INSPIRATIONAL BASEBALL QUOTES
If it wasn't for baseball, I'd be in either the penitentiary or the cemetery.
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.
I'm a very lucky guy. I had so many people help me over the years that I never had many problems. If I had a problem, I could sit down with someone and they would explain the problem to me, and the problem become like a baseball game.
Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.
I have observed that baseball is not unlike war, and when you get right down to it, we batters are the heavy artillery.
You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possible be - in baseball and in life.
People talk about that catch and, I've said this many times, that I've made better catches than that many times in regular season. But of course in my time, you didn't have a lot of television during the regular season. A lot of people didn't see me do a lot of things.
But baseball bounced back in the next decade to reclaim its place as the national pastime: new heroes, spirited competition, and booming prosperity gave birth to dreams of expansion, both within the major leagues and around the world.
No one wants to hear about the labor pains, they just want to see the baby.
Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.
I would try and help everybody, because the game was so easy for me. It was just like walking in the park.
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 only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings.
Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.
I think I was the best baseball player I ever saw.
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.
(Ty) Cobb is a prick. But he sure can hit. God Almighty, that man can hit.
Ninety feet between home plate and first base may be the closest man has ever come to perfection.
Baseball is too much of a sport to be called a business, and too much of a business to be called a sport.
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
Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he’s losing; nobody wants you to quit when you’re ahead.
I didn't say I was that smart, I said I went to class and I enjoyed what I was doing.
The great trouble with baseball today is that most of the players are in the game for the money and that's it, not for the love of it, the excitement of it, the thrill of it.
My pitching philosophy is simple – keep the ball away from the bat.
I never could stand losing. Second place didn't interest me. I had a fire in my belly.
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.
Well, boys, it’s a round ball and a round bat and you got to hit the ball square.
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.