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  1. "Watching baseball under the lights is like observing dogs indoors, at a pedigree show. In both instances, the environment is too controlled to suit the species."
    Melvin Maddocks (0 - ____) US columnist
    """Baseball The Difference between Night and Day"" ""Christian Science Monitor,"" 3 Apr 85"
    =F Found in: one/2880a.htm


  2. Let the teachers learn the kids English. Ol' Diz will learn the kids baseball.
    Dizzy Dean (1911 - 1974) US "baseball player, sportscaster"
    "In ""Webster's Electronic Quotebase,"" ed. Keith Mohler, 1994."
    =F Found in: one/2746.htm


  3. "I played everything. I played lacrosse, baseball, hockey, soccer, track and field. I was a big believer that you played hockey in the winter and when the season was over you hung up your skates and you played something else."
    Wayne Gretzky (1961 - ____) Canadian ice-hockey player
    """The Gretzky Interview with SLAM! Readers,"" 27 Nov 1996."
    =F Found in: one/1903.htm


  4. "The many of us who attain what we may and forget those who help us along the line we've got to remember that there are so many others to pull along the way. The farther they go, the further we all go."
    Jackie Robinson (1919 - 1972) US baseball player
    """Baseball Has Done It,"" 1964."
    =F Found in: one/2320.htm


  5. It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.
    Hank Aaron (1934 - ____) US baseball player
    """Sportswit,"" by Lee Green, 1984."
    =F Found in: one/1386.htm


  6. "Baseball is a game of race, creed, and color. The race is to first base. The creed is the rules of the game. The color? Well, the home team wears white uniforms, and the visiting team wears gray."
    Joe Garagiola (1926 - ____) US "baseball player, sportscaster"
    "In ""Webster's Electronic Quotebase,"" ed. Keith Mohler, 1994."
    =F Found in: one/2559.htm


  7. "If you're a singer you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge, and if he's good, the older he gets, the better he writes."
    Mickey Spillane (1918 - 2006) US author
    "In ""W.O.W. - Writers on Writing,"" by Jon Winokur, 1990."
    =F Found in: one/560.htm


  8. "For the parents of a Little Leaguer, a baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown into innings."
    Earl Wilson (1907 - 1987) US newspaper columnist
    News summaries 31 Dec 79
    =F Found in: one/2506a.htm


  9. I think I was the best baseball player I ever saw.
    Willie Mays (1931 - ____) US baseball player
    "In ""Newsweek,"" 5 Feb 1970."
    =F Found in: one/2289.htm


  10. "Jim Crow was king . . . and I heard a game in which Jackie Robinson was playing, and I felt pride in being alive. The baseball held was my fantasy of what life offered."
    Lou Brock (1939 - ____) US baseball player
    "In ""International Herald Tribune,"" 30 Jan 1985."
    =F Found in: one/2204.htm


  11. "I used to feel so bad before I got to the clubhouse, I didn't know what to do. But when I put that ballsuit on, I don't know where I got the spark to save my life."
    Satchel Paige (1906 - 1982) US baseball pitcher
    "On facing prejudice, in ""Invisible Men: Life in Baseball's Negro Leagues,"" by Don Rogosin, 1983."
    =F Found in: one/2175a.htm


  12. "I keep telling myself, don't get cocky. Give your services to the press and the media, be nice to the kids, throw a baseball into the stands once in a while."
    Vida Blue (1949 - ____) US baseball player
    "In ""Vida,"" by Ricar Deming, 1972."
    =F Found in: one/2179.htm


  13. Never bet on baseball.
    Pete Rose (1941 - ____) US baseball player
    "In ""21st Century Dictionary of Quotations,"" by Pinceton Language Institute , 1993."
    =R Found in: one/2425.htm


  14. Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical.
    Yogi Berra (1925 - ____) US "baseball player, manager"
    "In The Ultimate Success Quotations Library, 1997."
    =R Found in: one/64a.htm


  15. Men are too emotional to vote. Their conduct at baseball games and political conventions shows this . . .
    Alice Duer Miller (1874 - 1942) US "poet, author"
    """Are Women People?,"" 1915."
    =R Found in: one/1539.htm


  16. "Listen, I was the first black manager in baseball and there was incredible pressure. I don't blame anyone else. I was too tough . . . I lack patience. I probably got on guys a little too hard, with the wrong tone of voice."
    Frank Robinson (1935 - ____) US "baseball player, manager"
    "In ""Sports,"" Aug 1981."
    =R Found in: one/2319.htm


  17. "Opera in English, is about as sensible as baseball in Italian."
    H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956) US "editor, satirist"
    "The Frank Muir Book,"" (Frank Muir)"
    =R Found in: one/168s042.htm


  18. Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things.
    Robert Frost (1874 - 1963) US poet
    "In NY ""Post,"" 18 May 58"
    =A Found in: one/41s020.htm


  19. Statistics are to baseball what a flaky crust is to Mom's apple pie.
    Harry Reasoner (1923 - 1991) US "newscaster, correspondent, journalist"
    """60 Minutes."""
    =A Found in: one/2597.htm


  20. If I had one wish in the world that wish would be to have Jackie Robinson here to see this happen. I don't think that I would have stood the pressure or have gone through what Jackie had to.
    Frank Robinson (1935 - ____) US "baseball player, manager"
    "On becoming the first Black baseball manager, c. 1975."
    =A Found in: one/2319.htm


  21. Do you think it will ever take the place of night baseball?
    Deborah Kerr (1921 - 2007) Scottish actress
    "In ""An Affair to Remember,"" 1957."
    =A Found in: one/1448.htm


  22. "The way I figured it, I was even with baseball and baseball with me. The game had done much for me, and I had done much for it."
    Jackie Robinson (1919 - 1972) US baseball player
    """I Never Had It Made,"" 1972."
    =N Found in: one/2320.htm


  23. I know a baseball star who wouldn't report the theft of his wife's credit cards because the thief spends less than she does.
    Joe Garagiola (1926 - ____) US "baseball player, sportscaster"
    "In ""Webster's Electronic Quotebase,"" ed. Keith Mohler, 1994."
    =N Found in: one/2559.htm


  24. "You can't be afraid to make errors! You can't be afraid to be naked before the crowd, because no one can ever master the game of baseball, or conquer it. You can only challenge it."
    Lou Brock (1939 - ____) US baseball player
    "In ""Late Innings,"" by Roger Angell, 1977."
    =N Found in: one/2204.htm


  25. Baseball is a game of inches.
    Branch Rickey (1881 - 1965) US "baseball player, manager, executive"
    "In ""Quote,"" 31 Jul 1966."
    =N Found in: one/1492.htm


  26. Words can be like baseball bats when used maliciously.
    Sidney Madwed (0 - ____) US "poet, quotationist, motivational speake
    "In The Ultimate Success Quotations Library, 1997."
    =K Found in: one/2883a.htm


  27. "I've been riding on Cloud Nine since the election, and I don't think I'll ever come down. Today, everything is complete."
    Jackie Robinson (1919 - 1972) US baseball player
    "On becoming the first Black player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, 23 Jul 1962."
    =K Found in: one/2320.htm


  28. It seems the baseball player of today will not be satisfied until he plays two weeks in the big league and is able to retire at twenty-two.
    Joe Garagiola (1926 - ____) US "baseball player, sportscaster"
    "In ""2,715 One-Line Quotations for Speakers, Writers & Raconteurs,"" by Edward F. Murphy, 1981."
    =K Found in: one/2559.htm


  29. "I remember the last season I played. I went home after a ballgame one day, lay down on my bed, and tears came to my eyes. How can you explain that? You cry because you love her. I cried, I guess, because I loved baseball and I knew I had to leave it."
    Willie Mays (1931 - ____) US baseball player
    SABR Collection.
    =K Found in: one/2289.htm


  30. It's a weird scene. You win a few baseball games and all of a sudden you're surrounded by reporters and TV men with cameras asking you about Vietnam and race relations.
    Vida Blue (1949 - ____) US baseball player
    "In ""Los Angeles Times,"" 14 Apr, 1982."
    =K Found in: one/2179.htm


  31. No baseball pitcher would be worth a darn without a catcher who could handle the hot fastball.
    Casey Stengel (1890 - 1975) US "baseball player, manager"
    "In ""The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection,"" AApex Software, 1994."
    =K Found in: one/1953b.htm


  32. Close don't count in baseball. Close only counts in horseshoes and grenades.
    Frank Robinson (1935 - ____) US "baseball player, manager"
    "Widely attribute; in ""Words to Make My Dream Children Live,"" by Deirdre Mullane, 1995."
    =K Found in: one/2319.htm


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