Famous Baseball Quotes
That's baseball, and it's my game. Y' know, you take your worries to the game, and you leave 'em there. You yell like crazy for your guys. It's good for your lungs, gives you a lift, and nobody calls the cops. Pretty girls, lots of 'em.
By Humphrey Bogart on Baseball
I've come to the conclusion that the two most important things in life are good friends and a good bullpen.
By Bob Lemon on Bullpens
Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?
By Jim Bouton on Football
I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it.
By Rogers Hornsby on Golf
A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz.
By Humphrey Bogart on Hot Dogs
Baseball was made for kids, and grown-ups only screw it up.
By Bob Lemon on Kids
You see, you spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.
By Jim Bouton on Life
Baseball is the only major sport that appears backwards in a mirror.
By George Carlin on Mirror
A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings.
By Earl Wilson on Nervous Breakdown
Every hitter likes fastballs, just like everybody likes ice cream. But you don't like it when someone's stuffing it into you by the gallon. That's what it feels like when Nolan Ryan's thrown balls by you.
By Reggie Jackson on Nolan Ryan
Nolan Ryan is pitching much better now that he has his curve ball straightened out.
By Joe Garagiola on Nolan Ryan
With those who don't give a damn about baseball, I can only sympathize. I do not resent them. I am even willing to concede that many of them are physically clean, good to their mothers and in favor of world peace. But while the game is on, I can't think of anything to say to them.
By Art Hill on Non-Fans
Baseball is the only sport I know that when you're on offense, the other team controls the ball.
By Ken Harrelson on Offense
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.
By Bill Veeck on Order
It's hard to win a pennant, but it's harder losing one.
By Chuck Tanner on Pennants
Good pitching will beat good hitting any time, and vice versa.
By Bob Veale on Pitching
Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things.
By Robert Frost on Poets
When you're in a slump, it's almost as if you look out at the field and it's one big glove.
By Vance Law on Slumps
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.
By Rogers Hornsby on Spring
Watching a spring training game is as exciting as watching a tree form its annual ring.
By Jerry Izenberg on Spring Training
I'm convinced that every boy, in his heart, would rather steal second base than an automobile.
By Tom Clark on Stealing
When we played softball, I'd steal second base, feel guilty and go back.
By Woody Allen on Stealing
Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
By Ted Williams on Success
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.
By Dave Barry on Women
Baseball is a fun game. It beats working for a living.
By Phil Linz on Working