Some articles on base ball players:
... The National Association of Base Ball Players (NABBP) was the first organization governing American baseball ... The succeeding National Association of Professional Base Ball Players is considered the first professional sports league through 1875 it governed ...
... National League and the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players, winning 10,259 games and losing 10,087 games, for a winning percentage of.504 ... and was one of the nine charter members of National Association of Professional Base Ball Players ... Boston Beaneaters, winning four of the five National Association of Professional Base Ball Players championships and 8 National League pennants ...
Famous quotes containing the words players, base and/or ball:
“The whole idea of image is so confused. On the one hand, Madison Avenue is worried about the image of the players in a tennis tour. On the other hand, sports events are often sponsored by the makers of junk food, beer, and cigarettes. Whats the message when an athlete who works at keeping her body fit is sponsored by a sugar-filled snack that does more harm than good?”
—Martina Navratilova (b. 1956)
“When a man speaks the truth in the spirit of truth, his eye is as clear as the heavens. When he has base ends, and speaks falsely, the eye is muddy and sometimes asquint.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“I dont like comparisons with football. Baseball is an entirely different game. You can watch a tight, well-played football game, but it isnt exciting if half the stadium is empty. The violence on the field must bounce off a lot of people. But you can go to a ball park on a quiet Tuesday afternoon with only a few thousand people in the place and thoroughly enjoy a one-sided game. Baseball has an aesthetic, intellectual appeal found in no other team sport.”
—Bowie Kuhn (b. 1926)