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After three years in banking, I went into the insurance business. Equitable Life Insurance. I spent two years selling life insurance.
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Another friend hired me to open doors for him in the moving and relocation business. I did that for 10 years, am still doing it. And I do some work for the Cubs, in community relations.
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Awards mean a lot, but they don't say it all. The people in baseball mean more to me than statistics.
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Buffett invited me to a golf tournament in Omaha and I went to play in it, and we became friends. And he invited me to his stockholders meeting.
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But it all comes down to friendship, treating people right.
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Did you hear that? I didn't hear anything. Put that question another way.
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During my time, there might have been one pitcher or two that were top pitchers on a team. Teams that won maybe had three, but today they have a lot of depth. They have a lot of long relievers, short relievers, and the strategy is different.
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I couldn't touch it until I was 55, but they invested it in stocks and when I was 55, I had $4 million in the bank.
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I learned from Mr. Wrigley, early in my career, that loyalty wins and it creates friendships. I saw it work for him in his business.
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I like my players to be married and in debt. That's the way you motivate them.
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I own stock, and I also insure my car with Geico.
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It would be a lot different for me because there is a lot of information that you need to know about as a player. How pitchers are pitching you, how defenses are playing, certain situations about certain pitchers.
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It's a beautiful day for a ballgame... Let's play two!
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It's a great day for a ball game; let's play two!
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It's a kind of philosophy of my own life, to create the energy enough to keep on going.
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Loyalty and friendship, which is to me the same, created all the wealth that I've ever thought I'd have.
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Managers are using all of their players at the right time, bringing in this guy to face this person or that person.
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Mr. Wrigley believed in this: Put all your eggs in one basket and watch the basket. They don't do that today. This is the old-fashioned way I'm talking about. He carried it on to his business. Do one thing and stay with it.
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No, I think the pitching today has more depth.
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People ask me a lot about the values I got from playing for the Cubs for so many years. The value I got out of it was patience. A lot of people these days are not very patient.
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The Cubs are due in sixty-two.
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The Cubs are gonna shine in sixty-nine.
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The only way to prove that you're a good sport is to lose.
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The riches of the game are in the thrills, not the money.
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When I wake up in the morning, I feel like a billionaire without paying taxes.
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When I was the first black Ford dealer in the United States, Mr. Wrigley and my friendship with him is what made that happen.
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Work? I never worked a day in my life. I always loved what I was doing, had a passion for it.
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You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace.
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