"After I pitched a game that season, it would swell up at night and still be swollen and sore the next afternoon," he once said. "But after I warmed up a little, the stiffness would leave and the swelling would go down. I had some X-rays taken, and they showed I had bone chips floating around in there."
Instead he insisted, "I got my biggest thrill out of winning games that meant something to the ballclub, games when we were fighting for the pennant and we just had to win."
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