A. Bartlett Giamatti Quotes
Angelo Bartlett "Bart" Giamatti (/d?i???m??ti/; April 4, 1938 – September 1, 1989) was an American professor of English Renaissance literature, the president of Yale University, and the seventh Commissioner of Major League Baseball
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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.
It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone.
Universities are not here to be mediums for the coercion of other people, they're here to be mediums for the free exchange of ideas.
This is not the first time in my life where you know going into a job that you're going to hear in stereo what was wrong with what you did.
A tremendous social responsibility comes with being a successful public performer.
For me, baseball is the most nourishing game outside of literature. They both are re-tellings of human experience.
I'm not going to sit here now and say 'do this,' or 'do that.' But you must - must - expunge any vestige of racism.
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.
The people of America care about baseball, not about your squalid little squabbles. Reassume your dignity and remember that you (players during the 1981 strike) are the temporary custodians of an enduring public trust.
Winning has a joy and discrete purity to it that cannot be replaced by anything else. Winning is important to any man's or woman's sense of satisfaction and well-being. Winning is not everything; but it is something powerful, indeed beautiful, in itself, something as necessary to the strong spirit as striving is necessary to the healthy character.
The university is our culture's assertion that what is made by the mind has value and can convey values.