Hal Newhouser — American Athlete born on May 20, 1921, died on November 10, 1998

Harold "Prince Hal" Newhouser was an American former professional baseball player. In Major League Baseball, he pitched 17 seasons on the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians, from 1939 through 1955. Newhouser was an All-Star for six seasons, and was considered to be the most dominating pitcher of the World War II era of baseball, winning a pitcher's triple crown for the Tigers in 1945... (wikipedia)

Never give up, and never give in.
What more can you ask for than to see a ballgame in spring?
I remember one game when I pitched in Yankee Stadium and gave up five runs in the first inning. It would have been easy to quit, but I shut 'em out the rest of the way, and we came back and won the game.
Al Kaline bought a tee and a ball and swung at it all winter. Look where it got him: the Hall of Fame.
I know the Hall of Fame is the more sought-after thing. But I'm getting a bigger charge out of my uniform number being put away. Everything I worked hard for and wished for came true.