Best Quotes by Roger Maris (Top 9)

  1. As a ballplayer, I would be delighted to do it again. As an individual, I doubt if I could possibly go through it again.
  2. Maybe I'm not a great man but I damn well want to break the record.
  3. You hit home runs not by chance but by preparation.
  4. I don't know if I want to go to New York. They'll have to pay me a lot more money because I like it here in Kansas City.
  5. 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.
  6. Now they talk on the radio about the record set by (Babe) Ruth, and (Joe) DiMaggio and Henry Aaron. But they rarely mention mine. Do you know what I have to show for the sixty-one home runs? Nothing, exactly nothing.
  7. It's like obituaries, when you die they finally give you good reviews.
  8. I think the most privacy I had was when the game was going on.
  9. I feel that I was a good all-around player, I had good speed, a good arm and could play the outfield.