Baseball Quotes

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Baseball Quotes

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"Please keep in mind that your child's ability to grow, can be dependant upon your praise and encouragement. I only ask that you try not to show any anger or disappointment to your child when they do not perform as well as you would like them to. They are in this league to learn the basics and fundamentals of the sport in season along with good sportsmanship. If you have an opportunity to make things better, and you don't do that, you are wasting your time on this earth."
Roberto Clemente...
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"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives."
Jackie Robinson...
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"Nobody ever said, "Work ball!" They say, "Play ball!" To me, that means having fun."
Willie Stargell
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"Kids today are looking for idols, but sometimes they look too far... They don't have to look any farther than their home because those are the people that love you. They are the real heroes."
Bobby Bonilla
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"There is no room in baseball for discrimination. It is our national pastime and a game for all."
Lou Gehrig
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"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
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"Associate with those who help you believe in yourself."
"Take time to thank everyone who has helped you along the way."
Brooks Robinson
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"Don't be afraid to take advice. There's always something new to learn."
Babe Ruth
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"Hitting is 50% above the shoulders."
"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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"When you step into the batter's box, have nothing on your mind except baseball."
"A hitter's impatience is the pitcher's biggest advantage."
"You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possibly be – in baseball and in life."
Pete Rose
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"Little League is great because it keeps parents off the streets.
"This is like deja vu all over again."
"You can observe a lot just by watchin'."
"In baseball, you don't know nothin'."
"How can you think and hit at the same time?"
"Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical"
"The other teams could make trouble for us if they win."
"I never blame myself when I'm not hitting. I just blame the bat, and if it keeps up, I change bats.
After all, if I know it isn't my fault that I'm not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?"
"It ain't the heat; it's the humility."
"The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase."
"I didn't really say everything I said."
"The future ain't what it used to be "
"It gets late early out here"
"It ain't over till it's over."
Yogi Berra
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"Different people, different backgrounds, different ideals... We walk in different doors at the beginning of the day, and we walk out of different doors at the end of the day. But when it is time to go out on that field, we all go through the same door."
Scott Rolen
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"Put the right pitching mechanics together with good health, and there's nothing surprising about lasting a long time."
Nolan Ryan
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"Show me a guy who's afraid to look bad and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time."
Lou Brock
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"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 reviews."
Sandy Koufax
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"Always root for the winner. That way you won't be disappointed."
"Ya Gotta Believe!"
Tug McGraw
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"I believe in the Rip Van Winkle Theory: that a man from 1910 must be able to wake up after being asleep for seventy years, walk into a ballpark and understand baseball perfectly."
Bowie Kuhn, Commissioner of Baseball (1969-1984)
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"If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there are men on base"
Dave Barry
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In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept destructive criticism. Without 100 percent dedication, you won't be able to do this.
Willie Mays
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A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings.
Earl Wilson
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Baseball was made for kids, and grown-ups only screw it up.
Bob Lemon
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I'm convinced that every boy, in his heart, would rather steal second base than an automobile.
Tom Clark
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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
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A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz.
Humphrey Bogart
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