Hank Aaron rookie reading bats
When the little-known rookie Hank Aaron came up for his first time at bat in a major-league game, the rival catcher said to him mockingly: "Hey, kid, you're holding your bat all wrong. You should hold it with the label up so you can read it."
"I didn't come up here to read," retorted young Aaron. Fifteen years later, during the 1968 season, he became the eighth player in major- league history to hit more than 500 home runs, and he was still holding his bat wrong and going strong.