A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from August 21, 2014
“Baseball is a game of adjustments”

Many sports have been called “a game of adjustments.” “Football is a game of adjustments” was cited in print in 1959. “This (baseball—ed.) is a game of adjustments” was cited in 1978. ‘’Basketball is a game of adjustments” was cied in 1987.

“Baseball is a game of adjustments” is the most popular version.


1 December 1959, Big Spring (TX) Herald, “Looking ‘em Over” with Tommy Hart, pg. 9, col. 4:
RED HICKEY, San Francisco 49er coach:
“Football is a game of adjustments. If a team concentrates to stop one thing, there’s always another way to move.”

18 August 1972, Oakland (CA) Tribune, “Gabriel and Rams Ready for Restart,” pg. 50, col. 4:
“You can’t help miss a guy like Deacon, especially when you’ve played alongside him so long. But football is a game of adjustments The teams that make the quickest and most effective adjustments will win.”

10 August 1978, Register-Republic (Rockford, IL), “Roberts uses new pitch, bat to help Cubs clip Pirates” (AP), pg. D1, col. 2:
“This (baseball—ed.) is a game of adjustments.”

23 June 1979, The Morning Union (Springfield, MA), “Hard work agrees with Drago” by Jerry Radding, pg. 21, col. 4:
“Baseball is a game of adjustments,” he (Dick Drago—ed.) said.

Google News Archive
25 November 1983, Beaver County (PA) Times, “Steelers offer poor excuses” by Bill Utterback, pg. B1, col. 1:
“Football is a game of adjustments, and we didn’t adjust very well today,” Blount said.

Orlando (FL) Sentinel
Hoosiers Ride Transfers Into Finale Juco Recruits Have Knight On Brink Of Another Title
March 30, 1987|By Tim Povtak of The Sentinel Staff
NEW ORLEANS — The first time Indiana Coach Bobby Knight met Keith Smart, a junior- college point guard, he looked like a jewelry store advertisement. He was wearing more gold chains than Mr. T.
(...)
‘’Basketball is a game of adjustments, and I’ve adjusted,’’ Knight said Sunday.

Google Books
Eye for Talent:
Interviews with Veteran Baseball Scouts

Edited by P.J. Dragseth
Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc.
2010
Pg. 5:
“Baseball is a game of adjustments” is one of the most overused phrases in professional baseball, usually referring to player performances. But it goes deeper. The game is a revolving door of constant and never-ending adjustments to financial changes and dilemmas of its own making.

CBS (Seattle, WA)
Stefen Romero: ‘Baseball Is A Game Of Adjustments’
May 13, 2014 5:28 PM
Steve Sandmeyer
(1090 The Fan) — Seattle Mariners outfielder Stefen Romero joined the Steve Sandmeyer Show before Tuesday’s game with the Tampa Bay Rays. He spoke about having regular at bats. “Having a consistent approach and have a routine that gets you ready for the game. Especially if you’re in the lineup that day. It certainly helps out your timing because baseball is a game of adjustments. One day off could mess with your timing a little bit.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Thursday, August 21, 2014 • Permalink