Best 2 495 of Baseball quotes - MyQuotes
This new baseball is like a golf ball. I think there are going to be a lot more dents put in the wall at Fenway Park this year.
As history of any kind will tell us, when human beings get an opportunity to express their individual selves, a few selves will go completely over the top.
People say I don't have great tools. They say that I can't throw like Ellis Valentine or run like Tim Raines or hit with power like Mike Schmidt. Who can? I make up for it in other ways, by putting out a little bit more. That's my theory, to go through life hustling. In the big leagues, hustle usually means being in the right place at the right time. It means backing up a base. It means backing up your teammate. It means taking that headfirst slide. It means doing everything you can do to win a baseball game.
He hits from both sides of the plate. He's amphibious.
Well, baseball was my whole life. Nothing's ever been as fun as baseball.
W. P. Kinsella
Someone once described the pitching of a no-hit game as like catching lighting in a bottle.
When I played football, basketball and baseball, I was always a starter. I played baseball as the number three or number four hitter. Playing baseball, I was the third baseman or pitcher. Football, I was the quarterback. I was always versatile. It came to me naturally. It was always easy.
Look at misfortune the same way you look at success - Don't Panic! Do you best and forget the consequences.
These old ballparks are like cathedrals in America. We don't have big old Gothic cathedrals like they do in Europe. But we got baseball parks.
Here lies Mickey Mantle. Banned from baseball.
Ninety percent of this game is half mental.
I've never questioned the integrity of an umpire. Their eyesight, yes.
I've got a Don Baylor," J.T. said. "California sucks this year." Ralph snickered. "I wouldn't use a Baylor card to scrape dog shit off the street.
Baseball is the greatest of all team sports.
I'm a lucky guy and I'm happy to be with the Yankees. And I want to thank everyone for making this night necessary.
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
Professional baseball is on the wane. Salaries must come down or the interest of the public must be increased in some way.
His lips are against my ear and I feel the warmth of his body surrounding me, caging me in, comforting me.
Baseball caps never go out of style and are easy to wear. Beyond baseball, beyond sports, I really do think a baseball cap is for everyone.
Sometimes I'll be confident and go into a shop and say, "Hello, yeah, all right," and then the next day, if someone looks at me or talks to me, I just don't know what to do. If you're walking down the street with a baseball cap, you might be fine. But if you're in a pub and you see someone look at you, you think the worst thing in the world now is if they come over. It's a really weird feeling.
I thank heaven we have had baseball in this world... the kids... our national pastime.
Hello again, everybody... It's a bee-yoo-tiful day for baseball.
In an individual sport, yes, you have to win titles. Baseball's different. But basketball, hockey? One person can control the tempo of a game, can completely alter the momentum of a series. There's a lot of great individual talent.
The hats of all eras thrill me. People don't wear them anymore. So when you see an outfit completed by a hat (that's for men too) it's thrilling. Especially if it's a Cloche from the 20's or a "Peter Pan" from the 30's, a Homburg from the 50's, or a Stingy Brim from the 60's. It's time stamping. Today everybody just wants to wear a baseball cap!
I am convinced that being fully committed to the moment, without any worries about the past or projections into the future, is the best attribute a closer can have. You wonder why the shelf life of so many short relievers is, well, so short? Why guys can be unhittable for a year or two and then disappear? It's because it takes a ton of concentration, and self-belief, to stay in the moment in this way and not let the highs and lows mess with your psyche.
I'm a sports-watcher. I played football and baseball, coached baseball. So I watch those things.
The clock doesn't matter in baseball.
There are a lot of pitchers in baseball who should celebrate his life and what he did for the game of baseball.
We used to have an all-Black baseball team, all Black stars and when White folks took Jackie Robinson and brought him into the major league that was the beginning of the crushing of Black baseball teams and leagues.
It could be, it might be... It is, A home run!
The best thing about being a Yankee is getting to watch Reggie Jackson play every day. The worst thing about being a Yankee? Getting to watch Reggie Jackson play every day
That home run ties it up, 1-0.
What the hell has Hoover got to do with it? Besides, I had a better year than he did.
Cardinal rule for all hitters with two strikes on them: Never trust the umpire.
The last time Pena faced the Padres, the Dodgers scratched for a run to tie the game and then went on to win 4-0.
There is no room in baseball for discrimination. It is our national pastime and a game for all.
At the end, excitement maintained its hysteria.
Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back.
In all my years of play, I never saw an ump deliberately make an unfair decision. They really called them as they saw 'em.
George Bowering doesn’t play fair. Baseball Love is so good there is no memoir in the league that can go up against it. Bowering has a sense of story and an eye for detail that eliminate the possibility that he was a lousy second baseman. Reading a home run is fun.
The money I saved during baseball was probably all gone. I'm tapped out.
Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
Reggie Smith of the Dodgers and Gary Matthews of the homers hit Braves in that game.
In size the electron bears the same relation to an atom that a baseball bears to the earth. Or, as Sir Oliver Lodge puts it, if a hydrogen atom were magnified to the size of a church, an electron would be a speck of dust in that church.
Anybody involved in sports in Missouri knows it's a great sports state. It is a great sports state, particularly in basketball and baseball. Particularly. Not to demean football, but it's a baseball state and a basketball state.
Baseball is a game where you are always waiting, and then when something happens it's like turning a kaleidoscope when you were a kid.
Baseball is very big with my people. It figures. It's the only way we can get to shake a bat at a white man without starting a riot.
Love of Fenway itself may be as much a part of the Sox' 2.6 million annual attendance as Pedro (Martinez), Manny (Ramirez) and Nomar (Garciaparra)
Grass is the least rewarding of all status symbols... The grass does nothing but drink money, exhaust energies, crush spirits, destroy sleep, create tensions and interfere with the watching of baseball games, and sprout insolent signs ordering humans to keep off it.
I had an extremely boring time doing 20 to 30 trades a day while everyone was talking about baseball or basketball. So I stood there fantasizing about a device that could do the same thing I was doing.