Baseball Quotes

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


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

Pro-rated at 500 at-bats a year that means that for two years out of the fourteen I played, I never even touched the ball.

Norm Cash

I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks in batting practice

Casey Stengel

Baseball is an allegorical play about America, a poetic, complex, and subtle play of courage, fear, good luck, mistakes, patience about fate, and sober self-esteem

Saul Steinberg

The strongest thing that baseball has going for it today are its yesterdays.

Lawrence Ritter

The pitcher has to find out if the hitter is timid. And if the hitter is timid, he has to remind the hitter he's timid

Don Drysdale

Baseball, to me, is still the national pastime because it is a summer game. I feel that almost all Americans are summer people, that summer is what they think of when they think of their childhood. I think it stirs up an incredible emotion within people

Steve Busby

A baseball fan has the digestive apparatus of a billy goat. He can, and does, devour any set of diamond statistics with insatiable appetite and then nuzzles hungrily for more


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

Bill Veeck

A baseball park is the one place where a man's wife doesn't mind his getting excited over somebody else's curves

Brendan Francis

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Updated On : December 19, 2012
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