Baseball Quotes

Say this much for big league baseball - it is beyond question the greatest conversation piece ever invented in America

Bruce Catton

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

Baseball is the only sport I know that when you're on offense, the other team controls the ball

Ken Harrelson

Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion, a screwball can be a pitch or a person, stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like except in the umpire's eye or on the ball.

Jim Murray

That's baseball, and it's my game. Y' know, you take your worries to the game, and you leave 'em there. You yell like crazy for your guys. It's good for your lungs, gives you a lift, and nobody calls the cops. Pretty girls, lots of 'em

Humphrey Bogart

With those who don't give a damn about baseball, I can only sympathize. I do not resent them. I am even willing to concede that many of them are physically clean, good to their mothers and in favor of world peace. But while the game is on, I can't think of anything to say to them

Art Hill

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

Walt Whitman

A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings

Earl Wilson

There are three things in my life which I really love: God, my family, and baseball. The only problem - once baseball season starts, I change the order around a bit

Al Gallagher

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

Canada is a country whose main exports are hockey players and cold fronts. Our main imports are baseball players and acid rain.

Pierre E. Trudeau

The sport of choice for the urban poor is basketball. The sport of choice for maintenance level employees is bowling. The sport of choice for front-line workers is football. The sport of choice for supervisors is baseball. The sport of choice for middle management is tennis. The sport of choice for corporate officers is golf. Conclusion: The higher you are in the corporate structure, the smaller your balls become.

Unknown

A baseball manager is a necessary evil

Sparky Anderson

Baseball is like church. Many attend few understand

Leo Durocher

Close don't count in baseball. Close only counts in horseshoes and grenades

Frank Robinson

With those who don't give a damn about baseball I can only sympathize. I do not resent them. I am even willing to concede that many of them are physically clean, good to their mothers and in favor of world peace. But while the game is on, I can't think of anything to say to them

Art Hill

The guy with the biggest stomach will be the first to take off his shirt at a baseball game

Glenn Dickey

Baseball is a lot like life. The line drives are caught, the squibbers go for base hits. It's an unfair game

Rod Kanehl

I'd walk through hell in a gasoline suit to keep playing baseball

Pete Rose

Love America and hate baseball? Hate America and love baseball? Neither is possible, except in the abstract

John Krich

Baseball is what gets inside you, it lights you up, its supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard everyone would do it. The HARD is what makes it great

Unknown

It baseball is an American institution and more lasting than some marriages, war, Supreme Court decisions and even major depressions

Art Rust

The saddest day of the year is the day baseball season ends

Tommy Lasorda

You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possible be - in baseball and in life.

Pete Rose
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