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Baseball is more than a game to me, it's a religion.

William J Klem
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Mr. Klem's Hall of Fame Plaque

Son, when you pitch a strike Mr. Hornsby will let you know.

To a rookie pitcher who complained that the pitches Rogers Hornsby didn't swing were called balls.

William J Klem
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The best umpired game is the game in which the fans cannot recall the umpires who worked it. If they don't recognize you, you can enjoy your dinner knowing you did a perfect job.

William J Klem
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I saw the ball was game, and always coming back for more. In order that it might set a record I concluded it would be wise to let the ball play until it wept down and out.

On the August 4, 1908 game between the Cardinals and the Dodgers in which only one ball was used for the entire game, and Klem's consideration in the 8th inning to possibly replace the battered orb

William J Klem
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