"If you think a guy can foul a ball off and then at the same time hit the catcher on the backswing on purpose, you got no clue." - Rockies manager Walt Weiss after Carpenter intentionally hit batter Corey Dickerson one pitch after catcher Gerald Laird was hit by Dickerson's backswing
"Kansas City had a guy named Jack Aker who was one of the worst guys I ever saw at throwing at guys. He hit Pete Ward a couple of times. I was pitching and when Kansas City's Rick Monday came up to bat, I hit him right in the face and broke his jaw. I felt very bad over it but Ward kept getting hit." - Gary Peters
On this date in 2008, Bobby Murcer passed away at age 62.
"You decide you'll wait for your pitch. Then, as the ball starts towards the plate you think about your stance; and then you think about your swing; and then you realize the ball that went past you for a strike was your pitch."
On this date in 1989, Ron Guidry retires from baseball.
"In the playoff game in 1978, he gave up a hit and I brought in Rich Gossage. When he got in the dugout, Guidry said, 'What the hell, can't you give up a hit in this game?" - Yankees manager, Bob Lemon
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