Famous Baseball Quotes

We love baseball and hope to be a resource of famous baseball quotes for you!

Classic Baseball Quotes

Famous Baseball Quotes

“There are only two seasons, winter and baseball.” – Bill Veeck

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

Hit ’em where they ain’t.” – Wee Willie Keeler

“Baseball is too much of a sport to be called a business and too much of a business to be called a sport” – Phil Wrigley Cubs Owner

“A good umpire is the umpire you don’t even notice” – Ban Johnson American League President

“There is always some kid who may be seeing me play for the first or last time, I owe him my best.” – Joe DiMaggio

“If you don’t play to win, why keep score?” – Vernon Law Pirates Pitcher

“It ain’t over till it’s over” Yogi Berra

All I want out of life is that when I walk down the street, folks will say, “There goes the greatest hitter who ever lived” – Ted Williams

“I’d rather be lucky than good” Pitcher Red Barrett

“I’d like to thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee.” – Oct. 1,1949 Yankee Stadium, Joe DiMaggio Day

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

“Yet today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.”  Lou Gehrig July 4,1939

Satchel Paige claims to be the best pitcher of all time, although not necessarily the fastest. That distinction, he was quoted in the 1960’s, belongs to Cool Papa Bell. “Cool Papa was so fast he could get into bed before the room got dark.”  Muhammad Ali used this quote in the ’70’s after Satchel.  The quote probably originated from a vaudeville act in the ’20’s.

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

“Nice guys finish last.” – Leo Durocher, NY Giants Manager aka “Leo the Lip”

“It’s a great day for a ball game; let’s play two!” – Ernie Banks

“If you’re not practicing, somebody else is, somewhere, and he’ll be ready to take your job.” – Brooks Robinson

“If I knew I’d live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.” – Mickey Mantle