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Willie McCovey

American,  Athlete
Total Quotes : 12
Cocky Anybody Minor

I enjoyed hitting in the Major Leagues more than in the Minor Leagues. I didn't want to tell anybody it was easier, because I didn't want to sound cocky. But Major League pitchers had better control, and most of them were around the plate.

- Willie McCovey

Country Doing Francisco

I had talked for years about doing a restaurant with Rocky Dudum, who's been my friend since I first came to San Francisco. Then Rocky's son, Jeff, said he wanted to design it, so he traveled around the country to sports restaurants like Mickey Mantle's and Michael Jordan's, and he came up with a great concept.

- Willie McCovey

Run Like Could

I could run like a gazelle, couldn't I?

- Willie McCovey

Play Normal Mine

I had pain in both knees my whole career. Not many athletes play pain-free. Mine was just more than normal.

- Willie McCovey

Like Everyone Else Else

Ballplayers, like everyone else, like to get told they did something right.

- Willie McCovey

Career Almost Read

Even during my career, when I read all those great things about me, it's almost like I was reading about someone else. It's almost like there was another person.

- Willie McCovey

Love Doing Play

I was doing what I love to do: play baseball. Not going to complain about that.

- Willie McCovey

Loved Scoring Players

I loved coming up with players in scoring position and I had to drive them in.

- Willie McCovey

Winning Serious Matter

Winning is a serious matter.

- Willie McCovey

One Day Year About

In my first year, when I was driving in runs, winning games and making headlines, there was an old man who came to games at Seals Stadium, and one day he called me over, introduced himself and told me not to believe anything written about me or think too much of all the accolades.

- Willie McCovey

Though Like Been

It doesn't seem like it's been 50 years. I don't even feel like I'm 50 years old yet, though I've had all these knee and back operations.

- Willie McCovey

Here Francisco Functions

I've always had a connection here in the city from the first day I arrived. I stayed in the city. I made San Francisco my home. I was seen in the offseason at a lot of different functions, and people liked that.

- Willie McCovey