It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course
People who write about spring training not being necessary have never tried to throw a baseball
Baseball hasn't been the national pastime for many years now - no sport is. The national pastime, like it or not, is watching television
When I was a small boy in Kansas, a friend of mine and I went fishing.... I told him I wanted to be a real Major League Baseball Player, a genuine professional like Honus Wagner. My friend said that he'd like to be President of the United States. Neither of us got our wish.
The saddest day of the year is the day baseball season ends
It baseball is an American institution and more lasting than some marriages, war, Supreme Court decisions and even major depressions
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
Love America and hate baseball? Hate America and love baseball? Neither is possible, except in the abstract
I'd walk through hell in a gasoline suit to keep playing baseball
Baseball is a lot like life. The line drives are caught, the squibbers go for base hits. It's an unfair game
The guy with the biggest stomach will be the first to take off his shirt at a baseball game
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
Close don't count in baseball. Close only counts in horseshoes and grenades
Baseball is like church. Many attend few understand
Baseball is a game of inches
A baseball manager is a necessary evil
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.
Canada is a country whose main exports are hockey players and cold fronts. Our main imports are baseball players and acid rain.
Baseball is what we were, football is what we have become.
We are inclined to think that if we watch a football game or a baseball game, we have taken part in it.
When you talk to people who play, the fantasy-baseball player tends to be more ardent than the fantasy-football player. Baseball is a game that is played every day, and baseball as a game in fantasy has so many more permutations than does fantasy football.
Making love is like hitting a baseball. You just gotta relax and concentrate.
No game in the world is as tidy and dramatically neat as baseball, with cause and effect, crime and punishment, motive and result, so cleanly defined
Baseball is a fun game. It beats working for a living
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