46 Total Quotes

Branch Rickey Quotes

Branch Rickey
You don't realize how easy this game is until you get up in that broadcasting booth.
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Branch Rickey
Problems are the price you pay for progress.
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After I hit a home run I had a habit of running the bases with my head down. I figured the pitcher already felt bad enough without me showing him up rounding the bases.
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Baseball people, and that includes myself, are slow to change and accept new ideas. I remember that it took years to persuade them to put numbers on uniforms.
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Branch Rickey
I am alarmed at the subtle invasion of professional football, which is gaining preeminence over baseball. It's unthinkable.
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The applause belongs to the teams. They are the ones who provided the fans an experience on such an exceptional level that enabled the League overall to reach this previously unattained plateau.
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Thinking about the devil is worse than seeing the devil.
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I don't care who you are, you hear those boos.
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Cobb lived off the field as though he wished to live forever. He lived on the field as though it was his last day.
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Branch Rickey
If things don't come easy, there is no premium on effort. There should be joy in the chase, zest in the pursuit.
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A full mind is an empty bat.
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It was all I lived for, to play baseball.
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Thou shalt not steal. I mean defensively. On offense, indeed thou shall steal and thou must.
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I'll play baseball for the Army or fight for it, whatever they want me to do.
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Luck is the residue of design.
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It's unbelievable how much you don't know about the game you've been playing all your life.
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Branch Rickey
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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Branch Rickey
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.
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The greatest untapped reservoir of raw material in the history of our game is the black race.
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A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide.
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It is not the honor that you take with you, but the heritage you leave behind.
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I don't care if I was a ditch-digger at a dollar a day, I'd want to do my job better than the fellow next to me. I'd want to be the best at whatever I do.
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Never surrender opportunity for security.
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