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

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,

Close don't count in baseball. Close only counts in horseshoes and grenades

Frank Robinson

Baseball is like church. Many attend few understand

Leo Durocher

I could never play in New York. The first time I came into a game there, I got into the bullpen car and they told me to lock the doors

Mike Flanagan

Grantland Rice, the great sportswriter once said, 'It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game.' Well Grantland Rice can go to hell as far as I'm concerned

Gene Autry

I always thought that record would stand until it was broken

Yogi Berra

A baseball manager is a necessary evil

Sparky Anderson

All good balls to hit are strikes, though not all strikes are good balls to hit

Dave Winfield

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Updated On : December 19, 2012
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