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I don't see anyone playing in the major leagues today who combines both the talent and the intensity that I had. I always tried to do the best. I knew I couldn't always be the best, but I tried to be. - at his Hall of Fame induction, 1982
His 38 home runs as a rookie in 1956 was a record which stood until 1987, when Mark McGwire topped it with 49.