Earle Bryan Combs (May 14, 1899 – July 21, 1976) was an American professional baseball player who played his entire career for the New York Yankees (1924–1935). Combs batted leadoff and played center field on the Yankees’ fabled 1927 team (often referred to as Murderers’ Row). He is one of six players on that team who have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame; the other five are Waite Hoyt, Herb Pennock, Tony Lazzeri, Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth. Enjoy Earle Combs’s best quotes below.
“I thought the Hall of Fame was for superstars, not just average players like me.”
“I am not a dumb animal to be browbeaten, cowed, lashed, coerced or goaded into anything I do not think is right.”