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Larry MacPhail —
born on February 03, 1890,
died on October 01, 1975
This article is about a former baseball executive. For the retired soccer player, see Larry McPhail.. (wikipedia)
I should contribute generously to the war chest of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. But, I do not contribute at all.
Day baseball is now dead for all practical purposes. Sooner or later, the game will be played in its entirety at night, and as I've said before, then baseball will be squarely in the amusement, the entertainment business along with wrestling, midget auto racing and the trotting tracks.
I decided that I wanted a farm back in 1940 when I was with the Dodgers. I tried to find one within commuting distance of New York.
The big tragedy in baseball is that the amateur spirit has gone out of it to a large extent.
It had been my idea that a combination of purebred cattle and horses could be successful from an economic standpoint - in Maryland. Maryland is not a cattle state. To raise beef cattle successfully, you've got to be able to raise cheap feed.