The baseball player Rabbit Maranville died at the age of 62. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Became known as one of baseball’s biggest practical jokers during his 23-year career.
He had a daughter named Betty with his wife Elizabeth Maranville.
“For a quarter of a century, I’ve been playing baseball for pay. It has been pretty good pay, most of the time. The work has been hard, but what of it? It’s been risky. I’ve broken both my legs. I’ve sprained everything I’ve got between my ankles and my disposition. I’ve dislocated my joints and fractured my pride.” (Rabbit Maranville)
“I’ve spent more time in hospitals than some fellows ever spend in church.” (Rabbit Maranville)
“I’ve lost a lot of teeth and square yards of hide. But I’ve never lost my self-respect, and I’ve kept what I find in few men of my age – my enthusiasm.” (Rabbit Maranville)
“Nobody gets any fun out of baseball any more. I guess a kid’s crazy not to be serious about it when he’s drawing down $20,000 or $30,000 a year, and any smart-aleck gag you try may be your last. But what’s life without a laugh?” (Rabbit Maranville)