Baseball Quotes

Pro-rated at 500 at-bats a year that means that for two years out of the fourteen I played, I never even touched the ball.

Norm Cash

I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks in batting practice

Casey Stengel

Baseball is an allegorical play about America, a poetic, complex, and subtle play of courage, fear, good luck, mistakes, patience about fate, and sober self-esteem

Saul Steinberg

The strongest thing that baseball has going for it today are its yesterdays.

Lawrence Ritter

The pitcher has to find out if the hitter is timid. And if the hitter is timid, he has to remind the hitter he's timid

Don Drysdale

Baseball, to me, is still the national pastime because it is a summer game. I feel that almost all Americans are summer people, that summer is what they think of when they think of their childhood. I think it stirs up an incredible emotion within people

Steve Busby

A baseball fan has the digestive apparatus of a billy goat. He can, and does, devour any set of diamond statistics with insatiable appetite and then nuzzles hungrily for more

Daley

That's the true harbinger of spring, not crocuses or swallows returning to Capistrano, but the sound of a bat on a ball

Bill Veeck

A baseball park is the one place where a man's wife doesn't mind his getting excited over somebody else's curves

Brendan Francis

Baseball is not necessarily an obsessive-compulsive disorder, like washing your hands 100 times a day, but it's beginning to seem that way. We're reaching the point where you can be a truly dedicated, state-of-the-art fan or you can have a life. Take your pick

Thomas Boswell

This is a game to be savored, not gulped. There's time to discuss everything between pitches or between innings

Bill Veeck

The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love

Bryant Gumbel

Baseball fans love numbers. They love to swirl them around their mouths like Bordeaux wine

Pat Conroy

Don't tell me about the world. Not today. It's springtime and they're knocking baseball around fields where the grass is damp and green in the morning and the kids are trying to hit the curve ball

Pete Hamill

More than any other American sport, baseball creates the magnetic, addictive illusion that it can almost be understood.

Thomas Boswell

I don't love baseball. I don't love most of today's players. I don't love the owners. I do love, however, the baseball that is in the heads of baseball fans. I love the dreams of glory of 10-year-olds, the reminiscences of 70-year-olds. The greatest baseball arena is in our heads, what we bring to the games, to the telecasts, to reading newspaper reports.

Stan Isaacs

Basketball, hockey and track meets are action heaped upon action, climax upon climax, until the onlooker's responses become deadened. Baseball is for the leisurely afternoons of summer and for the unchanging dreams

Roger Kahn

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

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Updated On : December 19, 2012
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