Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he's losing; nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead.
It's a pretty sure thing that the player's bat is what speaks loudest when it's contract time, but there are moments when the glove has the last word
Baseball is more than a game to me, it's a religion
Guessing what the pitcher is going to throw is eighty percent of being a successful hitter. The other twenty percent is just execution
Baseball is like driving, it's the one who gets home safely that counts
There are only five things you can do in baseball - run, throw, catch, hit and hit with power
People like us are afraid to leave ball. What else is there to do? When baseball has been your whole life, you can't think about a future without it, so you hang on as long as you can
I have observed that baseball is not unlike a war, and when you come right down to it, we batters are the heavy artillery
Baseball is a man maker
The great trouble with baseball today is that most of the players are in the game for the money and that's it, not for the love of it, the excitement of it, the thrill of it
Baseball is a slow, sluggish game, with frequent and trivial interruptions, offering the spectator many opportunities to reflect at leisure upon the situation on the field: This is what a fan loves most about the game
Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games, are created equal
The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are so obsessed with them
Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.
Winners make goals, losers make excuses
Since baseball time is measured only in outs, all you have to do is succeed utterly; keep hitting, keep the rally alive, and you have defeated time. You remain forever young.
Kids today are looking for idols, but sometimes they look too far... They don't have to look any farther than their home because those are the people that love you. They are the real heroes
Baseball is the only thing beside the paper clip that hasn't changed
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.
No one can stop a home run. No one can understand what it really is, unless you have felt it in your own hands and body.... As the ball makes its high, long arc beyond the playing field, the diamond and the stands suddenly belong to one man. In that brief, brief time, you are free of all demands an complications.
Nothing flatters me more than to have it assumed that I could write prose-unless it be to have it assumed that I once pitched a baseball with distinction.
You start chasing a ball and your brain immediately commands your body to Run forward! Bend! Scoop up the ball! Peg it to first! Then your body says who me?
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.
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