60+ Baseball Quotes

“When baseball is no longer fun, it’s no longer a game.” – Joe DiMaggio
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60+ Baseball Quotes

Baseball is one of the most popular sports in the USA. Many people in America live this sport intensely and even emotionally.

If you haven’t watched a baseball match or you haven’t played this unique sport before, it is very difficult to describe how incredible this sport can be.

Read these baseball quotes, mainly said by different baseball players, and get an idea of what kind of sport this is and how exciting it can be for those who understand the game.

“Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game!”
Babe Ruth
“Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand.”
Leo Durocher
“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
“Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.”
Yogi Berra
“Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.”
Yogi Berra
“Baseball is a man maker.”
Al Spalding
“Baseball is about talent, hard work, and strategy. But at the deepest level, it’s about love, integrity, and respect.”
Pat Gillick
“There are three things you can do in a baseball game. You can win, or you can lose, or it can rain.”
Casey Stengel
“Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.”
Babe Ruth
“I do what I’ve trained my whole life to do. I watch the ball. I keep my eye on the ball. I never stop watching. I watch it as it sails past me and lands in the catcher’s mitt, a perfect and glorious strike three.”
Barry Lyga
“You never know what's going to happen… And that's the fun of it! That's what baseball's all about!”
Keiichi Arawi
“The first and last duty of the lover of the game of baseball, whether in the stands or on the field, is the same as that of the lover of life itself: to pay attention to it. When it comes to the position of catcher, as all but fools and shortstops will freely acknowledge, this solemn requirement is doubled.”
Michael Chabon
“Baseball really is a glorified game of throw and catch. And if you don’t have guys who throw it really well, you can’t compete for long.”
Tucker Elliot
"If my uniform doesn't get dirty, I haven't done anything in the baseball game"
Rickey Henderson
“Baseball is more than a game to me, it’s a religion.”
Bill Klem
“The great thing about baseball is there’s a crisis every day.”
Gabe Paul
“Baseball is more than a game. It’s like life played out on a field.”
Juliana Hatfield
“The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three run homers.”
Earl Weaver
“What you have to remember is that baseball isn’t a week or a month but a season – and a season is a long time.”
Chuck Tanner
"I'm not going to play because I can, I'm going to play because I deserve it"
Gregg Maddux
“Baseball is also a game of balance.”
Stephen King
“A ballplayer spends a good piece of his life gripping a baseball, and in the end, it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.”
Jim Bouton
“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
"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
"I never smile when I have a bat in my hands. That's when you've got to be serious."
Hank Aaron
"It helps if the hitter thinks you're a little crazy."
Nolan Ryan
"Baseball is the belly-button of our society. Straighten out baseball, and you straighten out the rest of the world."
Bill Lee
"Baseball is an American icon. It is the Statue of Liberty, the bald eagle, "In God We Trust," Mount Rushmore, ice cream, apple pie, hot dogs, and rally monkeys. Baseball is America."
Victor Alexander Baltov
"Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast."
Joe Garagiola
"Baseball is a universal language. Catch the ball, throw the ball, hit the ball."
Pete Rose
"Baseball is not a conventional industry. It belongs neither to the players nor management, but to all of us. It is our national pastime, our national symbol, and our national treasure."
John Thorn
“Baseball is a universe as large as life itself, and therefore all things in life, whether good or bad, whether tragic or comic, fall within its domain.”
Paul Auster
“It is dangerous to spring to obvious conclusions about baseball or, for that matter, ball players. Baseball is not an obvious game.”
Roger Kahn
“Deep down, it’s all baseball, no matter what kind of geometrical shape you play it with.”
Vernon D. Burns
“There is no room in baseball for discrimination. It is our national pastime and a game for all.”
Lou Gehrig
“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 don't want to just be the best player. I want to be a great person, too"
Miguel Cabrera
"A baseball swing is a very finely tuned instrument. It is repetition, and more repetition, then a little more after that."
Reggie Jackson
“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
“I love to play baseball. I’m a baseball player. I’ve always been a baseball player. I’m still a baseball player. That’s who I am.”
Ryne Sandberg
“Baseball can be slow in many ways. The action starts with when the pitcher delivers the ball. But the action really starts when the crack of the bat happens.”
Cal Ripken, Jr.
“I see great things in baseball.”
Walt Whitman
“I’ve always loved baseball. Ever since 6th grade, I was geared to becoming a baseball writer.”
Scott Miller
“Worrying about things you can’t control is a waste both on the baseball field and in life.”
Tom Swyers
“In baseball, there’s always the next day.”
Ryne Sandberg
“When I was coming up, I just wanted to play baseball and I’m doing what I love to do most. How can I feel pressure doing what I love to do?”
Miguel Cabrera
“I’ve fallen in love with baseball.”
Nick Jonas
"Since baseball is my favorite sport, it's easy to go out and do what I do."
Tim Lincecum
"I guess my thermometer for my baseball fever is still a goose bump."
Vin Scully
“To me, baseball has always been a reflection of life. Like life, it adjusts. It survives everything.”
Willie Stargell
“You have to have a lot of little boy in you to play baseball for a living.”
Roy Campanella
“If I didn’t make it in baseball, I won’t have made it workin’. I didn’t like to work.”
Yogi Berra
“In this game of baseball, you live by the sword and die by it. You hit and get hit. Remember that.”
Alvin Dark
"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
"Building a baseball team is like building a house. You look for the best architects, the best builders - and then you let them do their jobs."
Pat Gillick
“A catcher must want to catch. He must make up his mind that it isn’t the terrible job it is painted, and that he isn’t going to say every day, ‘Why, oh why with so many other positions in baseball did I take up this one.”
Bill Dickey
“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
“No matter what I talk about, I always get back to baseball.”
Connie Mack
“Baseball is a team game but, at the same time, it’s a very lonely game: unlike in soccer or basketball, where players roam around, in baseball everyone has their little plot of the field to tend. When the action comes to you, the spotlight is on you but no one can help you.”
Chad Harbach
"I chose baseball because to me baseball is the best game of all."
Dave Winfield
“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
“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’d walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball.”
Pete Rose
“I’m going to do my best to help the team play hard and help the team win… I’m just coming to play baseball.”
Asdrubal Cabrera
“Baseball is like driving, it’s the one who gets home safely that counts.”
Tommy Lasorda

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