baseball

A Quote by Ron Dentinger on baseball and politics

The difference between politics and baseball is that in baseball, when you get caught stealing, you're out.

Ron Dentinger

Source: Dodgeville, Wisconsin, Chronicle

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A Quote by Phyllis Diller on baseball and children

If it weren't for baseball, many kids wouldn't know what a millionaire looked like.

Phyllis Diller

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A Quote by Phil Axelrod on age, baseball, chance, children, death, heart, life, power, reason, stupidity, and thought

Philadelphia Phillies baseball star Mike Schmidt grew up in a sleepy, tree-lined, middle-class neighborhood in Dayton, Ohio. At the age of five he climbed a tree in his backyard and grabbed a 4000-volt power line. Knocked unconscious by the shock, he fell limp to the ground. The impact restarted his heart. "I've never thought that I was given a second chance because I was supposed to do something great in my life, " Schmidt says. "But I've looked back and wondered why that stupid little kid didn't die. Maybe that's the reason I've always worked to hard, because I don't want to think that I wasted that chance."

Phil Axelrod

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A Quote by Pete Incaviglia on baseball and people

People think [baseball players] make $3 million and $4 million a year. They don't realize that most of us only make $500,000.

Pete Incaviglia

Source: 1990

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A Quote by Frank Morrison "Mickey" Spillane on baseball, good, knowledge, and singers

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 -)

Source: W.O.W. - Writers on Writing, by Jon Winokur, 1990.

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A Quote by Katharine S. White on babies, baseball, darkness, and leadership

Consider the many special delights a lawn affords: soft mattress for a creeping baby; worm hatchery for a robin; croquet or badminton court; baseball diamond; restful green perspectives leading the eye to a background of flower beds, shrubs, or hedge; green shadows - "This lawn, a carpet all alive/With shadows flung from leaves' - as changing and as spellbinding as the waves of the sea, whether flecked with sunlight under trees of light foliage, like elm and locust, or deep, dark, solid shade, moving slowly as the tide, under maple and oak. This carpet!

Katharine S. White

Source: Onward and Upward in the Garden, 1979

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A Quote by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on baseball, courage, day, heroism, and life

All the courage and competitiveness of Jackie Robinson affects me to this day. If I patterned my life after anyone it was him, not because he was the first black baseball player in the majors but because he was a hero.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947 -)

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A Quote by James Keller on baseball

A gentleman walking along the street passed a vacant lot where some boys were playing baseball. He asked what the score was and was told,"We're behind eighteen to nothing." "Well," said the gentleman, "I must say you don't look very discouraged." "Discouraged?" the boy said, puzzled, "We're not discouraged. We haven't come to bat yet!"

James Keller

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

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A Quote by Jacques Barzun on america, baseball, heart, learning, mind, and rules

Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game.

Jacques Barzun (1907 -)

Source: quoted in The Joy of Sports, 1976

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A Quote by Hartman Rector, Jr. on automobiles, baseball, earth, football, god, gold, heaven, life, money, repentance, technology, and tennis

If you are worshipping false gods-such as football, baseball, gold, tennis, or money or technology or automobiles or houses or gold or silver-and you can tell what a man worships by what he does on Sunday-repent and start worshipping the true and living God, the maker of heaven and earth and all things that in them are.

Hartman Rector (1924 -)

Source: Ensign, November 1990, p. 78., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

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