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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Athlete
Nation: American
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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.

Tags: Courage, Respect, Strength

Luck is the residue of design.

Tags: Design, Luck

Thinking about the devil is worse than seeing the devil.

Tags: Devil, Thinking, Worse

If things don't come easy, there is no premium on effort. There should be joy in the chase, zest in the pursuit.

Tags: Easy, Effort, Joy

Never surrender opportunity for security.

Tags: Security, Surrender

It is not the honor that you take with you, but the heritage you leave behind.

Tags: Behind, Honor, Leave

A full mind is an empty bat.

Tags: Empty, Full, Mind

Baseball is a game of inches.

Tags: Baseball, Game, Inches

Ethnic prejudice has no place in sports, and baseball must recognize that truth if it is to maintain stature as a national game.

Tags: Game, Sports, Truth

Problems are the price you pay for progress.

Tags: Pay, Problems, Progress

The man with the ball is responsible for what happens to the ball.

Tags: Ball, Happens

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.

Tags: Best, Care, Job

A great ballplayer is a player who will take a chance.

Tags: Chance, Great, Player

All I had was natural ability.

Tags: Ability, Natural

Cobb lived off the field as though he wished to live forever. He lived on the field as though it was his last day.

Tags: Last, Off, Though

How to use your leisure time is the biggest problem of a ballplayer.

Tags: Biggest, Problem, Time

Leisure is the handmaiden of the devil.

Tags: Devil, Leisure

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.

Tags: Baseball, Game, Team

The greatest untapped reservoir of raw material in the history of our game is the black race.

Tags: Game, Greatest, History

Thou shalt not steal. I mean defensively. On offense, indeed thou shall steal and thou must.

Tags: Indeed, Mean, Shall

Trade a player a year too early rather than a year too late.

Tags: Late, Rather, Year

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.

Tags: Baseball, Change, Remember

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