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The only thing in anybody's mind now is to make baseball what the millions of fans throughout the United States want it to be

Kenesaw Mountain Landis
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Commissioner of Baseball

Casey Stengel just can't keep from being Casey Stengel.

On Stengel's thumbing his nose at Colonel Jacob Ruppert during a World Series game after an inside the park home run by Stengel

Kenesaw Mountain Landis
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Commissioner of Baseball

He had about him a touch of royalty.

On Roberto Clemente

Bowie Kuhn
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Commissioner of Baseball

I believe in the Rip Van Winkle Theory: that a man from 1910 must be able to wake up after being asleep for seventy years, walk into a ballpark and understand baseball perfectly.

Bowie Kuhn
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Commissioner of Baseball

I'm not very smart. I think I can prove that. Who would accept a job with Marge Schott's dog, Ted Turner, and George Steinbrenner as your boss?

Peter Ueberroth
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Commissioner of Baseball

This is not a day for concerns. This is a day for pleasure. There are concerns in baseball but they get dissolved in the bright sunshine...and this is my weather, I want credit for it

Opening day, Shea Stadium after a ten day delay due to a labor dispute, 1969

Fay Vincent
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Commissioner of Baseball

You will lose a country if you impose autumn on a people who need and deserve a summer without yet another denial.

On the baseball strike of 1981.

Bart Giamatti
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Commissioner of Baseball

It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring when everything else begins again and it blossoms in 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. You count on it. Rely on it to buffer the passage of time, to keep the memory of sunshine and high skies alive and then just when the days are all twilight, when you need it most, it stops

Bart Giamatti
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Commissioner of Baseball

Mr. Foster, when you beat our teams, it gives us a black eye.

To Rube Foster, founder of the Negro National League

1923
Kenesaw Mountain Landis
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Commissioner of Baseball

When I was seven years old, my father took me to Fenway Park for the first time, and as I grew up I knew that as a building it was on the level with Mount Olympus, the Pyramid at Giza, the nation's Capitol, the Czar's Winter Palace and the Louvre. Except, of course, that it was better than all those inconsequential places.

Bart Giamatti
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Commissioner of Baseball
Contributed by: Casey Kane

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