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.
You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possible be - in baseball and in life.
Kids are always chasing rainbows, but baseball is a world where you can catch them
The best possible thing in baseball is winning the World Series. The second best thing is losing the World Series
You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possible be in baseball and in life
I see great things in baseball. It's our game--the American game. It will take our people out of doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism. Tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set. Repair these losses, and be a blessing to us
Next to religion, baseball has furnished a greater impact on American life than any other institution
Any baseball is beautiful. No other small package comes as close to the ideal in design and utility. It is a perfect object for a man's hand. Pick it up and it instantly suggests its purpose: it is meant to be thrown a considerable distance-thrown hard and with precision
The clock doesn't matter in baseball. Time stands still or moves backwards. Theoretically, one game could go on forever. Some seem to.
The great thing about baseball is that there's a crisis every game
Baseball is like a poker game, nobody wants to quit when he's losing: nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead
I would be lost without baseball. I don't think I could stand being away from it as long as I was alive
You teach me baseball and I'll teach you relativity...No we must not You will learn about relativity faster than I learn baseball
Baseball serves as a good model for democracy in action: Every player is equally important and each has a chance to be a hero
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
Baseball is a skilled game. It's America's game -- it, and high taxes
When I was a little boy, I wanted to be a baseball player, and join the circus. With the Yankees, I've accomplished both
I never thought home runs were all that exciting. I still think the triple is the most exciting thing in baseball. To me, a triple is like a guy taking the ball on his 1-yard line and running 99 yards for a touchdown
In baseball you hit your home run over the right-field fence, the left-field fence, the center-field fence. Nobody cares. In golf everything has got to
be right over second base.
Baseball players quit playing and they take up golf. Basketball players quit, take up golf. Football players quit, take up golf. What are we supposed to take up when we quit?
It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.
It took me seventeen years to get 3,000 hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course
baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course...
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.