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Roger Maris Quotes

Candlestick was built on the water. It should have been built under it.

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.

I think the most privacy I had was when the game was going on.

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

It's a business. If I could make more money down in the zinc mines I'd be mining zinc.

It's like obituaries, when you die they finally give you good reviews.

Maybe I'm not a great man but I damn well want to break the record.

You hit home runs not by chance but by preparation.