Quote of the day

A catcher must want to catch. He must make up his mind that it isn’t the terrible job it is painted, and that he isn’t going to say every day, ‘Why, oh why with so many other positions in baseball did I take up this one.

~Bill Dickey

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Bill Dickey, 1937 (Library of Congress)

Quote of the day

Don’t shed any tears. You think about this. Here I am, the grandson of a slave. And here the whole world was excited about whether I was going into the Hall of Fame or not. We’ve come a long ways.

~Buck O’Neil

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Buck O’Neil with the Kansas City Monarchs (public domain/Wikimedia Commons)

Quote of the day

You give loyalty, you’ll get it back. You give love, you’ll get it back.

~Tommy Lasorda

Tommy Lasorda with the Kansas City Athletics, 1956 (public domain)

Quote of the day

Hell, better hitters than them couldn’t hit me. Why should they’ve been any different?

~Jackie Mitchell, on striking out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig

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Jackie Mitchell, 1931 (Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images)

Quote of the day

If I were playing third base and my mother were rounding third with the run that was going to beat us, I’d trip her. Oh, I’d pick her up and brush her off and say, ‘Sorry, Mom,’ but nobody beats me.

~Leo Durocher

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Wikimedia Commons