Travis Hafner  

“He’s just a big muscle guy. Closes his eyes, takes a swing, and hits it out of the stadium.”
—Teammate Coco Crisp

“Haf is a tough guy, mentally and physically.”
—Indians manager Eric Wedge

“He’s a great competitor up at the plate.”

“He’s a monster.”
—Twins manager Ron Gardenhire

“He’s our guy. He has power, he hits for average, and he hits in the middle of the lineup.”
—Teammate Ronnie Belliard

“I love being in the lineup with Travis. We feed off each other.”
—Teammate Ben Broussard

“That guy, he’s unbelievably locked in right now.”
—Angels pitcher Jarrod Washburn

“I love his patience and willingness to go the other way.”
—All-Star Alex Rodriguez

“He’s one of the hardest working players I’ve ever coached.”
—Cowley Tigers coach Dave Burroughs

“Hafner is so hot right now, he uses a Louisville Slugger to ignite the charcoal in his grill.”
—Sportswriter Sheldon Ocker

“He’s already a North Dakota All-Star, so let’s make him an American League All-Star, too.”
—North Dakota Governor John Hoeven

“He has that schtick about being a dumb country boy, but he’s mentally tough and intelligent.”
—Indians GM Mark Shapiro



Coco Crisp, 2004 Topps

Alex Rodriguez,
2002 Upper Deck Honor Roll


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