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
There are three types of baseball players: those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happens
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
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
There are three things you can do in a baseball game. You can win, or you can lose, or it can rain
Baseball is the only major sport that appears backward in a mirror
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
For the parents of a Little Leaguer, a baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown into innings
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 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.