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"You know that when I talked about baseball I always told the truth. Well, there was one time when I lied. Whitey Platt, who used to play for the Chicago Cubs, asked me one day what the secret was to my hitting. Well, I thought I’d kid him about it, and I told him that when I was playing in a small park I would hit the bottom half of the ball to give it a rise and when I played in the longer parks I would hit the top half of the ball for line drives. Pretty soon, all the players started coming around asking me my secret for hitting the top half or bottom half of the ball.”
- Stan Musial


Photo: John Rogers archive via Paragon


"You know that when I talked about baseball I always told the truth. Well, there was one time when I lied. Whitey Platt, who used to play for the Chicago Cubs, asked me one day what the secret was to my hitting. Well, I thought I’d kid him about it, and I told him that when I was playing in a small park I would hit the bottom half of the ball to give it a rise and when I played in the longer parks I would hit the top half of the ball for line drives. Pretty soon, all the players started coming around asking me my secret for hitting the top half or bottom half of the ball.”

- Stan Musial

Photo: John Rogers archive via Paragon

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