In the times of Madoff and Isreali wars, baseball comes to mind…

Hank Greenberg's brilliant quotations and play after his war duty is quite impressive to me. All aspects of his self discovery and play should be studied in depth. I am sure others have said it before but he said it best: "baseball is a game of percentages stacked against you."

I've never heard "against you," but as a hitter or trader nothing could be better stated. His return in 1945 after being worn by war both psychologically and physically, then with out play or training for 4 years, was difficult and inspiring. I loved his first homer in July of '45. All his teamates pulled a joke on him and ignored him when he came back to the bench. He didn't know how to react and when he sat down they all burst out laughing and congratulated him.


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