Quote of the day

DiMaggio’s grace came to represent more than athletic skill in those years. To the men who wrote about the game, it was a talisman, a touchstone, a symbol of the limitless potential of the human individual. That an Italian immigrant, a fisherman’s son, could catch fly balls the way Keats wrote poetry or Beethoven wrote sonatas was more than just a popular marvel. It was proof positive that democracy was real. On the baseball diamond, if nowhere else, America was truly a classless society. DiMaggio’s grace embodied the democracy of our dreams.

~David Halberstam

David Halberstam

David Halberstam (Goodreads)

 


2 Comments on “Quote of the day”

  1. Thom Hickey says:

    Now that’s sports writing.

    Regards Thom


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