Tommy Lasorda, Dodger manager, when asked in 1981 what terms Mexican-born pitching sensation Fernando Valenzuela might settle for in his upcoming contract negotiations:
"He wants Texas back."
"I told him I wasn't tired. He told me, 'No, but the outfielders sure are.'"
~Texas Rangers pitcher Jim Kern on the manager who removed him from a game in 1979
"If he raced his pregnant wife he'd finish third."
~Tommy Lasorda, on catcher Mike Scioscia, 1988
In 1908, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series
*Radio and television was invented.
*Four states were admitted to the Union.
*The U.S. went through the Great Depression and participated in two world wars.
*The NFL was founded.
*Man landed on the moon.
*Thirteen presidents were elected and one was appointed.
*Harry Carey was born.
*Wrigley Field was built and became the oldest baseball park in the National League.
*Five flag poles, erected at Wrigley Field for the purpose of holding a World Series flag, have worn out and been replaced without ever holding a pennant.
*Ten teams were added to the major leagues.
*Halley's Comet passed the earth twice.
*Hundreds of boys were born, raised, played inept baseball for the Cubs, retired and died of old age.