Al Kaline quotes

  • 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

    #Sports #Hurt #League

  • Look at how ***** ugly the stars are.
    -- Al Kaline

    #Stars #Looks #Ugly

  • Carl Yastrzemski was the best all-around player. He could run, throw and hit. He had the ability to play a number of different positions. He signed as a shortstop. He could play the outfield, of course, and third base and first, too. He was a tremendous athlete. Mickey Mantle was unbelievable, too.
    -- Al Kaline

    #Running #Athlete #Player

  • 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

    #Player #League #Different

  • 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

    #Keys #Boots #Way

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

    #Break #Switching

  • 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

    #Team #Player #Night

  • 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

    #Work #Play #Able

  • One reason outfielders don't have stronger arms might be they don't practice as much as we did. Most teams today don't take outfield practice. Another reason is baseball has to compete with other sports now - basketball, football, soccer - for the better athletes that might have more skills and stronger arms.
    -- Al Kaline

    #Basketball #Soccer #Sports

  • 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

    #Thinking #Games #Waiting

  • The most relaxing thing i do, hang halfway out a 3rd floor window, and look at rocks if i fall out. Well maybe i'll fall hard, something tough to break me, something sharp to rip into my insides and bleed out all that pain.
    -- Al Kaline

    #Pain #Rip #Fall

  • This time you've dug yourself an anchor too heavy to move ahead with.
    -- Al Kaline

    #Moving #Anchors #Heavy

  • I can't take another day of this.
    -- Al Kaline

    #Another Day

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