Babe Ruth

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I swing big, with everything I've got. I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can.

George Herman Ruth Jr. (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948), also popularly known as "Babe", "The Bambino", and "The Sultan of Swat", was an American Major League Baseball player from 1914-1935, who was called the greatest baseball player in history in many surveys and rankings. His career record of 714 home runs was a record for 39 years until it was broken by Hank Aaron with 755 home runs in 1974.

Sourced quotes

  • "A man who knows he's making money for other people ought to get some of the profits he brings in. Don't make any difference if it's baseball or a bank or a vaudeville show. Its business, I tell you. There ain't no sentiment to it. Forget that stuff."[1]
Simple: If a man knows he is making other people get money, he should get some money as well. It does not matter if he is a base player, works at a bank or at a Vaudeville show. I tell you that it is all business. There is not any sentiment in it, so forget it all.
About the quote: On his demand for $52,000 a year in his 1922 contract.

References

  1. The Rivals: The Boston Red Sox Vs. the New York Yankees; An Inside History (2004) by Dan Shaughnessy, p. 40

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