Quotations by Roger Maris

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Born: Monday, September 10, 1934
Died: Saturday, December 14, 1985 (51 years old)
Profession: Athlete


Candlestick was built on the water. It should have been built under it.
- Roger Maris
(Keywords: Water)

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.
- Roger Maris
(Keywords: People, American, Baseball, Day, Desire, Hell, Play, Road, Yankee, Years)

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
(Keywords: Right, Trying, Want)

I think the most privacy I had was when the game was going on.
- Roger Maris
(Keywords: Privacy)

It would have been a helluva lot more fun if I had not hit those sixty-one home runs.
- Roger Maris
(Keywords: Home, Fun)

It's a business. If I could make more money down in the zinc mines I'd be mining zinc.
- Roger Maris
(Keywords: Money, Business)

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

Maybe I'm not a great man but I damn well want to break the record.
- Roger Maris
(Keywords: Man, Want)

You hit home runs not by chance but by preparation.
- Roger Maris
(Keywords: Home, Chance, Preparation)







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