Baseball's Greatest Quotations: An Illustrated Treasury of by Paul Dickson

By Paul Dickson

Baseball has constantly had its percentage of colourful characters, and through the years they've got expressed themselves in eminently quotable methods. during this treasury of greater than 5,000 quotations, famous baseball author and observer Paul Dickson has captured the flavour of the sport, within the phrases of its most vital members and onlookers.

They are all here—from Aaron (Estella, Hank's mom) to Zoldack ("Sad Sack" Sam), and everybody in among. From the avid gamers, sportswriters, and politicians, to famous personalities in different fields (a very varied group), all people has his or her say on our nation's hobby. Dickson skillfully selects and annotates each one comment, featuring the great, the undesirable, and the grotesque of baseball lore. incorporated are prolonged classes in Stengelese, Reggiespeak, Earl Weaverisms, and recognized announcers' domestic run calls (who can put out of your mind Mel Allen's vintage "Going, going, gone!"?).

These and millions of alternative joyful, pithy, and noteworthy voices from the previous in the course of the contemporary are all captured in Baseball's maximum Quotations.

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Member clubs were to pay annual dues of $100, ten times those of the NAPBBP. Each team was to play ten games (five home, five away) against each other team between March 15 and November 15. The team with the most victories at season’s end would be declared the champion and be awarded a pennant worth not less than $100. 800 win percentage and apparently were the only team to turn a profit that year. The New York Mutuals and Philadelphia Athletics did not even finish their schedules and were summarily booted out of the league by the uncompromising Hulbert, leaving only six NL clubs for the league’s second season.

44 Another baseball historian, George Moreland, writes of the NAPBBP: “Bribery, contract-breaking, dishonest playing, pool-room manipulations and desertion of players became so shameful that the highly respectable element of patrons began to drop out of attendance, until the crowds that came to the games were composed exclusively of men who went to the 24 National Pastime grounds to bet money on the results. ”45 One section of the crowd at Brooklyn Atlantics games was reserved for bettors and came to be known as the “Gold Board,” where action resembled that on the floor of today’s stock exchange.

But for many this compromise went too far. Increasingly, men like Jackson withdrew from the FA. 75 One team, Arsenal from North London, had earlier withdrawn from the London Association so that it could play professionally against the northern teams. In 1902 the FA passed a resolution that no member association could deny affiliation to a club on grounds of professionalism. Egged on by Jackson, the amateur London clubs seceded from the FA to form the Amateur Football Association in 1907. However, the rest of soccer treated them as outcasts, and even in London there were many middle- and workingclass clubs that wanted no part of this snobbery.

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