“Berkman? Oh, man, he’s out there."
—Former teammate Jeff Bagwell

"I hate to put this burden on him, but he could be an MVP."

"He has the potential to be the next Babe Ruth ... without the vices."
—Rice coach Wayne Graham

"He could always hit."
—Former teammate Daryle Ward

"Look at him. He looks like a caveman."
—Former teammate Shane Reynolds

"He’s got what you call crazy pop."
—Former teammate Billy Spiers

"Lance is an outstanding hitter, without a doubt."
—All-time great Barry Bonds

"Lance is one of the best players in all of baseball."
—Astros owner Drayton McLane

"He's an incredible teammate. His experience and his leadership have been invaluable."
—Teammate Mitchell Boggs

"We were bullish that he was going to have a bounce-back year. That's what our scouts were saying. To have the year he had, that would probably be a little unfair to say we expected that."
—Cardinals GM John Mozeliak

"His numbers speak for themselve."
—Cardinals batting coach Mark McGwire

"Quite simply, he understands the art of hitting."
—Former Astros star and manager Larry Dierker

"I played baseball with him probably from the time he could crawl."
—Larry Berkman

"Lance would not be the upright young man he is without his mother’s tutelage, love ... and constant supervision."


Jeff Bagwell,
2002 Upper Deck Vintage


Barry Bonds,
2001 ESPN The Magazine

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