Academic journal article Nine

Diamond Quotes

Academic journal article Nine

Diamond Quotes

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"The fans like to see home runs, and we have assembled a pitching staff for their enjoyment."

CLARK GRIFFITH

"Managing is getting paid for home runs someone else hits."

CASEY STENGEL

"Honestly, at one time I thought Babe Ruth was a cartoon character. I really did, I mean I wasn't born until 1961, and I grew up in Indiana."

DON MATTINGLY

"A good pitcher's main job is not to give up the first run."

SAL MAGLIE

"Pitchers, like poets, are born not made."

CY YOUNG

"I never saw a pitcher I didn't feel sorry for."

ROGERS HORNSBY

"I used to be a mad hitter. And then I learned the longer you wait out the ball, the better you see it. And the better you see, it, the harder you hit it. And the harder you hit it, the higher your average is going to be. And the higher your average is, the more money you're going to make."

GEORGE BRETT

"Jacks are home runs. So are dongs, bombs, and big flies. Baseball people express their fondness for a thing by thinking up lots of different ways to say it."

MICHAEL LEWIS

"Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character upon the mind. …

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