Baseball Quotes

Though I like the various forms of football in the world, I don't think they begin to compare with these two great Anglo-Saxon ball games for sophisticated elegance and symbolism. Baseball and cricket are beautiful and highly stylized medieval war substitutes, chess made flesh, a mixture of proud chivalry and base - in both senses - greed. With football we are back to the monotonous clashing armor of the brontosaurus.

John Fowles

It is well to remember that a Martian observing his first baseball game would be quite correct in concluding that the last two words of the National Anthem are: PLAY BALL

Herbert H. Paper

I believe in the Church of Baseball. I tried all the major religions and most of the minor ones. I've worshipped Buddha, Allah, Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, trees, mushrooms and Isadora Duncan. I know things. For instance, there are 108 beads in a Catholic rosary and there are 108 stitches in a baseball. When I learned that, I gave Jesus a chance

Ron Shelton

I have discovered in twenty years of moving around a ball park, that the knowledge of the game is usually in inverse proportion to the price of the seats

Bill Veeck

Don't forget to swing hard, in case you hit the ball

Woodie Held

Putting lights in Wrigley Field is like putting aluminum siding on the Sistine Chapel

Roger Simon

Ninety feet between home plate and first base may be the closest man has ever come to perfection

Red Smith

Being with a woman all night never hurt no professional baseball player. It's staying up all night looking for a woman that does him in

Casey Stengel

Baseball is an island of activity amidst a sea of statistics

Unknown

What we have are good gray ballplayers, playing a good gray game and reading the good gray Wall Street Journal. They have been brainwashed, dry-cleaned and dehydrated!... Wake up the echoes at the Hall of Fame and you will find that baseball's immortals were a rowdy and raucous group of men who would climb down off their plaques and go rampaging through Cooperstown, taking spoils.... Deplore it if you will, but Grover Cleveland Alexander drunk was a better pitcher than Grover Cleveland Alexander sober

Bill Veeck

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns. ~

John Leonard

Baseball is a ballet without music. Drama without words

Ernie Harwell

Pitchers, like poets, are born not made

Cy Young

What does a mama bear on the pill have in common with the World Series? No cubs

Harry Caray

It actually giggles at you as it goes by

Rick Monday

Baseball statistics are like a girl in a bikini. They show a lot, but not everything

Toby Harrah

I know a man who is a diamond cutter. He mows the lawn at Yankee Stadium

Unknown

It never ceases to amaze me how many of baseball's wounds are self-inflicted

Bill Veeck

A mystique of history and heritage surrounds the New York Yankees. It's like the old days revived. We're loved and hated, but always in larger doses than any other team. We're the only team in any sport whose name and uniform and insignia are synonymous with their entire sport all over the world.... the Yankees mean baseball to more people than all the other teams combined

Paul Blair

Hating the New York Yankees is as American as apple pie, unwed mothers and cheating on your income tax

Mike Royko

Rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for the house in blackjack

Adam Morrow

Baseball is too much of a sport to be called a business, and too much of a business to be called a sport

Philip Wrigley

Don't park in the spaces marked, "Reserved for Umpires."

Robert S. Wieder

When Steve and I die, we are going to be buried in the same cemetery, 60-feet 6-inches apart

Tim McCarver

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Updated On : December 19, 2012
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