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who is credited with the rule you cant steal first base from second base?

by Mark Stoneking
(Myrtle Beach, SC USA )

Frederick B. Willcox

Frederick B. Willcox

Mark asked: Who is credited with the quote:" You can't steal second base with your foot on first base".

Rick answered: Mark, thank you for your question.

The author of that quote was Frederick B. Wilcox. He was a business man.

The full quote he made was, "Progress always involves risk; you can't steal second base and keep your foot on first".

Yours in baseball,


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