Al Spalding, American Athlete ( September 2, 1850 - September 9, 1915 )

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Baseball gives a growing boy self poise and self reliance.~Al Spalding

Baseball Self Growing

Baseball is a man maker.~Al Spalding

Sports Baseball Man

I was not able to understand how it could be right to pay an actor, or a singer, or an instrumentalist for entertaining the public and wrong to pay a ball player for doing exactly the same thing.~Al Spalding

Doing Actor Same

The genius of our institutions is democratic - baseball is a democratic game.~Al Spalding

Baseball Game Genius

Two hours is about as long as any American can wait for the close of a baseball game, or anything else for that matter.~Al Spalding

Baseball American Game