Yes, we’ve seen it all before. And yes, those who do not study history are condemned to repeat it. But no, the sky is not falling – baseball is such a great game that neither the owners nor the players can kill it. After some necessary carnage, market forces will prevail.
Why we play as children is not because it is our work or because it is how we learn, though both statements are true; we play because we are wired for joy, it is imperative as human beings.
Cricket is the greatest game that the wit of man has yet devised.- Sir Pelham Warner
Advertising is selling Twinkies to adults.- Donald R. Vance
The struggle of the male to learn to listen to and respect his own intuitive, inner prompt...- Herb Goldberg
Each generation of the church in each setting has the responsibility of communicating the ...- Francis Schaeffer
Each had defended his own country; the Germans Germany, the Frenchmen France; they had don...- Ernst Toller
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|Birth:||17th April, 1947|
John Thorn was born in Stuttgart, Germany. He is an American sports historian, author and publisher. He graduated from Beloit College in 1968. Since March 1, 2011, he has been the Official Baseball Historian for Major League Baseball. He served as the senior creative consultant for the 1994 Ken Burns documentary Baseball. He founded Total Sports Publishing and served as its publisher from 1998-2002. In 2006, the Society for American Baseball Research bestowed on Thorn its highest accolade, the Bob Davids Award. He has written several books include: The Hidden Game of Baseball (with Pete Palmer), The Pitcher (with John Holway), Total Baseball (with Pete Palmer), A Life in the Shadows (with Hy Peskin), Baseball in the Garden of Eden, and The Hidden Game of Football (with Bob Carroll and Pete Palmer).
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