Baseball Quotes

Baseball Quotes

If you love the game of baseball, then there are numerous related quotes that you might like. Here are some inspirational, nostalgic, and tongue-in-cheek ones. Have a look...
Baseball can safely be called America's most beloved sport, which is why, it is understandable that almost everyone has something to say about it. This summer sport is an intrinsic part of American life and culture. As Charles A. Peverelly put it, "The game of baseball has now become beyond question the leading feature of the outdoor sports of the United States ... It is a game which is peculiarly suited to the American temperament and disposition; ... in short, the pastime suits the people, and the people suit the pastime."

Owing to the huge popularity of the sport, there are multitudes of books about every aspect of the game. However, for those who love the sport, these quotes about baseball are likely to form a very enjoyable reading material.

Famous Baseball Quotes

"It ain't over till it's over". - Yogi Berra

"I have observed that baseball is not unlike a war, and when you come right down to it, we batters are the heavy artillery." - Ty Cobb quotes

"I don't care how long you've been around, you'll never see it all." -Bob Lemon, 1977

"I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want somebody else to go chase it."- Rogers Hornsby

"A ball player's got to be kept hungry to become a big-leaguer. That's why no boy from a rich family ever made the big leagues." - Joe DiMaggio, 30 April 1961

"People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." - Rogers Hornsby

"There are three things in my life which I really love: God, my family, and baseball. The only problem - once baseball season starts, I change the order around a bit." - Al Gallagher, 1971

"It's a pretty sure thing that the player's bat is what speaks loudest when it's contract time, but there are moments when the glove has the last word." - Brooks Robinson quotes

"You don't save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain." - Leo Durocher, in New York Times, 16 May 1965

"Don't ever forget two things I'm going to tell you. One, don't believe everything that's written about you. Two, don't pick up too many checks."- Babe Ruth

"During my 18 years I came to bat almost 10,000 times. I struck out about 1,700 times and walked maybe 1,800 times. You figure a ballplayer will average about 500 at bats a season. That means I played seven years without ever hitting the ball." - Mickey Mantle, 1970

"A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." - Humphrey Bogart

"A good cigar is like a beautiful chick with a great body who also knows the American League box scores." - M*A*S*H, Klinger, "Bug-Out," 1976

Motivational Quotes about Baseball

"One of the beautiful things about baseball is that every once in a while you come into a situation where you want to, and where you have to, reach down and prove something." - Nolan Ryan

"In baseball, my theory is to strive for consistency, not to worry about the numbers. If you dwell on statistics you get shortsighted, if you aim for consistency, the numbers will be there at the end." - Tom Seaver

"Baseball gives every American boy a chance to excel, not just to be as good as someone else but to be better than someone else. This is the nature of man and the name of the game." - Ted Williams

"Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is." -Bob Feller

"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." -Tommy Lasorda

"Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world." - Babe Ruth

Funny Quotes on Baseball

"Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical." - Yogi Berra

"There are three types of baseball players: those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happens."- Tommy Lasorda

"Baseball is like church. Many attend but few understand." - Wes Westrum quotes

"It's d`ej`a vu all over again!"- Yogi Berra

"I don't think either team is capable of winning."- Warren Brown, in the 1945 Tigers-Cubs series

"Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer." - Ted Williams

"What is both surprising and delightful is that spectators are allowed, and even expected, to join in the vocal part of the game.... There is no reason why the field should not try to put the batsman off his stroke at the critical moment by neatly timed disparagements of his wife's fidelity and his mother's respectability." - George Bernard Shaw

"There are three things you can do in a baseball game. You can win, or you can lose, or it can rain." - Casey Stengel

"Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off." - Bill Veeck

"If a horse can't eat it, I don't want to play on it." - Dick Allen

"It's no coincidence that female interest in the sport of baseball has increased greatly since the ballplayers swapped those wonderful old-time baggy flannel uniforms for leotards." - Mike Royko

These are just some of the numerous quotes on can find on baseball. I'd like to leave you with what I believe summarizes the American sentiment about the game, in the words of Walt Whitman―"I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game. It will take our people out-of-doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism. Tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set. Repair these losses, and be a blessing to us."
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