On this date in 1962, the Phillies retire Robin Roberts' uniform number 36.
"You don't have to make a big study of batters beforehand. When I have good stuff, I throw four fastballs out of five pitches. When you take up a hitter in a clubhouse meeting, no matter what his weakness is, it's going to end up low and away or high and tight, and the curveball must be thrown below the belt. That's the whole story of pitching. Keep your life and your pitching real simple and you'll get along."
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