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Dan Quisenberry, American Athlete ( February 7, 1950 - September 30, 1998 )

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Most pitchers fear losing their fastball, but since I don't have one, I have nothing to fear but fear itself.~Dan Quisenberry


Fear Losing Nothing

Coming into a game in the eighth or ninth inning is like parachuting behind enemy lines. And sometimes the chute doesn't open. You have to live with that. It's an occupational hazard.~Dan Quisenberry


Game Enemy Live

The best thing about baseball is there's no homework.~Dan Quisenberry


Best Baseball Homework

A manager uses a relief pitcher like a six shooter, he fires until it's empty then takes the gun and throws it at the villain.~Dan Quisenberry


Gun Villain Manager

Someone told me just recently that poets are eulogists. It's their job, to eulogize. I didn't know that, but it makes sense. Because in almost every poem of mine there is a loss.~Dan Quisenberry


Job Loss Me

I don't mean to diminish the job, it's a good job and a real pressure job. But I don't think a relief pitcher should ever be the most valuable player of a league. We only play in maybe half of the games. Being a relief pitcher means part-time employment. We're bench players, and bench players shouldn't be M.V.P.~Dan Quisenberry


Good Job Play

Every year the World Series should go seven games for the dramatics of it.~Dan Quisenberry


World Go Should

If overconfidence can cause the Roman Empire to fall, I ought to be able to get a ground ball.~Dan Quisenberry


Fall Empire Ball

Reggie Jackson hit one off me that's still burrowing its way to Los Angeles.~Dan Quisenberry


Me Way Los Angeles

Our fielders have to catch a lot of balls, or at least deflect them to someone who can.~Dan Quisenberry


Someone Catch Balls

The future is much like the present, only longer.~Dan Quisenberry


Future Present Like

I lull them into a false sense of security by watching me pitch... If overconfidence can cause the Roman Empire to fall, I ought to be able to get a ground ball.~Dan Quisenberry


Security Me Fall

Preschoolers have a way of grabbing your attention. Mine help me not to be a baseball player at home.~Dan Quisenberry


Home Baseball Me

I've seen the future and it's much like the present only longer.~Dan Quisenberry


Future Present Like

I have seen the future, and it is much like the present, only longer.~Dan Quisenberry


Future Present Like

I'm probably the only relief pitcher who has more saves than strikeouts.~Dan Quisenberry


Relief More Only