Courage and the Baseball Diamond

“Boys, I can’t fight, and so there is no courage about me. Courage belongs on the battlefield, not on the baseball diamond.”

—Pete Gray (1915–2002)

Saturday, a day on which I don’t write here, was the 10th anniversary of Pete Gray’s death. Here’s a look at Gray’s fielding technique, although you might want to google him before having a look, so that it makes more sense.

Gray would collect the ball in his glove, toss it into the air, drop his glove to the ground, catch it with his freed hand, and throw. (SOURCE:

Thanks, dear reader, should you ever find me, for being my gadfly.


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Philologist, historian, and lover of great books, I started this blog to keep myself alert to the beauty of what I see amid the demands of my work.
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