Baseball Quotes

Control is what kept me in the big leagues for twenty-two years

Cy Young

If you get fooled by a pitch with less than two strikes, take it

Ted Williams

Most one-run games are lost, not won

Gene Mauch

The saddest day of the year is the day baseball season ends

Tommy Lasorda

Nobody ever said, "Work ball!" They say, "Play ball!" To me, that means having fun

Willie Stargell

It baseball is an American institution and more lasting than some marriages, war, Supreme Court decisions and even major depressions

Art Rust

Baseball is what gets inside you, it lights you up, its supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard everyone would do it. The HARD is what makes it great

Unknown

One thing anyone can go through is a slump. Unless you're Greg Maddux, it's going to happen to everybody

Mike Piazza

Ninety feet between the bases is the nearest thing to perfection that man has yet achieved

Red Smith

Love America and hate baseball? Hate America and love baseball? Neither is possible, except in the abstract

John Krich

I'd walk through hell in a gasoline suit to keep playing baseball

Pete Rose

Baseball is a lot like life. The line drives are caught, the squibbers go for base hits. It's an unfair game

Rod Kanehl

The guy with the biggest stomach will be the first to take off his shirt at a baseball game

Glenn Dickey

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

It's a mere moment in a man's life between the all-star game and the old-timer's game

Vin Scully

I'm throwing twice as hard as I ever did. It's just not getting there as fast

Lefty Gomez

We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time

Vince Lombardi

Back then, my idol was Bugs Bunny, because I saw a cartoon of him playing ball - you know, the one where he plays every position himself with nobody else on the field but him? Now that I think of it, Bugs is still my idol. You have to love a ballplayer like that

Nomar Garciaparra

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

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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