Baseball Quotes

The trouble with baseball is that it is not played the year round

Gaylord Perry

Baseball is dull only to dull minds

Red Barber

I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game

Walt Whitman

It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course

Hank Aaron

People who write about spring training not being necessary have never tried to throw a baseball

Sandy Koufax

Baseball hasn't been the national pastime for many years now - no sport is. The national pastime, like it or not, is watching television

Bob Greene

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

Hank Aaron

Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you

Satchel Paige

You win a few, you lose a few. Some get rained out. But you got to dress for all of them.

Satchel Paige

Ain't no man can avoid being born average, but there ain't no man got to be common

Satchel Paige

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.

Babe Ruth

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

Bill Veeck

When I was a small boy in Kansas, a friend of mine and I went fishing.... I told him I wanted to be a real Major League Baseball Player, a genuine professional like Honus Wagner. My friend said that he'd like to be President of the United States. Neither of us got our wish.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Any time you think you have the game conquered the game will turn around and punch you right in the nose.

Mike Schmidt

I was never nervous when I had the ball, but when I let go I was scared to death.

Lefty Gomez

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

Bill Veeck

Pitchers, like poets, are born not made.

Cy Young

The pitcher has got only a ball. I've got a bat. So the percentage of weapons is in my favor and I let the fellow with the ball do the fretting.

Hank Aaron

I didn't get over 1300 walks without knowing the strike zone.

Wade Boggs

You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possible be - in baseball and in life.

Pete Rose

Every player, in his secret heart, wants to manage someday. Every fan, in the privacy of his mind, already does

Leonard Koppett

Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing

Warren Spahn

The pitcher has to throw a strike sooner or later, so why not hit the pitch you want to hit and not the one he wants you to hit?

Johnny Mize

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

Cy Young

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Updated On : December 19, 2012
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