“The rest of us play in the major leagues. He’s at another level.”
—Teammate Rich Aurilia

“The rest of us should spend all of our time in the dugout bowing to him.”
—Former teammae Benito Santiago

“You walk Barry. Just walk him.”
—300-game winner Greg Maddux

“Barry is the reincarnation of Ted Williams—with more power.”
—Former Giants manager Felipe Alou

“Nobody has ever been better than this guy.”

“Sometimes he says things before he thinks. That’s why I’m here—to remind him other people have feelings, too.”
—Hall of Famer WIllie Mays

“He always seems to get himself in a hitter’s count.”
—Former big-league manager Jeff Torborg


Felipe Alou, 1969 Topps Insert

Willie Mays, 1955 Look magazine


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