For the parents of a Little Leaguer, a baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown into innings
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
Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he's losing; nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead.
Baseball is a simple game. If you have good players and if you keep them in the right frame of mind then the manager is a success
Baseball is more than a game to me, it's a religion
Baseball is like driving, it's the one who gets home safely that counts
There are only five things you can do in baseball - run, throw, catch, hit and hit with power
People like us are afraid to leave ball. What else is there to do? When baseball has been your whole life, you can't think about a future without it, so you hang on as long as you can
I have observed that baseball is not unlike a war, and when you come right down to it, we batters are the heavy artillery
Baseball is a man maker
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
Baseball is a slow, sluggish game, with frequent and trivial interruptions, offering the spectator many opportunities to reflect at leisure upon the situation on the field: This is what a fan loves most about the game
Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games, are created equal
The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are so obsessed with them
Since baseball time is measured only in outs, all you have to do is succeed utterly; keep hitting, keep the rally alive, and you have defeated time. You remain forever young.
Baseball is the only thing beside the paper clip that hasn't changed
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.
Nothing flatters me more than to have it assumed that I could write prose-unless it be to have it assumed that I once pitched a baseball with distinction.
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.
There is no room in baseball for discrimination. It is our national pastime and a game for all.
A baseball fan has the digestive apparatus of a billy goat. He can, and does, devour any set of diamond statistics with insatiable appetite and then nuzzles hungrily for more.
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 goddamn plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all.
Every player should be accorded the privilege of at least one season with the Chicago Cubs. That's baseball as it should be played - in God's own sunshine. And that's really living.
You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possible be - in baseball and in life.
Life is like a baseball game. When you think a fastball is coming, You gotta be ready to hit the curve