Baseball quotes are easy to find. One of my favorite books of baseball quotes is called Voices of Baseball by Bob Chieger. It is always fun to skim through on a quiet day.
Five quotes shown on the back cover are from players who appear on a Kellogg's card - Babe Ruth, Rogers Hornsby, Tug McGraw, Dan Quisenberry and Yogi Berra. I will check those out sometime.
Today I'm going to check out quotes that are fan-related.
Reggie Jackson will lead the way with his quote. He said "Fans don't boo nobodies". I like that one because it sounds stupid but it certainly rings true.
Referring to autographs, Babe Ruth said "Oh, hell, who wants to collect that crap?" He sure did sign a lot of them. I was lucky enough to hold a ball signed by the entire 1927 Yankees and another signed by Ruth, Gehrig and a few others. How did I get so fortunate? My friend's grandmother went to Columbia University and became friends with a ballplayer named Henry who ended up playing with the Yankees. Luckily for my friend her grandmother's friend was better known as Lou Gehrig.