Famous Baseball Quotes

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Hitting – Quotes about Hitting a Baseball

Batting or Hitting a Baseball Quotes

“I’d rather try hitting a hummingbird than a knuckleball” – Pete Rose

“Every great batter works on the theory that the pitcher is more afraid of him than he is of the pitcher” – Ty Cobb

“Yes, he’s a prick, but he sure can hit. God Almighty, that man can hit!”  Babe Ruth talking about Ty Cobb

“You dumb hitters.  By the time you know what to do, you’re too old to do it.” Ted Williams

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

“A full mind is an empty bat.” – Branch Rickey

“See the ball; hit the ball.” – Pete Rose (After a nice game at the plate, I once asked Jose Canseco at the height of his success, how he hit some, seemingly, tough pitches…his answer: “See the ball, hit the ball.”

“Sometimes when I look down at that little white golf ball, I just wish it was moving” – Outfielder and Manager Dusty Baker

“I decided to pick out the greatest hitter to watch and study, and Jackson was good enough for me.”  Babe Ruth on Shoeless Joe Jackson

“I copied Jackson’s style because I thought he was the greatest hitter I had ever seen, the greatest natural hitter I ever saw. He’s the guy who made me a hitter.”  Babe Ruth talking about Shoeless Joe Jackson

“Trying to get a fast ball past Hank Aaron is like trying to get the sun past a rooster.” – Curt Simmons, 20 year Major League Pitcher

“Cardinal rule for all hitters with two strikes on them: Never trust the umpire.” – Robert Smith, Baseball Writer

“The pitcher has got only a ball. I’ve got a bat. So the percentage in weapons is in my favor and I let the fellow with the ball do the fretting.” – Hank Aaron

“Somebody once asked me if I ever went up to the plate trying to hit a home run.  I said, ‘Sure, every time.” – Mickey Mantle

“But god-damn, to think you’re a .300 hitter and end up at .237 in your last season, then find yourself looking at a lifetime .298 average – it made me want to cry.” Source: “The Mick” (Book) – Mickey Mantle

“My dad taught me to switch-hit. He and my grandfather, who was left-handed, pitched to me everyday after school in the back yard. I batted lefty against my dad and righty against my granddad.” – Mickey Mantle