Quote of the day

‘The written word remains.’ The spoken word dies upon the air. The news bulletin is coming through on the broadcast. The telephone bell rings – your wife asks you if you remembered to post that letter—and by the time you can again give your attention to the announcer, he has passed to another item. Without the newspaper you will never know the result of that baseball match, or the President’s latest message to Congress.

~Winston Churchill

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Winston Churchill during WWII (public domain)

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)