Baseball Quotes

Like those special afternoons in summer when you go to Yankee Stadium at two o'clock in the afternoon for an eight o'clock game. It's so big, so empty and so silent that you can almost hear the sounds that aren't there

Ray Miller

Baseball is very big with my people. It figures. It's the only way we can get to shake a bat at a white man without starting a riot

Dick Gregory

One of the chief duties of the fan is to engage in arguments with the man behind him. This department of the game has been allowed to run down fearfully

Robert Benchley

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

Gabe Paul

A game of great charm in the adoption of mathematical measurements to the timing of human movements, the exactitudes and adjustments of physical ability to hazardous chance. The speed of the legs, the dexterity of the body, the grace of the swing, the elusiveness of the slide - these are the features that make Americans everywhere forget the last syllable of a man's last name or the pigmentation of his skin

Branch Rickey

I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it

Sandy Koufax

You know it's summertime at Candlestick when the fog rolls in, the wind kicks up, and you see the center fielder slicing open a caribou to survive the ninth inning

Bob Sarlette

The place was always cold, and I got the feeling that the fans would have enjoyed baseball more if it had been played with a hockey puck

Andre Dawson

A baseball game is twice as much fun if you're seeing it on the company's time

William C. Feather

Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona.

George F. Will

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

The greatest feeling in the world is to win a major league game. The second-greatest feeling is to lose a major league game

Chuck Tanner

They are supposed to be dispassionate dispensers of Pure Justice, icy islands of emotionless calculation. In short, umpires should be acute Republicans

George F. Will

Well, boys, it's a round ball and a round bat and you got to hit the ball square

Joe Schultz

You know you're pitching well when the batters look as bad as you do at the plate

Duke Snider

The best way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until the ball stops rolling and then pick it up

Bob Uecker

A knuckleball is a curve ball that doesn't give a damn

Jimmy Cannon

Reading about baseball is a lot more interesting than reading about chess, but you have to wonder: Don't any of these guys ever go fishing?

Dave Shiflett

Spread the diaper in the position of the diamond with you at bat. Then fold second base down to home and set the baby on the pitcher's mound. Put first base and third together, bring up home plate and pin the three together. Of course, in case of rain, you gotta call the game and start all over again.

Jimmy Piersal

I have observed that baseball is not unlike war, and when you get right down to it, we batters are the heavy artillery

Ty Cobb

Life will always throw you curves, just keep fouling them off... the right pitch will come, but when it does, be prepared to run the bases

Rick Maksian

England and America should scrap cricket and baseball and come up with a new game that they both can play. Like baseball

Robert Benchley

The season starts too early and finishes too late and there are too many games in between

Bill Veeck

Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too

Greg

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Updated On : December 19, 2012
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