Joseph Bert Tinker was an American professional baseball player and manager. He played from 1902 through 1916 for the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball and the Chicago Whales of the Federal League. Enjoy Joe Tinker’s best quotes below.
“I know better than anyone else that my time is near. I’ve had a good life, and you don’t stop and complain at this stage of the game. I’ve made some mistakes, and I’d like to stay around a little longer and overcome them, but there isn’t time. I’ll miss baseball. That I know.”
“Because a man is placed in charge of a club does not make it necessary for him to be a taskmaster or a tyrant. In my opinion, he ought to be as lenient with his club as circumstances allow, and the less he interferes with the personal liberties of the men, the better.”
“You cannot expect to be on intimate terms with everybody on your club, and there is no reason why you should be, so long as you are playing the game.”