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Branch Rickey Quotes

33 Branch Rickey quotes:

"Cobb lived off the field as though he wished to live forever. He lived on the field as though it was his last day."
"If things don't come easy, there is no premium on effort. There should be joy in the chase, zest in the pursuit."
"A full mind is an empty bat."
"The greatest untapped reservoir of raw material in the history of our game is the black race."
"Never surrender opportunity for security."
"The man with the ball is responsible for what happens to the ball."
"I find fault with my children because I like them and I want them to go places - uprightness and strength and courage and civil respect and anything that affects the probabilities of failure on the part of those that are closest to me, that concerns me - I find fault."
"I could never be a manager. All I have is natural ability."
"All I had was natural ability."
"Trade a player a year too early rather than a year too late."
"I don't care who you are, you hear those boos."
"You don't realize how easy this game is until you get up in that broadcasting booth."
"Thou shalt not steal. I mean defensively. On offense, indeed thou shall steal and thou must."
"Only in baseball can a team player be a pure individualist first and a team player second, within the rules and spirit of the game."
"It was all I lived for, to play baseball."
"I am alarmed at the subtle invasion of professional football, which is gaining preeminence over baseball. It's unthinkable."
Author: Rickey Quotes Category: Baseball Quotes
"Luck is the residue of design."
"It's unbelievable how much you don't know about the game you've been playing all your life."
"I'll play baseball for the Army or fight for it, whatever they want me to do."
"Ethnic prejudice has no place in sports, and baseball must recognize that truth if it is to maintain stature as a national game."

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