Archive for July, 2012


Fourth Inning – Business and Baseball: The Better You Do, the More Fun It Is

Well, boys, it’s a round ball and a round bat and you got to hit the ball square. ~ Joe Schultz 1969 Some might say that professional athletes have the best job in the world. They get paid to play a game that many millions of people only dream about doing! They spend the day […]

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Third Inning – Business and Baseball: You Have to Swing to Get a Hit

During my 18 years, I came to bat almost 10,000 times. I struck out about 1,700 times and walked maybe 1,800 times. You figure a ballplayer will average about 500 at bats a season. That means I played seven years without ever hitting the ball. ~ Mickey Mantle 1970 It was little Joey’s first season in […]

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Second Inning Business and Baseball: Play All Nine Innings

  You don’t save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain. Leo Durocher, in New York Times, 16 May 1965 Our last business lesson taught us the importance of not letting one bad pitch, catch, inning, call, or game ruin an entire season. This lesson is an extension of that — “Don’t give up […]

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