Baseball Quotes

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

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

Baseball was made for kids, and grown-ups only screw it up

Bob Lemon

When they start the game, they don't yell, "Work ball." They say, "Play ball."

Willie Stargell

Baseball is the only major sport that appears backwards in a mirror

George Carlin

When you're in a slump, it's almost as if you look out at the field and it's one big glove

Vance Law

When we played softball, I'd steal second base, feel guilty and go back

Woody Allen

Good pitching will beat good hitting any time, and vice versa

Bob Veale

I don't care how long you've been around, you'll never see it all.

Bob Lemon

Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things

Robert Frost

Watching a spring training game is as exciting as watching a tree form its annual ring

Jerry Izenberg

The designated hitter rule is like letting someone else take Wilt Chamberlain's free throws

Rick Wise

Ideally, the umpire should combine the integrity of a Supreme Court judge, the physical agility of an acrobat, the endurance of Job and the imperturbability of Buddha

Unknown

No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference

Tommy Lasorda

During my 18 years I came to bat almost 10,000 times. I struck out about 1,700 times and walked maybe 1,800 times. You figure a ballplayer will average about 500 at bats a season. That means I played seven years without ever hitting the ball

Mickey Mantle

Sandy's fastball was so fast, some batters would start to swing as he was on his way to the mound

Jim Murray

A critic once characterized baseball as six minutes of action crammed into two-and-one-half hours

Ray Fitzgerald

I don't know why people like the home run so much. A home run is over as soon as it starts.... The triple is the most exciting play of the game. A triple is like meeting a woman who excites you, spending the evening talking and getting more excited, then taking her home. It drags on and on. You're never sure how it's going to turn out

George Foster

The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love

Bryant Gumbel

Playing without the fundamentals is like eating without a knife and fork. You make a mess

Dick Williams

Pitch within yourself

Tom Seaver

Hello again, everybody. It's a bee-yooo-tiful day for baseball

Harry Caray

I ain't ever had a job. I just always played baseball

Leroy Robert

I never blame myself when I'm not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn't my fault that I'm not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?

Yogi Berra

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Updated On : December 19, 2012
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