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1. "Every player should be accorded the privilege of at least one season with the Chicago Cubs. That's baseball as it should be played - in God's own sunshine. And that's really living."
Author: Alvin Dark
2. "Cuba wants to get rid of a dictator, and baseball needs a dictator."
Author: Bob Kerrey
3. "I used to go to the comic store all the time. I was into comic cards, which are essentially baseball cards for comic book heroes. They have these cool stats on the back. I had collections of these things. I still have a lot of my collection at home."
Author: Brett Dalton
4. "I was a ballplayer, but only for a limited time. I grew up playing in Wisconsin. It's a very sports-centric part of the country that I grew up in and I played a lot of sports, but baseball first and foremost. I played through high school. I was a middle-infielder."
Author: Chad Harbach
5. "All these fifty-year-old guys wearing baseball caps and shorts and acting like children. It winds me up. Men don't have to take responsibility anymore. Most of the guys I know would punch me on the nose for saying this, but maybe we do have to bring back conscription."
Author: Chrissie Hynde
6. "I was playing little league baseball when Bruce Jenner was winning the gold but I don't think I was really paying attention at that time."
Author: Dan O'Brien
7. "I didn't think much about batting average when I was playing."
Author: Harmon Killebrew
8. "I was set to go to Oregon to play college baseball and football."
Author: Harmon Killebrew
9. "Statistics are to baseball what a flaky crust is to Mom's apple pie."
Author: Harry Reasoner
10. "Ethnic life in the United States has become a sort of contest like baseball in which the blacks are always the Chicago Cubs."
Author: Ishmael Reed
11. "Discouraged?As I was driving home from work one day, I stopped to watch a local Little League baseball game that was being played in a park near my home. As I sat down behind the bench on the first-baseline, I asked one of the boys what the score was."We're behind 14 to nothing," he answered with a smile."Really," I said. "I have to say you don't look very discouraged.""Discouraged?" the boy asked with a puzzled look on his face. "Why should we be discouraged? We haven't been up to bat yet."
Author: Jack Canfield
12. "People know more about baseball players' contracts than they do about the policies that govern the fate of our children's lives in twenty years. Think about it. People used to say, the whole time I was growing up, 'Do you want to bring a child into this world?' That's pretty dire."
Author: Jackson Browne
13. "You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time."
Author: Jim Bouton
14. "I'd known cruelty in a school—cruelty that would keep these amateurs up all night. But this kind of scene—crowds batting around a person because they thought he was weak—happened to be my personal trigger."
Author: Laura Anderson Kurk
15. "The best example of how impossible it will be for Major League Baseball to crack down on steroids is the fact that baseball and the media are still talking about the problem as 'steroids.'"
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
16. "I never want to sit out. I want to play baseball games."
Author: Matt Kemp
17. "I call these lessons ‘learned on the fly' because the knowledge gained from the experiences connected with them were very much akin to the spirit of the centerfielder in baseball running backward at full speed, looking towards the heavens, trying to not lose sight of the ball or fail to notice the sensation of gravel from the warning track under his cleats as he knowingly approaches the blindside impact of an outfield wall. His focused intention guides him into trying to make the catch that will save the game for his team, his city and the harmony of the moment, despite the foreboding threat of a pending collision. Decisions in these situations are made in an instant. One weighs the purpose of the game, the success of the catch and one's own safety of survival in a fleeting moment, and in all hopes one lives to tell about it in the glow of great success."
Author: Michael Delaware
18. "The Oakland clubhouse is a wonderful place. A lot of these guys feel like rejects. They were rejects and they feel - they can tell you how baseball screwed up."
Author: Michael Lewis
19. "The sheer quantity of brain power that hurled itself voluntarily and quixotically into the search for new baseball knowledge was either exhilarating or depressing, depending on how you felt about baseball. The same intellectual resources might have cured the common cold, or put a man on Pluto."
Author: Michael Lewis
20. "I'll play baseball for the Army or fight for it, whatever they want me to do."
Author: Mickey Mantle
21. "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."
Author: Mickey Spillane
22. "Imagine if you had baseball cards that showed all the performance stats for your people: batting averages, home runs, errors, ERAs, win/loss records. You could see what they did well and poorly and call on the right people to play the right positions in a very transparent way."
Author: Ray Dalio
23. "God knows I gave my best in baseball at all times and no man on earth can truthfully judge me otherwise."
Author: Shoeless Joe Jackson
24. "I liked baseball and sports and Garbage Pail Kids and comic books. I know what it's like to really adore something."
Author: Todd Lowe
25. "True, [Gary Nolan] might not strike fear into the hearts of all you free-swinging power hitters out there—at least not in the same way as, say, Tom Seaver … but without question he was one of the most talented pitchers in baseball during the Big Red Machine era, and except for countless injuries that plagued him year after year he'd have the numbers and awards to back up that claim."
Author: Tucker Elliot
26. "I have observed that baseball is not unlike a war, and when you come right down to it, we batters are the heavy artillery."
Author: Ty Cobb
27. "Scientists are a friendly, atheistic, hard-working, beer-drinking lot whose minds are preoccupied with sex, chess and baseball when they are not preoccupied with science."
Author: Yann Martel
28. "Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets."
Author: Yogi Berra
29. "Honestly, I'm on the road so much that I never really get a chance to go to baseball games."
Author: Young Jeezy

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