Baseball Quotes and Sayings

Posted by Brian

A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz.

A baseball manager is a necessary evil.

A hitter’s impatience is the pitcher’s biggest advantage.

All baseball fans can be divided into two groups: those who come to batting practice and the others. Only those in the first category have much chance of amounting to anything.

Any person claiming to be a baseball fan who does not also claim to have invented the quickest, simplest and most complete method of keeping score probably is a fraud.

Baseball is the only thing beside the paper clip that hasn’t changed.

Baseball is a game of inches.

Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?

Baseball is religion without the mischief.

Baseball is the only place in life where a sacrifice is really appreciated.

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.

Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.

Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.

Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.

I don’t want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it.

I swing big, with everything I’ve got. I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can.

In baseball, you can’t kill the clock. You’ve got to give the other man his chance. That’s why this is the greatest game.

Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too.

More than any other American sport, baseball creates the magnetic, addictive illusion that it can almost be understood.

Managing is like holding a dove in your hand. Squeeze too hard and you kill it, not hard enough and it flies away.

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.

The best possible thing in baseball is winning the World Series. The second best thing is losing the World Series.

The saddest day of the year is the day baseball season ends.

The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love.

There is no room in baseball for discrimination. It is our national pastime and a game for all.

When you step into the batter’s box, have nothing on your mind except baseball.

When they start the game, they don’t yell, “Work ball.” They say, “Play ball.”

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.

You don’t save pitchers for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain.

You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possible be – in baseball and in life.

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