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Lou Brock
(1939-____) born on
Jun 18
US baseball player. He held the all-time stolen-base record of 938 (1961-79) until 1991; elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, 1985.
         
   
F
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.

R
Competition is what keeps me playing the psychological warfare of matching skill against skill and wit against wit.
A
When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed. I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly. He cut the legs off the bed.
N
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.
K
If you're successful in what you do over a period of time, you'll start approaching records, but that's not what you're playing for. You're playing to challenge and be challenged.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "International Herald Tribune," 30 Jan 1985.
R: "Christian Science Monitor," 20 Jan 1975.
A: In "2,715 One-Line Quotations for Speakers, Writers & Raconteurs," by Edward F. Murphy, 1981.
N: In "Late Innings," by Roger Angell, 1977.
K: If you're successful in what you do over a period of time, you'll start approaching records, but that's not what you're playing for. You're playing to challenge and be challenged.
   


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