Born Friday 18 September 1959
There's not too many guys that spend their whole career with one team and I think it's very fortunate and a blessing for me.
My wife Margaret is the best thing that's ever happened to me.
I had to prepare physically every day, and I didn't leave many scraps for the writers.
I struggled many times when maybe it didn't look like I was struggling, and I had to work hard every day.
Baseball wasn't easy for me.
It didn't happen, but I feel fortunate for the two chances we had and it's just a shame we didn't go to a World Series for Cub fans.
In baseball, there's always the next day.
I was in the postseason twice and I'm thankful for that.
No player in baseball history worked harder, suffered more, or did it better than Andre Dawson. He's the best I've ever seen.
There was Shawon Dunston and Mark Grace, and together we were a double play combination for ten years.
If this validates anything, it's that learning how to bunt and hit and run and turning two is more important than knowing where to find the little red light at the dug out camera.
I played it right because that's what you're supposed to do - play it right and with respect.
A lot of people say this honor validates my career, but I didn't work hard for validation.
When did it - When did it become okay for someone to hit home runs and forget how to play the rest of the game?
Hit a home run - put your head down, drop the bat, run around the bases, because the name on the front is more - a lot more important than the name on the back.
I was taught you never, ever disrespect your opponent or your teammates or your organization or your manager and never, ever your uniform.
I was in awe every time I walked on to the field.
The fourth major league game I ever saw in person, I was in uniform.
My mom was at every single game I played as a kid, rain or shine.
If you played the game the right way, played the game for the team, good things would happen.