Academic journal article Nine

Diamond Quotes

Academic journal article Nine

Diamond Quotes

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"The human hand is made complete by the addition of a baseball."
PAUL DICKSON

"The only way to prove you're a good sport is to lose."
ERNIE BANKS

"With those who don't give a damn about baseball, I can only sympathize.
I do not resent them. I am even willing to concede that many of them are
physically clean, good to their mothers and in favor of world peace. But
while the game is on, I can't think of anything to say to them."
ART HILL

"Catching a fly ball is a pleasure, but knowing what to do with it after
you catch it is a business."
TOMMY HENRICH

"Most ball games are lost, not won."
CASEY STENGEL

"When you are ten, you know more about your team than you ever will know
again."
DAN SHAUGHNESSY

"There are three things the average man thinks he can do better than
anyone else: build a fire, run a hotel, and manage a baseball team."
ROCKY BRIDGES

"They used to say, 'If we find a good black player, we'll sign him.'
They was lying."
COOL PAPA BELL

"These are uncertain times. We cannot be content to rest on yesterday's
laurels. These are times when we must strengthen rather than let down
those standards which have stood in such good stead in crises that are
past. … 
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