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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

It never ceases to amaze me how many of baseball's wounds are self-inflicted

Bill Veeck

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

What we have are good gray ballplayers, playing a good gray game and reading the good gray Wall Street Journal. They have been brainwashed, dry-cleaned and dehydrated!... Wake up the echoes at the Hall of Fame and you will find that baseball's immortals were a rowdy and raucous group of men who would climb down off their plaques and go rampaging through Cooperstown, taking spoils.... Deplore it if you will, but Grover Cleveland Alexander drunk was a better pitcher than Grover Cleveland Alexander sober

Bill Veeck

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

The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love

Bryant Gumbel

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

Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer

Ted Williams

You see, you spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time

Jim Bouton

If you could equate the amount of time and effort put in mentally and physically into succeeding on the baseball field and measured it by the dirt on your uniform, mine would have been black.

Mike Schmidt

I will not re-transmit without the express permission of Major League Baseball

Nancy Cartwright

Humanity is the keystone that holds nations and men together. When that collapses, the whole structure crumbles. This is as true of baseball teams as any other pursuit in life.

Connie Mack

Baseball needs to put the steroids era behind it by having and enforcing tough rules against all kinds of artificial advantages, so that spring can return.

Marvin Olasky
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