The Old Man and the Sea
"He was a great manager," the boy said. "My father thinks he was the greatest." "Because he came here the most times," the old man said. "If Durocher had continued to come here each year your father would think him the greatest manager." (1.130, 1.131)
"Who is the greatest manager, really, Luque or Mike Gonzalez?"
"I think they are equal."
"And the best fisherman is you." (1.132-1.134)
"I may not be as strong as I think," the old man said. "But I know many tricks and I have resolution." (1.139)