86 Most Famous Baseball Quotes of All-Time

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Baseball is a sport that just stays with you. Wether your a fan, player or sports lover in general, these famous baseball quotes share the world’s love for baseball and its impact on our lives.

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The great thing about baseball is, I’ve heard a hundred statements beginning, ‘The great thing about baseball is.

“The great thing about baseball is, I’ve heard a hundred statements beginning, ‘The great thing about baseball is.” – Jon Sindell

Baseball is a hard game to play, so no matter what uniform you wear, you have something in common with the guy in the other dugout: We all fail. The game is built that way.

“Baseball is a hard game to play, so no matter what uniform you wear, you have something in common with the guy in the other dugout: We all fail. The game is built that way.” – David Ortiz

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Bunting is usually a waste of time. The – generally, yeah, I mean, if you think about it, bunt is the only play in baseball that both sides applaud. The – if the home team bunts, you get a base. The home team applauds because they get an out, and the other team applauds because they get a base. So what does that tell you?

“Bunting is usually a waste of time. The – generally, yeah, I mean, if you think about it, bunt is the only play in baseball that both sides applaud. The – if the home team bunts, you get a base. The home team applauds because they get an out, and the other team applauds because they get a base. So what does that tell you?” – Bill James

I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don’t think about it is when I’m playing it.

“I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don’t think about it is when I’m playing it.” – Carl Yastrzemski

I think I was the best baseball player I ever saw.

“I think I was the best baseball player I ever saw.” – Willie Mays

I chose baseball because to me baseball is the best game of all.

“I chose baseball because to me baseball is the best game of all.” – Dave Winfield

Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball.

“Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball.” – Jacques Barzun

Moms have always been a major part of a child’s baseball experience.

“Moms have always been a major part of a child’s baseball experience.” – John Pinkman

In baseball, you don’t know nothing.

“In baseball, you don’t know nothing.” – Yogi Berra

Baseball may be a religion full of magic, cosmic truth, and the fundamental ontological riddles of our time, but it’s also a job.

“Baseball may be a religion full of magic, cosmic truth, and the fundamental ontological riddles of our time, but it’s also a job.” – Bull Durham

There are three things you can do in a baseball game. You can win, or you can lose, or it can rain.

“There are three things you can do in a baseball game. You can win, or you can lose, or it can rain.” – Casey Stengel

In baseball, I was always in control of everything until I let the ball go.

“In baseball, I was always in control of everything until I let the ball go.” – Curt Schilling

You have to have a lot of little boy in you to play baseball for a living.

“You have to have a lot of little boy in you to play baseball for a living.” – Roy Campanella

I ain’t ever had a job, I just always played baseball.

“I ain’t ever had a job, I just always played baseball.” – Satchel Paige

The great thing about baseball is there’s a crisis every day.

“The great thing about baseball is there’s a crisis every day.” – Gabe Paul

Baseball is one of the most beautiful games. It is. It is a very Zen-like game.

“Baseball is one of the most beautiful games. It is. It is a very Zen-like game.” – Jim Jarmusch

Baseball is the only thing I can give you that might be worth something in your lives.

“Baseball is the only thing I can give you that might be worth something in your lives.” – Michael Dault

Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he’s losing; nobody wants to quit when you’re ahead.

“Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he’s losing; nobody wants to quit when you’re ahead.” – Jackie Robinson

Baseball is dull only to dull minds.

“Baseball is dull only to dull minds.” – Red Barber

In baseball, there’s always the next day.

“In baseball, there’s always the next day.” – Ryne Sandberg

Real ballplayers pass the stuffing by rolling it up in a ball and batting it across the table with a turkey leg.

“Real ballplayers pass the stuffing by rolling it up in a ball and batting it across the table with a turkey leg.” – Tom Swyers

Playing baseball for a living is like having a license to steal.

“Playing baseball for a living is like having a license to steal.” – Pete Rose

Baseball is a game of inches.

“Baseball is a game of inches.” – Branch Rickey

No baseball pitcher would be worth a darn without a catcher who could handle the hot fastball.

“No baseball pitcher would be worth a darn without a catcher who could handle the hot fastball.” – Casey Stengel

The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are so obsessed with them.

“The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are so obsessed with them.” – Hank Aaron

It is vital to understand that being a baseball mom doesn’t mean living through your child or undermining their efforts or abilities.

“It is vital to understand that being a baseball mom doesn’t mean living through your child or undermining their efforts or abilities.” – Stef Daniel

This is a great thing that’s happening in baseball. We don’t know if it will ever happen again.

“This is a great thing that’s happening in baseball. We don’t know if it will ever happen again.” – Mark McGwire

There’s nothing to it. Baseball isn’t that tough to play.

“There’s nothing to it. Baseball isn’t that tough to play.” – Red Schoendienst

As a baseball mom, you have to ensure your children persevere, making sure that they don’t become quitters in life when things don’t go their way.

“As a baseball mom, you have to ensure your children persevere, making sure that they don’t become quitters in life when things don’t go their way.” – Stef Daniel

Baseball is a good thing. Always was, always will be.

“Baseball is a good thing. Always was, always will be.” – Stephen King

Close don’t count in baseball. Close only counts in horseshoes and grenades.

“Close don’t count in baseball. Close only counts in horseshoes and grenades.” – Frank Robinson

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

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

I went through baseball as a player to be named later.

“I went through baseball as a player to be named later.” – Joe Garagiola

It never ceases to amaze me how many of baseball’s wounds are self-inflicted.

“It never ceases to amaze me how many of baseball’s wounds are self-inflicted.” – Bill Veeck

You can’t get real happy or real depressed when you play baseball. Baseball is a great sport in that it offers a player a lot of opportunities for atonement.

“You can’t get real happy or real depressed when you play baseball. Baseball is a great sport in that it offers a player a lot of opportunities for atonement.” – Mike Piazza

Baseball really is a glorified game of throw and catch. And if you don’t have guys who throw it really well, you can’t compete for long.

“Baseball really is a glorified game of throw and catch. And if you don’t have guys who throw it really well, you can’t compete for long.” – Tucker Elliot

Baseball is to our everyday experience what poetry often is to common speech — a slightly elevated and concentrated form.

“Baseball is to our everyday experience what poetry often is to common speech — a slightly elevated and concentrated form.” – Thomas Boswell

I can honestly say it took two full years for me to get over the fact that I was no longer a baseball player.

“I can honestly say it took two full years for me to get over the fact that I was no longer a baseball player.” – Nolan Ryan

That’s the beautiful thing about baseball. You can be any size and be successful.

“That’s the beautiful thing about baseball. You can be any size and be successful.” – Andrew Benintendi

If there are any curses left in baseball, they are all on the north side of Chicago.

“If there are any curses left in baseball, they are all on the north side of Chicago.” – Tucker Elliot

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

“The strongest thing that baseball has going for it today are its yesterdays.” – Lawrence Ritter

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

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

God knows I gave my best in baseball at all times and no man on earth can truthfully judge me otherwise.

“God knows I gave my best in baseball at all times and no man on earth can truthfully judge me otherwise.” – Shoeless Joe Jackson

If you’re going to play at all, you’re out to win. Baseball, board games, Jeopardy, I hate to lose.

“If you’re going to play at all, you’re out to win. Baseball, board games, Jeopardy, I hate to lose.” – Derek Jeter

One of the great things about baseball is that it can be played almost anywhere.

“One of the great things about baseball is that it can be played almost anywhere.” – Josh Leventhal

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

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

What you have to remember is that baseball isn’t a week or a month but a season—and a season is a long time.

“What you have to remember is that baseball isn’t a week or a month but a season—and a season is a long time.” – Chuck Tanner

Baseball is a simple game. If you have good players and if you keep them in the right frame of mind then the manager is a success.

“Baseball is a simple game. If you have good players and if you keep them in the right frame of mind then the manager is a success.” – Sparky Anderson

Doctors tell me I have the body of a thirty year old. I know I have the brain of a fifteen year old. If you’ve got both, you can play baseball.

“Doctors tell me I have the body of a thirty year old. I know I have the brain of a fifteen year old. If you’ve got both, you can play baseball.” – Pete Rose

You can’t think and hit at the same time.

“You can’t think and hit at the same time.” – Yogi Berra

No matter what I talk about, I always get back to baseball.

“No matter what I talk about, I always get back to baseball.” – Connie Mack

Life as a baseball or softball mom isn’t easy, but most would say it’s worth it, even in the heart of All-Stars season.

“Life as a baseball or softball mom isn’t easy, but most would say it’s worth it, even in the heart of All-Stars season.” – Brittany Gaines

Baseball is a team sport played by individuals for themselves.

“Baseball is a team sport played by individuals for themselves.” – Joe Torre

Life is like a baseball game. When you think a fastball is coming, you gotta be ready to hit the curve

“Life is like a baseball game. When you think a fastball is coming, you gotta be ready to hit the curve” – Jaja Q

Worrying about things you can’t control is a waste both on the baseball field and in life.

“Worrying about things you can’t control is a waste both on the baseball field and in life.” – Tom Swyers

Baseball hasn’t forgotten me. I go to a lot of old-timers games and I haven’t lost a thing. I sit in the bullpen and let people throw things at me. Just like old times.

“Baseball hasn’t forgotten me. I go to a lot of old-timers games and I haven’t lost a thing. I sit in the bullpen and let people throw things at me. Just like old times.” – Bob Uecker

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

“Baseball is a lot like life. It’s 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 has so much history and tradition. You can respect it, or you can exploit it for profit, but it’s still being made all over the place, all the time.

“Baseball has so much history and tradition. You can respect it, or you can exploit it for profit, but it’s still being made all over the place, all the time.” – Michael Lewis

You can’t be afraid to make errors! You can’t be afraid to be naked before the crowd, because no one can ever master the game of baseball, or conquer it. You can only challenge it.

“You can’t be afraid to make errors! You can’t be afraid to be naked before the crowd, because no one can ever master the game of baseball, or conquer it. You can only challenge it.” – Lou Brock

Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.

“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” – Babe Ruth

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

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

Baseball was 100% of my life.

“Baseball was 100% of my life.” – Ty Cobb

Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand.

“Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand.” – Leo Durocher

It was all I lived for, to play baseball.

“It was all I lived for, to play baseball.” – Mickey Mantle

There’s nothing like Opening Day. There’s nothing like the start of a new season.

“There’s nothing like Opening Day. There’s nothing like the start of a new season.” – George Brett

Baseball is a universal language. Catch the ball, throw the ball, hit the ball.

“Baseball is a universal language. Catch the ball, throw the ball, hit the ball.” – Pete Rose

If you have a bad day in baseball, and start thinking about it, you will have 10 more.

“If you have a bad day in baseball, and start thinking about it, you will have 10 more.” – Sammy Sosa

Love the game of baseball and baseball will love you.

“Love the game of baseball and baseball will love you.” – Babe Ruth

Baseball is more than a game to me, it’s a religion.

“Baseball is more than a game to me, it’s a religion.” – Bill Klem

In this game of baseball, you live by the sword and die by it. You hit and get hit. Remember that.

“In this game of baseball, you live by the sword and die by it. You hit and get hit. Remember that.” – Alvin Dark

There are only five things you can do in baseball—run, throw, catch, hit, and hit with power.

“There are only five things you can do in baseball—run, throw, catch, hit, and hit with power.” – Leo Durocher

I could have played baseball another year, but I would have been playing for the money, and baseball deserves better than that.

“I could have played baseball another year, but I would have been playing for the money, and baseball deserves better than that.” – George Brett

You could be a kid for as long as you want when you play baseball.

“You could be a kid for as long as you want when you play baseball.” – Cal Ripken Jr.

The formula for success is simple: practice and concentration then more practice and more concentration.

“The formula for success is simple: practice and concentration then more practice and more concentration.” – Babe Didrikson Zaharias

A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings.

“A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings.” – Earl Wilson

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.

“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

Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.

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

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.

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

Baseball is about talent, hard work, and strategy. But at the deepest level, it’s about love, integrity, and respect.

“Baseball is about talent, hard work, and strategy. But at the deepest level, it’s about love, integrity, and respect.” – Pat Gillick

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

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

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

“There is no room in baseball for discrimination. It is our national pastime and a game for all.” – Lou Gehrig

I’m going to do my best to help the team play hard and help the team win… I’m just coming to play baseball.

“I’m going to do my best to help the team play hard and help the team win… I’m just coming to play baseball.” – Asdrubal Cabrera

I watch a lot of baseball on the radio.

“I watch a lot of baseball on the radio.” – Gerald Ford

I owe baseball. Baseball don’t owe me a damn thing.

“I owe baseball. Baseball don’t owe me a damn thing.” – Pete Rose

When you step into the batter’s box, have nothing on your mind except baseball.

“When you step into the batter’s box, have nothing on your mind except baseball.” – Pete Rose

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