Re: Most important skill in baseball
The ability to chew tobacco while you were playing without gettting deathly sick was once an incredible skill to the ballplayer. Very important to have the chaw in the jaw that was on the opposite side that faced the pitcher when you were batting because the full jaw of chaw pinched the eye and restricted the ability to see the ball. The ability to crack sunflower seeds, eat them and spit out the shells while you are playing has replaced the fine art of tobacco chewing that is no longer PC and not healthy.
Talent is God Given: be humble.
Fame is man given: be thankful.
Conceit is self given: be careful.