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Article - Baseball Quotes
by Wen Zientek-Sico

Looking for the perfect baseball quote to add to a plaque, hanging, T-shirt, or other craft project? Look no farther! Here are our favorite inspirational and funny baseball quotes.

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My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging

~ Hank Aaron

Looking at the ball going over the fence isn't going to help.

~ Hank Aaron

Any baseball is beautiful. No other small package comes as close to the ideal in design and utility. It is a perfect object for a man's hand. Pick it up and it instantly suggests its purpose: it is meant to be thrown a considerable distance-thrown hard and with precision.

~ Roger Angell

If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to safe the infant's life without even considering if there are men on base.

~ Anonymous

There have been only two geniuses in the world, Willie Mays and Willie Shakespeare.

~ Tallulah Bankhead

The only way to prove you're a good sport is to lose.

~ Ernie Banks

The game isn't over till it's over.

~ Yogi Berra

Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical.

~ Yogi Berra

Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?

~ Jim Bouton

If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing you grandmother with her teeth out.

~ George Brett

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

I think a baseball field must be the most beautiful thing in the world. It's so honest and precise. And we play on it. Every star gets humbled. Every mediocre player has a great moment.

~ Lowell Cohn

When I was a small boy in Kansas, a friend of mine and I went fishing...I told him I wanted to be a real Major League Baseball Player, a genuine professional like Honus Wagner. My friend said that he'd like to be President of the United States. Neither of us got our wish.

~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

Nothing flatters me more than to have it assumed that I could write prose-unless it be to have it assumed that I once pitched a baseball with distinction.

~ Robert Frost

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.

~ Paul Gallico

There is no room in baseball for discrimination. It is our national pastime and a game for all.

~ Lou Gehrig

It is the sport that a foreigner is least likely to take to. You have to grow up playing it, you have to accept the lore of the bubble gum card, and believe that if the answer to the Mays-Mantle-Snider question is found, then the universe will be a simpler and more ordered place.

~ David Halberstam

People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.

~ Rogers Hornsby

I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it.

~ Rogers Hornsby

The only way I'm going to get a Gold Glove is with a can of spray paint.

~ Reggie Jackson

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. Oh people will come, Ray. People will most definitely come.

~ James Earl Jones as Terence Mann in the movie Field of Dreams

Baseball is a lot like life. The line drives are caught, the squibbles go for base hits. It's an unfair game.

~ Rod Kanehl

I feel an invisible bond between our three generations, an anchor of loyalty linking my sons to the grandfather whose face they never saw but whose person they have already come to know through this most timeless of all sports, the game of baseball.

~ Doris Kearns Goodwin

Growing up is a ritual-more deadly than religion, more complicated than baseball, for There seemed to be no rules. Everything is experienced for the first time. But baseball can soothe even those pains, for it is stable and permanent, steady as grandfather dozing in a wicker chair on a verandah.

~ W.P. Kinsella

Love America and hate baseball? Hate America and love baseball? Neither is possible, except in the abstract.

~ John Krich

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination

~ Tommy Lasorda

Guys ask me, don't I get burned out? How can you get burned out doing something you love? I ask you, have you ever got tired of kissing a pretty girl?

~ Tommy Lasorda

Do they leave it there during the game?

~ Bill Lee, On first seeing Fenway's Green Monster

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

No one can stop a home run. No one can understand what it really is, unless you have felt it in your own hands and body.... As the ball makes its high, long arc beyond the playing field, the diamond and the stands suddenly belong to one man. In that brief, brief time, you are free of all demands and complications.

~ Sadaharu Oh

Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.

~ Satchel Paige

Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

~ Satchel Paige

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.

~ Jackie Robinson

I'd walk through hell in a gasoline suit to keep playing baseball.

~ Pete Rose

The greatest thrill in the world is to end the game with a home run and watch everybody else walk off the field while you're running the bases on air.

~ Al Rosen

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

~ Babe Ruth

Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.

~ Mike Singletary

Ninety feet between bases is perhaps as close as man ever come to perfection.

~ Red Smith

The majority of American males put themselves to sleep by striking out the batting order of the New York Yankees.

~ James Thurber

Baseball is democracy in action: in it all men are "free and equal," regardless of race, nationality, or creed. Every man is given the rightful opportunity to rise to the top on his own merits...It is the fullest expression of freedom of speech, freedom of press, and freedom of assembly in our national life.

~ Francis Trevelyan Miller

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

~ Bill Veeck

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

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