Baseball Quotes

If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there are men on base

Dave Barry

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

I'm convinced that every boy, in his heart, would rather steal second base than an automobile

Tom Clark

There are three things in my life which I really love: God, my family, and baseball. The only problem - once baseball season starts, I change the order around a bit

Al Gallagher

A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings

Earl Wilson

What is both surprising and delightful is that spectators are allowed, and even expected, to join in the vocal part of the game.... There is no reason why the field should not try to put the batsman off his stroke at the critical moment by neatly timed disparagements of his wife's fidelity and his mother's respectability

George Bernard Shaw

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

I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it.

Rogers Hornsby

With those who don't give a damn about baseball, I can only sympathize. I do not resent them. I am even willing to concede that many of them are physically clean, good to their mothers and in favor of world peace. But while the game is on, I can't think of anything to say to them

Art Hill

That's baseball, and it's my game. Y' know, you take your worries to the game, and you leave 'em there. You yell like crazy for your guys. It's good for your lungs, gives you a lift, and nobody calls the cops. Pretty girls, lots of 'em

Humphrey Bogart

Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion, a screwball can be a pitch or a person, stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like except in the umpire's eye or on the ball.

Jim Murray

Baseball is the only sport I know that when you're on offense, the other team controls the ball

Ken Harrelson

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

Bob Veale

Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?

Jim Bouton

Nolan Ryan is pitching much better now that he has his curve ball straightened out

Joe Garagiola

It's hard to win a pennant, but it's harder losing one

Chuck Tanner

Say this much for big league baseball - it is beyond question the greatest conversation piece ever invented in America

Bruce Catton

It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone

A. Bartlett Giamatti,

A ball player's got to be kept hungry to become a big-leaguer. That's why no boy from a rich family ever made the big leagues

Joe DiMaggio

Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off.

Bill Veeck

Wives of ballplayers, when they teach their children their prayers, should instruct them how to say: "God bless Mommy, God bless Daddy, God bless Babe Ruth. Babe Ruth has upped Daddy's paycheck by fifteen to forty percent

Waite Hoyt

Trying to sneak a pitch past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak a sunrise past a rooster

Joe Adcock and Curt Simmons

Baseball is the only place in life where a sacrifice is really appreciated

Unknown

You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the goddamn plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all

Earl Weaver

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Updated On : December 19, 2012
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