poems.
- Roger McGough

That's part of the policy: To keep switching gears.
- Ridley Scott

The best thing about switching from being an actor
to being a director is that you don't have to shave
or hold your stomach in anymore.
- Dick Powell

When a woman gives birth to a child,
the child needs to be able to digest the mother's milk;
but when this child is old enough to begin to eat other foods,
there is some switching off of this ability to consume milk.
- Marvin Harris

I've always been switching around the show to accommodate the audience,
and you know it really makes it a lot more fun for
me and keeps it fresh so that I'm not complacent with
the same show every night and with every audience.
- Deborah Cox

I was nicknamed Skeeter in Little League because I was small and fast,
like a mosquito flying across the outfield.
- Skeet Ulrich

I'll win more games playing everyday in the outfield
than I will pitching every fourth day.
- George Herman

I am a lefty, though I bat right-handed...
When I was a kid I pitched, played first,
outfield and shortstop as well.
Now it's mainly softball with some friends.
- Josh Charles

The secret of my success was clean living and a fast outfield.
- Lefty Gomez

I loved running.
I can catch everything in the outfield.
I could throw people out from the fence.
- Shemar Moore

You can't win if nobody catches the ball in the outfield.
You're only as good as the team you have behind you.
- Jim Palmer

Gee, its lonesome in the outfield.
It's hard to keep awake with nothing to do.
- Babe Ruth

The outfield is solid, so is the catching and the infield.
- Barry Zito

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

Best Friends: we're a parade - even by ourselves!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

There are some things you learn best in calm,
and some in storm.
- Willa Cather

Be yourself. There is nothing more for you to do
than to be the best YOU that you can be -
with no imitation, no pretense, no guilt, no shame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Make the best use of what is in your power,
and take the rest as it happens.
- Epictetus

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

My experience has been that work is
almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Write it on your heart that every day
is the best day in the year.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success often grows best in the fertile soil of failure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

In times of great stress or adversity,
it's always best to keep busy,
to plow your anger and your energy
into something positive.
- Lee Iacocca

Things turn out best for the people
who make the best of the way things turn out.
- Art Linkletter

If you're doing your best,
you won't have any time to worry about failure.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Success comes from knowing that
you did your best to become the best
that you are capable of becoming.
- John Wooden

The best way to destroy an enemy
is to make him a friend.
- Abraham Lincoln

The best road to progress is freedom's road.
- John F. Kennedy

The fox has many tricks.
The hedgehog has but one.
But that is the best of all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

The best way to predict the future is to create it.
- Peter F. Drucker

Experience is the best teacher.
- Proverb

The best things in life are free.
- Anonymous

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not look for approval
except for the consciousness of doing your best.
- Andrew Carnegie

Use what talents you possess.
The woods would be very silent
if no birds sang there,
except those that sang best.
- Henry Van Dyke

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

I do the very best I know how -
the very best I can;
and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
- Abraham Lincoln

In the practice of tolerance,
one's enemy is the best teacher.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The best way to find yourself
is to lose yourself
in the service of others.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

Always do your best.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Today, I will do my best...
and then relax in the knowing
that I have done all I could.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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