Baseball Quotes

Quotes about baseball by men who spent there lives in and around the game.

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

The thing I like about baseball is that it’s one-on-one. You stand up there alone, and if you make a mistake, it’s your mistake. If you hit a home run, it’s your home run. – Hank Aaron

Let’s play two. – Ernie Banks

Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets. – Yogi Berra

You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. – Jim Bouton

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

I am convinced God wanted me to be a baseball player. – Roberto Clemente

When I began playing the game, baseball was about as gentlemanly as a kick in the crotch. – Ty Cobb

When baseball is no longer fun, it’s no longer a game. – Joe DiMaggio

Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand. – Leo Durocher

I’ve never questioned the integrity of an umpire. Their eyesight, yes. – Leo Durocher

My father kept me busy from dawn to dusk when I was a kid. When I wasn’t pitching hay, hauling corn or running a tractor, I was heaving a baseball into his mitt behind the barn… If all the parents in the country followed his rule, juvenile delinquency would be cut in half in a year’s time. – Bob Feller

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

It’s just so much fun to relax and just play baseball for a living. It’s a great time in my life. I’m never going to forget it, and it’s very humbling. – Freddie Freeman

I’d rather be a good person off the field than a good baseball player on the field. – Bryce Harper

If my uniform doesn’t get dirty, I haven’t done anything in the baseball game. – Rickey Henderson

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

I also tell them that your education can take you way farther than a football, baseball, track, or basketball will – that’s just the bottom line. – Bo Jackson

A baseball swing is a very finely tuned instrument. It is repetition, and more repetition, then a little more after that. – Reggie Jackson

God knows I gave my best in baseball at all times and no man on earth can truthfully judge me otherwise. – Shoeless Joe Jackson

If you’re going to play at all, you’re out to win. Baseball, board games, playing Jeopardy, I hate to lose. – Derek Jeter

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

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 driving, it’s the one who gets home safely that counts. – Tommy Lasorda

No matter what I talk about, I always get back to baseball. – Connie Mack

Well, baseball was my whole life. Nothing’s ever been as fun as baseball. – Mickey Mantle

I ain’t ever had a job, I just always played baseball. – Satchel Paige

I play to represent God, something bigger than baseball. – Albert Pujols

The best thing about baseball is there’s no homework. – Dan Quisenberry

You could be a kid for as long as you want when you play baseball. – Cal Ripken, Jr

If I had been white with the things I did, they never would have allowed me to get out of baseball. – Jackie Robinson

The wsy I figured it, I was even with baseball and baseball with me. The game had done much for me, and I had done much for it. – Jackie Robinson

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

The more you play baseball, the less depends on your athletic ability. It’s a mental war more than anything. – Alex Rodriguez

I’d walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball. – Pete Rose

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. – Babe Ruth

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

If it wasn’t for baseball, I’d be in either the penitentiary or the cemetery. – Babe Ruth

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

I’ve been in baseball my whole life, so I understand there’s a lot in baseball that is out of your control, and you have to focus on the things you can control. – Ryne Sandberg

I’m married to football, baseball is my girlfriend. – Deion Sanders

Baseball is not a sport you can achieve individually. – Curt Schilling

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

I played basketball, baseball, and football. I never had much downtime. But I think playing multiple sports helped tremendously in my baseball career. I have the agility of all three combined into one. – Giancarlo Stanton

They say in baseball, your little flaws will stick with you from the start. It’s just how you can maintain and minimize them. – Giancarlo Stanton

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

There are only two seasons – winter and baseball. – Bill Veeck

You can’t sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You’ve got to throw the ball over the damn plate and give the other man his chance. That’s why baseball is the greatest game of them all. – Earl Weaver

The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three-run homers. – Earl Weaver

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

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

I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don’t think about it is when I’m playing it. – Carl Yastrzemski