Great Baseball Quotes

  • “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
  • “Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.” – Babe Ruth
  •  “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth
  •  “Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game!” – Babe Ruth
  •  “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth
  • “Baseball was, is, and always will be the best game in the world to me.” – Babe Ruth
  •  “Athletes are born winners, there not born losers, and the sooner you understand this, the faster you can take on a winning attitude and become successful in life.” – Charles R. Sledge Jr.
  • “Baseball is about talent, hard work, and strategy. But at the deepest level, it’s about love, integrity, and respect.” – Pat Gillick
  •  “A man has to have goals – for a day, for a lifetime – and that was mine, to have people say, ‘There goes Ted Williams, the greatest hitter who ever lived.” – Ted Willams
  • “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
  •  “With baseball, it’s simple. There’s no mystery to what happens on the field because everything has a label – full count, earned run, perfect game – and there’s a certain amount of comfort in this terminology. There’s no room for confusion.” – Jennifer E. Smith
  • “The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it’s a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good and that could be again.” – James Earl Jones
  • “If there was magic in this world, it happened within sight of the three bases and home plate. […] Wrigley [stadium]was a field of dreams. Dreams of eternal glory for the men who ran to the outfield, who took their respective bases, and prepared for battle against those who would dare enter their hallowed realm. Dreams for the kids in the stands, all wanting to don a uniform, kiss their mom’s goodbye, and wield their bats as enchanted weapons destined to knock the cover off the ball.” – Tee Morris
  •  “It is dangerous to spring to obvious conclusions about baseball or, for that matter, ball players. Baseball is not an obvious game.” – Roger Kahn
  • “Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand.” – Leo Durocher
  • “Remember kid, there’s heroes and there’s legends. Heroes get remembered, but legends never die. Follow your heart kid and you can never go wrong.” – The Babe, The Sandlot
  • “Baseball is a man maker.” – Al Spalding
  • “Baseball gives a growing boy self-pose and self-reliance.” – Al Spalding
  •  “They say some of my stars drink whiskey. But I have found that the ones who drink milkshakes don’t win many ball games.” – Fred McMane
  •  “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
  • “Watching other teams in the World Series is like watching somebody else eat a Hot Fudge Sundae.” – Joe Torre
  • “The greatest feeling in the world is to win a major league game. The second greatest feeling is to lose a major league game.” – Chuck Tanner
  • “More than any other American sport, baseball creates the magnetic, addictive illusion that it can almost be understood.” – Thomas Boswell
  • “It’s unbelievable how much you don’t know about the game you’ve been playing all your life.”- Mickey Mantle

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