Quotes from Steve Carlton
"And the irony is that they wrote better without access to my quotes."
"But I would say basically, I would just like to be remembered for what I did on the field."
"Everything I was, physically and mentally, that's what I put on that field."
"Hopefully, Pete will be reinstated by Baseball and he will have his rightful place in baseball history, a plaque in the Hall of Fame."
"I hold my slider this way, directly along the seam so that it feels like I am holding the ouside third of the ball."
"I threw all my pitches over the top which was important for me because my slider was hard to tell from my fastball at release."
"I took it personal. I got slammed quite a bit."
"I trained myself to perform on the field."
"I was probably in the best shape of any athlete at the time, but you don't get to pass judgment on yourself."
"It should be thrown, with the wrist and grip set, just like your fastball, slightly off center - with the same velocity and intensity."
"It was a milestone that very few pitchers achieved and at that time assured you of election to the Hall of Fame."
"It's all quotes, anyway, and it all sounds the same to me."
"My major league debut came at old Busch Stadium on Grand Avenue in St. Louis against the Pittsburgh Pirates."
"Pete Rose came over to the Phillies in '79 and he became the catalyst that helped us to put it all together."
"Rooting is following, and I don't do that, but I'd like to see the Phillies win because I love Philadelphia."
"So what I did on the field was the essence of what I am. Remember me like that."
"That's the past. I don't agree with retrospect."
"The final release point for the fastball is the tips of your fingers."
"The first pitch I threw was to third baseman Bob Bailey. It was a fastball, low and away. He ripped it for a home run down the left field line."
"To get the feel of how the slider should roll off of your index finger, use this grip and practice at half speed and roughly half the distance to the mound."
"To pick up the paper and read about yourself getting slammed, that doesn't start your day off right."
"You've gotta find a way to get out of your own way, so you can progress in life."
Total Quotes: 22
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