Baseball Quotes

Back then, my idol was Bugs Bunny, because I saw a cartoon of him playing ball - you know, the one where he plays every position himself with nobody else on the field but him? Now that I think of it, Bugs is still my idol. You have to love a ballplayer like that

Nomar Garciaparra

You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living, but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you, too

Roy Campanella

Every hitter likes fastballs, just like everybody likes ice cream. But you don't like it when someone's stuffing it into you by the gallon. That's what it feels like when Nolan Ryan's thrown balls by you.

Reggie Jackson

It's no coincidence that female interest in the sport of baseball has increased greatly since the ballplayers swapped those wonderful old-time baggy flannel uniforms for leotards.

Mike Royko

Baseball is reassuring. It makes me feel as if the world is not going to blow up

Sharon Olds

Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing

Warren Spahn

One of the beautiful things about baseball is that every once in a while you come into a situation where you want to, and where you have to, reach down and prove something

Nolan Ryan

Baseball is a man maker

Al Spalding

Winners make goals, losers make excuses

Unknown

There is no room in baseball for discrimination. It is our national pastime and a game for all.

Lou Gehrig

Kids are always chasing rainbows, but baseball is a world where you can catch them

Johnny Vander Meer

A hitter's impatience is the pitcher's biggest advantage

Pete Rose

It takes pitching, hitting and defense. Any two can win. All three make you unbeatable

Joe Garagiola

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

Pete Rose

When you think about it, a home run is a mistake. The idea is to hit the ball hard, on a line, so the defense can't react to it. Hit it high in the air, which is how most home runs are hit, and most of the time it will be caught. It's a mistake

Matt Williams

Any baseball is beautiful. No other small package comes as close to the ideal in design and utility. It is a perfect object for a man's hand. Pick it up and it instantly suggests its purpose: it is meant to be thrown a considerable distance-thrown hard and with precision

Roger Angell

How hard is hitting? You ever walk into a pitch-black room full of furniture that you've never been in before and try to walk though it without bumping into anything? Well, it's harder than that

Ted Kluszewski

Baseball is a game of inches

Branch Rickey

When I was a little boy, I wanted to be a baseball player, and join the circus. With the Yankees, I've accomplished both

Anthony Standen

My stuff was all right, but it's not about pitching good. It's about winning. I pitched just good enough to lose

Greg Maddux

Baseball has so much history and tradition. You can respect it, or you can exploit it for profit, but it's still being made all over the place, all the time.

Michael Lewis

I have explained many times that I am, by Profession, a Gambler -- not some jock-sniffing nerd or a hired human squawk-box with the brain of a one-cell animal. No. That would be your average career sportswriter -- and, more specifically, a full-time Baseball writer.

Hunter S. Thompson

If I had known I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself!

Mickey Mantle

Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game!

Babe Ruth

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Updated On : December 19, 2012
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