Branch Rickey - Quotes

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Luck is the residue of design.

Luck is the residue of design.

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

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

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. ---->>>

Never surrender opportunity for security. ---->>>

Thinking about the devil is worse than seeing the devil. ---->>>

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

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

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

Baseball is a game of inches. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Problems are the price you pay for progress. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

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

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

Leisure is the handmaiden of the devil. ---->>>

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

A full mind is an empty bat. ---->>>

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

All I had was natural ability. ---->>>

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


Nationality: American
Born: December 20, 1881
Die: 12-09, 1965
Occupation: Athlete

Wesley Branch Rickey (December 20, 1881 – December 9, 1965) was a Major League Baseball (MLB) executive elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1967. He was perhaps best known for breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier by signing African American player Jackie Robinson, for drafting the first Hispanic superstar, Roberto Clemente, for creating the framework for the modern minor league farm system, for encouraging the Major Leagues to add new teams through his involvement in the proposed Continental League, and for introducing the batting helmet (wikipedia)