Some of my academic friends think I’ve fallen from a very special grace.
We have an obligation to spread amateur baseball both at home and abroad. Building up the game at all levels – Little League, Babe Ruth Leagues, the colleges – is in our own self-interest. That’s where the pool of talent is – and also of fans.
No one man is superior to the game.
I think that the young people today feel a tremendous sense of responsibility to their brothers and sisters because of the sacrifices that most families make to send their children to college.
Major sports are major parts of society. It’s not anomalous to have people who love sports come from other parts of that society.
A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.
All I ever wanted to be was president of the American League.
Americans have been remarkably devoted to the capacity for belief, to idealism. That’s why we get into trouble all the time. We’re always viewed as naive.