“He's the most consistent pitcher I've ever seen.”
—Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan

"He can move the ball around. He can change speeds. He can hit spots. He can do whatever he has to do.”
—Rangers manager Ron Washington

"Cliff has a swing-and-miss fastball, and a couple of different change-ups.”
—Former Indians manager Eric Wedge

“He takes the ball and he competes.”
—Indians GM Mark Shapiro

“We'll keep him. We'll keep him a few years.”
—Phillies manager Charlie Manuel

"When he has all four pitches working...it makes it easy for me to call the game.”
—Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz

“Cliff Lee? Fantastic.”
—Sporstcaster Joe Buck

"Whether he is on the mound or in the clubhouse, Cliff Lee is the picture of serenity. Unfazed, unhurried, unflappable, unexcitable.”
—Sportswriter Sheldon Ocker

"He shut us down—simple as that.”
—All-Star Derek Jeter

“There's a lot of pitchers having outstanding years, and none measured up to Cliff.”
—Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona

“I'm tired of that guy.”
—A’s star David DeJesus

"He doesn't look for it, but I feel like he deserves a little bit of glory.”
—Cliff’s wife Kristen

 


Nolan Ryan,
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Derek Jeter,
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