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

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 21, 2014
“The ball will find you” (baseball adage)

Entry in progress—B.P.

Google Books
Playing the Field:
Why Defense Is the Most Fascinating Art in Major League Baseball

By Jim Kaplan
Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books
1987
Pg. 54:
“What’s the sense of having Golden Glove infielders when the guy at first is going to miss their throws? You can’t hide from the baseball; the ball will find you.”

Google Books
A Player for a Moment:
Notes from Fenway Park

By John Hough
San Diego, CA:Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
1988
Pg. 160:
Wherever you are, the ball will find you, which means that sooner or later you will be challenged. You have to be able to field your position.

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‏@MLB
The @Pirates moved @jhay_da_man from 3rd to left mid-game. Baseball Law - the ball will find you: http://atmlb.com/1jtqNAK
7:45 PM - 18 May 2014

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Scott Moseley
‏@scottmoseley45
If you suck on defense, the ball will find you. It never fails.
7:54 PM - 16 Oct 2014

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Lionel Mandrake
‏@LMandrakeJr
@VodkaPundit The baseball adage: if you’re a bad fielder, the ball will find you.
1:54 PM - 15 Oct 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Tuesday, October 21, 2014 • Permalink


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