“I was very fortunate to play sports. All the anger in me went out. I had to do what I had to do. If you stay angry all the time, then you really don’t have a good life.”

-Willie Mays, baseball great and Hall of Famer. A native of Westfield, Ala., Mays, 81, won two MVP awards during his 22-year career. He retired in 1973 with the New York Mets. More recently, he released his autobiography Willie Mays: The Life, the Legend in 2010.