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Willie Mays
(1931-____) born on
May 6
US baseball player. He maintained a .302 average and hit 654 home runs, the third highest total on record; elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, 1979.
I think I was the best baseball player I ever saw.

In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept destructive criticism. Without 100 percent dedication, you won't be able to do this.
Maybe I was born to play ball. Maybe I truly was.
I don't compare 'em, I just catch 'em.
I remember the last season I played. I went home after a ballgame one day, lay down on my bed, and tears came to my eyes. How can you explain that? You cry because you love her. I cried, I guess, because I loved baseball and I knew I had to leave it.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Newsweek," 5 Feb 1970.
R: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
A: In "Sporting News," 25 Jul 1970.
N: On his best plays.
K: SABR Collection.

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