I can never get rid of 'The Rifleman,' and I don't want to. It's a good image.
I owe baseball all that I have and much of what I hope to have. Baseball made my entrance to the film industry immeasurably easier than I could have made it alone. To the greatest game in the world I shall be eternally in debt.
I don't want my kids growing up believing that there is nothing destructive in the world.
If you're ever being typecasted - as most of us are - that's a great way to be typecasted. So, 'The Rifleman' is still popular with a lot of people, and I'm proud to be associated.
I wasn't a bad basketball player, but I was far from the world's greatest. Good defense, no offense - that was me.
The day I left baseball, I became smart. When I was in baseball, I played for the love of the game. I'd sign any contract they gave me. But then I stopped playing and began doing interviews with the players at the ball park. I began to see the light.