Quotes

Famous Baseball Quotes

It ain’t over ’til it’s over. – Yogi Berra

Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical. – Yogi Berra

In baseball, you don’t know nothin’. – Yogi Berra

The only way to prove that you’re a good sport is to lose. – Ernie Banks

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. – Babe Ruth

The hardest thing to do in baseball is to hit a round baseball with a round bat, squarely. – Ted Williams

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. – Babe Ruth

Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer. – Ted Williams

Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too. – Yogi Berra

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 damn plate and give the other man his chance. That’s why baseball is the greatest game of them all. – Earl Weaver

Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing. – Warren Spahn

The baseball maniac’s summer dream came true. He had a choice between witnessing a no-hit game and an old-fashioned lynching. He was glad of his choice. – Jim Murray

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. – Chad Harbach

Baseball is more than a game. It’s like life played out on a field. – Juliana Hatfield

Baseball is the only place in life where a sacrifice is really appreciated. – Unknown

You always get a special kick on opening day, no matter how many you go through. You look forward to it like a birthday party when you’re a kid. You think something wonderful is going to happen. – Joe DiMaggio

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. – Jim Murray

Baseball is a lot like life. It’s a day-to-day existence, full of ups and downs. You make the most of your opportunities in baseball as you do in life. – Ernie Harwell

Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer. – Ted Williams

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. – Earl Weaver

I’d walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball. – Pete Rose

I see great things in baseball. It’s our game—the American game. – Walt Whitman

Baseball was, is, and always will be to me the best game in the world. – Babe Ruth

Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. – George F. Will

Baseball is the most perfect of games, solid, true, pure and precious as diamonds. If only life were so simple. Within the baselines anything can happen. Tides can reverse; oceans can open. That’s why they say, ‘the game is never over until the last man is out.’ – W.P. Kinsella

In baseball, you don’t know nothin’. – Yogi Berra

The only difference between me and those other great Yankees is my skin color. – Elston Howard

I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me. All I ask is that you respect me as a human being. – Jackie Robinson

The game has a cleanness. If you do a good job, the numbers say so. You don’t have to ask anyone or play politics. You don’t have to wait for the reviews. – Sandy Koufax

I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ain’t never been seen by this generation. – Leroy Satchel Paige

Baseball is like church. Many attend — few understand. – Leo Durocher

The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love. – Bryant Gumbel

Baseball is like driving, it’s the one who gets home safely that counts. – Tommy Lasorda

Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. – Satchel Paige

Baseball changes through the years. It gets milder. – Babe Ruth

You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living, but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you, too. – Roy Campanella

A hot dog at the ballpark is better than a steak at the Ritz. – Humphrey Bogart

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. – Bob Uecker

I’m lucky. Usually you’re dead to get your own museum, but I’m still alive to see mine. – Yogi Berra

Pitching is the art of instilling fear. – Sandy Koufax

Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. – Babe Ruth

Baseball was, is, and always will be to me the best game in the world. – Babe Ruth

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. – Babe Ruth

I played as often as possible, but didn’t really care what position I ended up in, because I just loved baseball. – Jackie Robinson

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. – Jim Murray

The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It’s been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, is a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good, and that could be again. – Terrence Mann, Field of Dreams

When they start the game, they don’t yell, ‘Work ball.’ They say, ‘Play ball.’ – Willie Stargell

The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three-run homers. – Earl Weaver

The best possible thing in baseball is winning the World Series. The second best thing is losing the World Series. – Tommy Lasorda

You know you’re pitching well when the batters look as bad as you do at the plate. – Roger McDowell


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