Baseball Quotes

The strongest thing that baseball has going for it today are its yesterdays.

Lawrence Ritter

Baseball is an allegorical play about America, a poetic, complex, and subtle play of courage, fear, good luck, mistakes, patience about fate, and sober self-esteem

Saul Steinberg

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

Earl Weaver

Baseball is the only place in life where a sacrifice is really appreciated


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.

Bill Veeck

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
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