Famous Baseball Quotes

Famous Baseball Quotes

Find in this article, a beautiful collection of famous baseball quotes and sayings that are inspirational, motivational, and funny as well, by some of the most famous baseball players.
Baseball is just like a religion for many people in America. And where there is something we dearly love, related quotes follow without any question. Have a look at a few quotes by some of the most renowned and famous baseball players.

Great Baseball Quotes

"Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many players on the field?" - Jim Boulton

"When I was a little boy I wanted to be a ballplayer and join the circus. With the Yankees I've accomplished both." - Graig Nettles

"Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform." - Edward Young

"Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story." - Casey Stengel

"When I played ball, I didn't play for fun... It's no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out. It's a contest and everything that implies, a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest." - Ty Cobb

"There are only two seasons - winter and Baseball." - Bill Veeck

"The pitcher has to find out if the hitter is timid. And if the hitter is timid, he has to remind the hitter he's timid." - Don Drysdale

"The difference between the old ballplayer and the new ballplayer is the jersey. The old ballplayer cared about the name on the front. The new ballplayer cares about the name on the back." - Steve Garvey

"The hardest thing to do in baseball is to hit a round baseball with a round bat, squarely." - Ted Williams

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

"The great trouble with baseball today is that most of the players are in the game for the money and that's it, not for the love of it, the excitement of it, the thrill of it." - Ty Cobb

"I was the worst hitter ever. I never even broke a bat until last year when I was backing out of the garage." - Lefty Gomez

"In baseball, you can't kill the clock. You've got to give the other man his chance. That's why this is the greatest game." - Earl Weaver

"I would think I drive most hitting coaches crazy. During one single at-bat I used six different stances on six pitches. Oh yeah, I also struck out. So what do I know?" - John Kruck

"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

"You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living, but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you, too." - Roy Campanella

"No game in the world is as tidy and dramatically neat as baseball, with cause and effect, crime and punishment, motive and result, so cleanly defined." - Paul Gallico

"I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks during batting practice." - Casey Stengel

"A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings." - Earl Wilson

"Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records." - William A. Ward

Every sports or entertainment has its own share of funny quotes and sayings.

"I remember one game I got five hits and stole five bases, but none of it was written down because they forgot to bring the scorebook to the game that day." - James "Cool Papa" Bell

"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

"Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he's losing; nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead." - Jackie Robinson

"Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing." - Warren Spahn

"Cheating is baseball's oldest profession. No other game is so rich in skullduggery, so suited to it or so proud of it." - Thomas Boswell

"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

A collection of motivational sports quotes that I liked.

"It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course." - Hank Aaron

"Man may penetrate the outer reaches of the universe, he may solve the very secret of eternity itself but for me, the ultimate human experience is to witness the flawless execution of the hit-and-run." - Branch Rickey

"In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept destructive criticism. Without 100 percent dedication, you won't be able to do this." - Willie Mays

Famous Baseball Quotes from Movies

"Strikeouts are boring - besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls. More democratic." - Bull Durham

"I'm an escaped car thief. I broke out of prison to see the Cubs in the World Series." - Taking Care of Business

"The one constant through all the years has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It's been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, is a part of our past. It reminds us of all that once was good, and what could be again." - Field of Dreams

"To a pitcher, a base hit is the perfect example of negative feedback." - Steve Hovley

These quotes are sure to arouse interest for the game for those who know nothing about it. Hope you liked this collection. Do feel free to add on.
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