Baseball Quotes

Baseball hasn't been the national pastime for many years now - no sport is. The national pastime, like it or not, is watching television

Bob Greene

People who write about spring training not being necessary have never tried to throw a baseball

Sandy Koufax

It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course

Hank Aaron

I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game

Walt Whitman

Baseball is dull only to dull minds

Red Barber

The trouble with baseball is that it is not played the year round

Gaylord Perry

Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical

Yogi Berra

Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is

Bob Feller

Baseball is too much of a sport to be called a business, and too much of a business to be called a sport

Philip Wrigley

A mystique of history and heritage surrounds the New York Yankees. It's like the old days revived. We're loved and hated, but always in larger doses than any other team. We're the only team in any sport whose name and uniform and insignia are synonymous with their entire sport all over the world.... the Yankees mean baseball to more people than all the other teams combined

Paul Blair

Baseball statistics are like a girl in a bikini. They show a lot, but not everything

Toby Harrah

Baseball is a ballet without music. Drama without words

Ernie Harwell

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns. ~

John Leonard

Baseball is an island of activity amidst a sea of statistics

Unknown

Being with a woman all night never hurt no professional baseball player. It's staying up all night looking for a woman that does him in

Casey Stengel

I believe in the Church of Baseball. I tried all the major religions and most of the minor ones. I've worshipped Buddha, Allah, Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, trees, mushrooms and Isadora Duncan. I know things. For instance, there are 108 beads in a Catholic rosary and there are 108 stitches in a baseball. When I learned that, I gave Jesus a chance

Ron Shelton

It is well to remember that a Martian observing his first baseball game would be quite correct in concluding that the last two words of the National Anthem are: PLAY BALL

Herbert H. Paper

Though I like the various forms of football in the world, I don't think they begin to compare with these two great Anglo-Saxon ball games for sophisticated elegance and symbolism. Baseball and cricket are beautiful and highly stylized medieval war substitutes, chess made flesh, a mixture of proud chivalry and base - in both senses - greed. With football we are back to the monotonous clashing armor of the brontosaurus.

John Fowles

Baseball is a harbor, a seclusion from failure that really matters, a playful utopia in which virtuosity can be savored to the third decimal place of a batting average

Mark Kramer

Baseball is a game dominated by vital ghosts; it's a fraternity, like no other we have of the active and the no longer so, the living and the dead.

Richard Gilman

A critic once characterized baseball as six minutes of action crammed into two-and-one-half hours

Ray Fitzgerald

Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things

Robert Frost

Baseball is the only major sport that appears backwards in a mirror

George Carlin

Baseball was made for kids, and grown-ups only screw it up

Bob Lemon
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