Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Ben Chapman

On this date in 1948, Ben Chapman is fired as manager of the Phillies.

"Heck yeah. Sure I did. Everyone used those kinds of words back then. It was all part of the game back then. You said anything you had to say to get an edge. Believe me, being a Sourtherner, I took a lot of abuse myself when I first played in New York. If you couldn't take it, it was a case of, if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." - on his racial heckling of Jackie Robinson

1 comment:

Engagement Rings said...

Nice article...while you playing any game/sport and main thing with this you representing any country, at that time you into an do or die situation.