But I'll always be a Red at heart.
"Lee Andrew May" is a former first baseman/designated hitter in Major League Baseball. From through , May played for the Cincinnati Reds (1965–71), Houston Astros (1972–74), Baltimore Orioles (1975–80), and Kansas City Royals (1981–82). He batted and threw right-handed. He is the brother of former Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees outfielder Carlos May. May (nicknamed "The Big Bopper") hit 20 or more home runs and 80 or more RBIs in 11 consecutive seasons. May also made three appearances in the MLB All-Star games including being named the starting first baseman for the National League team in 1972.More Lee May on Wikipedia.
We turn the Georgia Dome into a huge church. ... It is a production.
I never had a good game against him because, in catching, Ellie talked too much. I asked him, 'Please give me one at bat, but just don't talk.' He gave me one pitch, (then it was) back to the conversation.
We could hit. We had a problem with pitching. We had pitchers nobody else wanted. We would score a lot of runs, but we couldn't hold them.
Ellie was a kind, wonderful person. He never met a stranger. I don't have enough words, I don't have enough time, to explain the greatness of this guy.
It's easy to get caught up in the fanfare, and you can really see that a lot of people get into all of that. But it helps bring people to the church.
It's like you're born into a family -- you get up there in age, you leave home, but you're always part of the family. So I guess I'll always be a Red at heart.
That might have been the worst point of my life in baseball. I had never played with anybody but the Reds. We had gelled together and all of a sudden I got traded, kicked out of the house. It took a while to get over it.