Famous Baseball Quotes

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Inspirational Baseball Quotes

Motivational or Life Quotes about the Game of Baseball

“The best thing about baseball is that you can do something about yesterday tomorrow” – Infielder Manny Trillo

“The minute you’re satisfied with where you are, you aren’t there anymore.” – Tony Gwynn

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

“The best possible thing in baseball is winning the World Series.  The second best thing is losing the World Series.” – Tommy Lasorda, Dodger Manager

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

“It brings to mind a story Mickey liked to tell on himself.  He pictured himself at the pearly gates, met by St. Peter, who shook his head and said, “Mick, we checked the record.  We know some of what went on.  Sorry, we can’t let you in, but before you go, God wants to know if you’d sign these six dozen baseballs.” – Bob Costas talking about Mickey Mantle

“One reason I have always loved baseball so much is that it has been not merely the great national game, but really a part of the whole weather of our lives, of the thing that is our own, of the whole fabric, the million memories of America” – Author Tom Wolfe

“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there is no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” – Derek Jeter

“There are three types of baseball players:  1. Those who wonder what happens.  2. Those who watch it happen.  3. Those who make it happen.”  – Tommy Lasorda, Dodger Manager

“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.” – Maya Angelou

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” – Tommy Lasorda, Dodger Manager

“Well, baseball was my whole life. Nothing’s ever been as fun as baseball.” – Mickey Mantle

“In the beginning, there was no baseball, but ever since, there have been few beginnings as good as the start of a new baseball season.  It’s the most splendid time in sport” – Writer B.J. Phillips

“Good players feel the kind of love for the game that they did when they were Little Leaguers.” – Pitcher Tom Seaver

“Nobody ever said, “Work Ball”. They say, “Play Ball!” To me, that means having fun!” – Willie Stargell

“Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game.” – Jacques Barzun, American Historian

“In the great department store of life, baseball is the toy department.”  – Anonymous

“Being an umpire is like being a king. It prepares you for nothing.” – Ron Luciano

“A baseball fan is a spectator sitting 500 feet from home plate, who can see better than an umpire standing five feet away.” – Anonymous

“Back then, if you had a sore arm, the only people concerned were you and your wife. Now it’s you, your wife, your agent, your investment counselor, your stockbroker, and your publisher.” – Jim Bouton

“A ball player has to be kept hungry to become a big leaguer. That’s why no boy from a rich family has ever made the big leagues.” – Joe DiMaggio, NY Times April 30,1961

“For the parent of a little Leaguer, a baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into innings.” – Earl Wilson

“It’s unbelievable how much you don’t know about the game you’ve been playing all your life.” – Mickey Mantle

“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.” – Bill Veeck

“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

“Hello again, everybody. It’s a bee-yooo-tiful day for baseball.” – Harry Caray

“I don’t care who you are, you hear those boos.”  – Mickey Mantle

“You never have to wait long, or look far, to be reminded of how thin the line is between being a hero or a goat.” – Mickey Mantle