April 26, 1985
Once when Calvin Griffith still owned the Minnesota Twins, Manager Gene Mauch was trying to convince him to sign relief pitcher Mike Marshall to a multiyear contract. Said Mauch: "Don't worry about his age. Mike is a freak." Said Griffith, screaming: "I know he's a freak. That's why I don't want to sign him!" That's from a book called "Quotations from Chairman Calvin," edited by David Anderson. Today, Morning Briefing devotes itself to some selected quotes from the book.