Roy Campanella

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You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living, but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you, too.

Roy Campanella (19 November 192126 June 1993), nicknamed "Campy", was an American baseball player, primarily at the position of catcher, in the Negro leagues and Major League Baseball.


  • Do you have to ask? Willie was pretty good and we never really had a regular left fielder all those years, so I guess I can make room for him in there somewhere.
    • Regarding his decision to populate his "ultimate lineup" almost exclusively with teammates; as quoted in The Greatest Team of All Timeː As Selected by Baseball's Immortals, From Ty Cobb to Willie Mays (1994) by Nicholas Acocella and Donald Dewey

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