Albert Goodwill Spalding Quotes

Albert Goodwill Spalding (September 2, 1849 – September 9, 1915) was an American pitcher, manager and executive in the early years of professional baseball, and the co-founder of A.G. Spalding sporting goods company. He was born and raised in Byron, Illinois. He played major league baseball between 1871 and 1878. Spalding set a trend when he started wearing a baseball glove, and eventually opened his sporting goods store

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Albert Goodwill Spalding


Baseball gives ... a growing boy self-poise and self-reliance. Baseball is a man maker.

Albert Goodwill Spalding


No human mind may measure the blessings conferred by the game of base ball on the soldiers of the Civil War. It had its earliest evolution when soldiers, North and South, were striving to forget their foes by cultivating, through this grand game, fraternal friendships with comrades in arms.

Albert Goodwill Spalding


Everything is possible to him that dares.

Albert Goodwill Spalding