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  • What do you want to talk to me about?

  • When you got to the majors, you played only one inning of one game.

  • What happened with you?

  • It was the last day of the season.

  • Bottom of the eighth inning, we were way ahead.

  • I'd been up with the club for three weeks, but I hadn't seen any action.

  • Suddenly old John McGraw points a bony finger in my direction...

  • ...and he says, "Right field."

  • I jumped up like I was sitting on a spring.

  • Grabbed my glove, and ran out on the field.

  • Did you get to make a play?

  • They never hit the ball out of the infield.

  • The game ended. The season was over.

  • I knew they'd send me back down.

  • I couldn't bear the thought of another year in the minors.

  • So I decided to hang them up.

  • - Go on. Sit down. - Thank you.

  • So what was that like?

  • It was like coming this close to your dreams...

  • ...and then watching them brush past you, like a stranger in a crowd.

  • At the time, you don't think much of it.

  • We don't recognize our most significant moments while they're happening.

  • Back then I thought, "Well, there'll be other days."

  • I didn't realize that was the only day.

  • And now, I want to ask you a question.

  • What's so interesting about half an inning that would make you come from Iowa...

  • ...to talk to me about it 50 years after it happened.

  • I didn't really know till just now...

  • ...but I think it's to ask you, if you could do anything you wanted...

  • ...if you could have a wish...

  • And you're the kind of man who could grant me that wish?

  • I don't know. I'm just asking.

  • You know, I never got to bat in the major leagues.

  • I'd have liked to have had that chance, just once...

  • ...to stare down a big-league pitcher.

  • Stare him down, then just as he goes into his windup, wink.

  • Make him think you know something he doesn't.

  • That's what I wish for.

  • The chance to squint at a sky so blue that it hurts your eyes to look at it.

  • To feel the tingle in your arms as you connect with the ball.

  • To run the bases, stretch a double into a triple...

  • ...and flop face first into third.

  • Wrap your arms around the bag.

  • That's my wish.

  • Is there enough magic out there in the moonlight...

  • ...to make this dream come true?

  • - What would you say if I said yes? - I think I'd actually believe you.

What do you want to talk to me about?

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