Bryant H. McGill
Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Henry Ward Beecher
J. B. Priestley
Jerry B. Jenkins
Linda M. Godwin
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
"I think I was the best baseball player I ever saw"
"If you rush in and out of the clubhouse, you rush in and out of baseball"
"Baseball hasn't been the national pastime for many years now - no sport is. The national pastime, like it or not, is watching television"
"Now, you tell me, if I have a day off during the baseball season, where do you think I'll spend it? The ballpark. I still love it. Always have, always will"
"Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things"
"And my father didn't have money for me to go to college. And at that particular time they didn't have black quarterbacks, and I don't think I could have made it in basketball, because I was only 5' 11". So I just picked baseball"
"Baseball is a game, yes. It is also a business. But what is most truly is is disguised combat. For all its gentility, its almost leisurely pace, baseball is violence under wraps"
"I was a baseball player, I taught baseball, and all of a sudden I was in the business world. Now I used the baseball world to talk about their product. Not too much, just enough to keep going. Just be yourself and you'll never have a problem. That's what I did"
"The greatest challenge I think is adjusting to not playing baseball. The reason for that is I had to come out of baseball and come into the business world, not being a college graduate, not being educated to come into the business world the way I should have"
"I'm a very lucky guy. I had so many people help me over the years that I never had many problems. If I had a problem, I could sit down with someone and they would explain the problem to me, and the problem become like a baseball game"
"Defense to me is the key to playing baseball"
"That's how easy baseball was for me. I'm not trying to brag or anything, but I had the knowledge before I became a professional baseball player to do all these things and know what each guy would hit"
"Like a baseball game, wars are not over till they are over. Wars don't run on a clock like football. No previous generation was so hopelessly unrealistic that this had to be explained to them"
"Opera in English is, in the main, just about as sensible as baseball in Italian"
"If it weren't for baseball, many kids wouldn't know what a millionaire looked like"
"No baseball pitcher would be worth a darn without a catcher who could handle the hot fastball"
"Now there's three things you can do in a baseball game: You can win or you can lose or it can rain"
"Being with a woman all night never hurt no professional baseball player. It's staying up all night looking for a woman that does him in"
"If you're playing baseball and thinking about managing, you're crazy. You'd be better off thinking about being an owner"
"Some say our national pastime is baseball. Not me. It's gossip"
"I'll tell you what's helped me my entire life. I look at baseball as a game. It's something where people can go out, enjoy and have fun. Nothing more"
"I played baseball, and that's pretty much it. Basketball came late, this was, basketball was the sport that I tried to master, I kind of mastered baseball, so basketball was one of those things where I wanted to master this game, so that's why I probably play it the way I do"
"I also tell them that your education can take you way farther than a football, baseball, track, or basketball will - that's just the bottom line"
"I was always active - I went from baseball to football. I didn't have time to work out"
"Really, it's not harder to train for them because once baseball starts you play everyday almost"
"So you have to be more mentally focused in baseball"
"I have been a fan all my life, but now I have been out of football for over 10 years, and out of baseball for a little over six years and I don't go to games"
"In baseball, I was a pitcher, which I hated because there was no action there"
"So, baseball is probably more physical of the two mentally"
"When baseball is no longer fun, it's no longer a game"
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