Baseball Quotes

Don't worry about your individual numbers. Worry about the team. If the team is successful, each of you will be successful, too

Branch Rickey

Be on time. Bust your butt. Play smart. And have some laughs along the way

Whitey Herzog

I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ain't never been seen by this generation

Leroy Robert

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

Next to religion, baseball has furnished a greater impact on American life than any other institution

Herbert Hoover

I think a baseball field must be the most beautiful thing in the world. It's so honest and precise. And we play on it. Every star gets humbled. Every mediocre player has a great moment

Lowell Cohn

Man may penetrate the outer reaches of the universe, he may solve the very secret of eternity itself but for me, the ultimate human experience is to witness the flawless execution of the hit-and-run

Branch Rickey

The clock doesn't matter in baseball. Time stands still or moves backwards. Theoretically, one game could go on forever. Some seem to.

Herb Caen

The great thing about baseball is that there's a crisis every game

Gabe Paul

The greatest thrill in the world is to end the game with a home run and watch everybody else walk off the field while you're running the bases on air

Al Rosen

It's no fun throwing fastballs to guys who can't hit them. The real challenge is getting them out on stuff they can hit

Sam McDowell

Baseball is like a poker game, nobody wants to quit when he's losing: nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead

Jackie Robinson

When we lost I couldn't sleep at night. When we win I can't sleep at night. But when you win, you wake up feeling better

Joe Torre

A ballplayer has two reputations, one with the other players and one with the fans. The first is based on ability. The second the newspapers gives him.

Johnny Evers

I would be lost without baseball. I don't think I could stand being away from it as long as I was alive

Roberto Clemente

You teach me baseball and I'll teach you relativity...No we must not You will learn about relativity faster than I learn baseball

Albert Einstein

Baseball serves as a good model for democracy in action: Every player is equally important and each has a chance to be a hero

Edward Abbey

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

Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first

Frederick B. Wilcox

The difference between the old ballplayer and the new ballplayer is the jersey. The old ballplayer cared about the name on the front. The new ballplayer cares about the name on the back

Steve Garvey

Baseball is a skilled game. It's America's game -- it, and high taxes

Will Rogers

I never thought home runs were all that exciting. I still think the triple is the most exciting thing in baseball. To me, a triple is like a guy taking the ball on his 1-yard line and running 99 yards for a touchdown

Hank Aaron

When you play this game 20 years, go to bat 10,000 times, and get 3,000 hits, you know what that means? you've gone 0 for 7,000

Pete Rose

I like to be against the odds. I'm not afraid to be lonely at the top. With me, it's just the satisfaction of the game. Just performance

Barry Bonds

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Updated On : December 19, 2012
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