Baseball Quotes

[wpsm_quote author=”Babe Ruth” float=”none” width=”100%”]Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Barry Lyga” float=”none” width=”100%”]I do what I’ve trained my whole life to do. I watch the ball. I keep my eye on the ball. I never stop watching. I watch it as it sails past me and lands in the catcher’s mitt, a perfect and glorious strike three.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Bill Veeck” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Chad Harbach” float=”none” width=”100%”]Baseball is a team game but, at the same time, it’s a very lonely game: unlike in soccer or basketball, where players roam around, in baseball everyone has their little plot of the field to tend. When the action comes to you, the spotlight is on you but no one can help you.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Earl Weaver” float=”none” width=”100%”]In baseball, you can’t kill the clock. You’ve got to give the other man his chance. That’s why this is the greatest game.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Earl Wilson” float=”none” width=”100%”]A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Early Wynn” float=”none” width=”100%”]A pitcher has to look at the hitter as his mortal enemy.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”George Carlin” float=”none” width=”100%”]Baseball is the only major sport that appears backwards in a mirror.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Hank Aaron” float=”none” width=”100%”]Guessing what the pitcher is going to throw is eighty percent of being a successful hitter. The other twenty percent is just execution.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Hank Aaron” float=”none” width=”100%”]The pitcher has got only a ball. I’ve got a bat. So the percentage in weapons is in my favor and I let the fellow with the ball do the fretting.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Hank Aaron” float=”none” width=”100%”]The thing I like about baseball is that it’s one-on-one. You stand up there alone, and if you make a mistake, it’s your mistake. If you hit a home run, it’s your home run.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”James Patrick Murray” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Joaquin Andujar” float=”none” width=”100%”]I throw the ball ninety-two miles an hour, but they hit it back just as hard.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Joe Garagiola” float=”none” width=”100%”]Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Irving” float=”none” width=”100%”]Baseball is a game with a lot of waiting in it; it is a game with increasingly heightened anticipation of increasingly limited action.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ken Harrelson” float=”none” width=”100%”]Baseball is the only sport I know that when you’re on offense, the other team controls the ball.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Leo Durocher” float=”none” width=”100%”]Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mickey Mantle” float=”none” width=”100%”]After I hit a home run I had a habit of running the bases with my head down. I figured the pitcher already felt bad enough without me showing him up rounding the bases.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Paul Gallico” float=”none” width=”100%”]No game in the world is as tidy and dramatically neat as baseball, with cause and effect, crime and punishment, motive and result, so cleanly defined.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Pete Rose” float=”none” width=”100%”]Playing baseball for a living is like having a license to steal.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Philip Roth” float=”none” width=”100%”]Oh, to be a center fielder, a center fielder- and nothing more.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Roy Campanella” float=”none” width=”100%”]You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living, but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you, too.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ted Williams” float=”none” width=”100%”]Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Tommy Henrich” float=”none” width=”100%”]Catching a fly ball is a pleasure, but knowing what to do with it after you catch it is a business.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Tommy Lasorda” float=”none” width=”100%”]Baseball is like driving, it’s the one who gets home safely that counts.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ty Cobb” float=”none” width=”100%”]I have observed that baseball is not unlike war, and when you get right down to it, we batters are the heavy artillery.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”W. P. Kinsella” float=”none” width=”100%”]The crack of the bat, the sound of baseballs thumping into gloves, the infield chatter are like birdsong to the baseball starved.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Willie Mays” float=”none” width=”100%”]Baseball is a game, yes. It is also a business. But what it most truly is, is disguised combat. For all its gentility, its almost leisurely pace, baseball is violence under wraps.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Yogi Berra” float=”none” width=”100%”]Baseball is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Yogi Berra” float=”none” width=”100%”]I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats.[/wpsm_quote]