Quote of the day

I knew if I walked him and he felt good, he’d steal second. And if he felt really good, he’d steal third. That would be like throwing a triple. So I gave him a low fastball, and he hit a home run.

~Jim Palmer on Joe Morgan

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The greatness of Ty Cobb was something that had to be seen, and to see him was to remember him forever.

~George Sisler

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By the time you know what to do, you’re too old to do it.

~Ted Williams


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All us Youngs could throw. I used to kill squirrels with a stone when I was a kid, and my granddad once killed a turkey buzzard on the fly with a rock.

~Cy Young

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A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide.

~Mickey Mantle

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In baseball, my theory is to strive for consistency, not to worry about the numbers. If you dwell on statistics you get shortsighted; if you aim for consistency, the numbers will be there at the end.

~Tom Seaver

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Some people would view Jackie Robinson as a very safe African-American, a docile figure who had a tendency to try to get along with everyone, and when you look at his history, you learn that he has this fire that allows him to take this punishment but also figure out savvy ways of giving it back.

~Chadwick Boseman

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A baseball weighted your hand just so, and fit it. Its red stitches, its good leather and hardness like skin over bone, seemed to call forth a skill both easy and precise.

~Annie Dillard

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Most of the men who play the game [of baseball] haven’t the vaguest notion of the miracles of timing and precision that they perform.

~Paul Gallico

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Baseball is in my blood.  Like the light hair and eyes I inherited from my father, and the hot Italian temper I got from my mother, a love of baseball runs through my veins.

~Ann Hood

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