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Friday, July 4, 2014

Connie Mack's Code of Conduct

Connie Mack managed the Philadelphia Athletics their first 50 years: 1901-1950.


Code of Conduct following the 1916 season[13]
I will always play the game to the best of my ability.
I will always play to win, but if I lose, I will not look for an excuse to detract from my opponent's victory.
I will never take an unfair advantage in order to win.
I will always abide by the rules of the game—on the diamond as well as in my daily life.
I will always conduct myself as a true sportsman—on and off the playing field.
I will always strive for the good of the entire team rather than for my own glory.
I will never gloat in victory or pity myself in defeat.
I will do my utmost to keep myself clean—physically, mentally, and morally.
I will always judge a teammate or an opponent as an individual and never on the basis of race or religion.

Connie Mack January 7, 1911
by Paul Thompson via Wikimedia Commons

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