Well, just to play in the Major Leagues for 16 years, that was a long and difficult road. I came from a small village of that country. And, at that time, every time I was going to be on the mound was like a curfew in my country. People wouldn't go to work just trying to be ready to listen to that game on the radio because the only game they could have watched on T.V. was the Saturday Game of the Week. The rest of the games were on radio. And, they broadcast those games to the Dominican.
I retired in 1975, and '83 I was inducted. That day, that election was not only for Juan Marichal, but for my country and for the Latin country, being the first one and, up to today, the only one. I don't think that's going to last too long because, we have a bunch of players that soon enough, after they retire, they're going to be in Cooperstown. And, I'm glad because I'm very proud of the Latin players that play the game the way it should be played, conduct themselves the way they're supposed to, and, I think, make us so proud to see that.