90+ Best Inspirational Baseball Quotes & Saying Images

Do you like baseball? It’s a fantastic game, is not it, well, with playing, watching and having fun, add to your list the best baseball quotes ever.

Lots of quotations, sayings and pictures in one place, such as a baseball field (joke). It’s really wonderful for you and for fans of that game all over the Earth, USA, Australia, Canada, Cuba, Greece, India Ireland, Japan, South Korea, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Palau, Philippines, Puerto Rico Spain, United Kingdom, Venezuela.

Inspirational Baseball Quotes and Saying Images

Baseball Quotes , You know you're pitching

You know you’re pitching well when the batters look as bad as you do at the plate. ~ Duke Snider1975


Baseball Quotes , You know it's summertime

You know it’s summertime at Candlestick when the fog rolls in, the wind kicks up, and you see the center fielder slicing open a caribou to survive the ninth inning. ~ Bob Sarlette


Baseball Quotes , You don't save a pitcher for tomorrow

You don’t save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain. ~ Leo Durocherin New York Times, 16 May 1965


Baseball Quotes , Wives of ballplayers, when they teach

Wives of ballplayers, when they teach their children their prayers, should instruct them how to say: “God bless Mommy, God bless Daddy, God bless Babe Ruth. Babe Ruth has upped Daddy’s paycheck by fifteen to forty percent.” ~ Waite Hoyt


Baseball Quotes , When you're in a slump

When you’re in a slump, it’s almost as if you look out at the field and it’s one big glove. ~ Vance Law


Baseball Quotes , When we played softball

When we played softball, I’d steal second base, feel guilty and go back. ~ Woody Allen


Baseball Quotes , When they start the game

When they start the game, they don’t yell, “Work ball.” They say, “Play ball.” ~ Willie Stargell1981


Baseball Quotes , When Steve and I die, we are going

When Steve and I die, we are going to be buried in the same cemetery, 60-feet 6-inches apart. ~ Tim McCarverwho caught all of Steve Carlton’s games, 1977


Baseball Quotes , What we have are good gray ballplayers
Baseball Quotes

What we have are good gray ballplayers, playing a good gray game and reading the good gray Wall Street Journal. They have been brainwashed, dry-cleaned and dehydrated!… Wake up the echoes at the Hall of Fame and you will find that baseball’s immortals were a rowdy and raucous group of men who would climb down off their plaques and go rampaging through Cooperstown, taking spoils…. Deplore it if you will, but Grover Cleveland Alexander drunk was a better pitcher than Grover Cleveland Alexander sober. ~ Bill VeeckThe Hustler’s Handbook


Baseball Quotes , What are we at the park for except

What are we at the park for except to win? I’d trip my mother. I’d help her up, brusher her off, tell her I’m sorry. But mother don’t make it to third. ~ Leo Durocher


Baseball Quotes , Well, boys, it's a round ball and

Well, boys, it’s a round ball and a round bat and you got to hit the ball square. ~ Joe Schultz1969


Baseball Quotes , Watching a spring training game

Watching a spring training game is as exciting as watching a tree form its annual ring. ~ Jerry Izenberg


Baseball Quotes , Trying to sneak a pitch past Hank Aaron

Trying to sneak a pitch past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak a sunrise past a rooster. ~ Attributed to both Joe Adcock and Curt Simmons


Baseball Quotes , To have some idea what it's like

To have some idea what it’s like, stand in the outside lane of a motorway, get your mate to drive his car at you at 95 mph and wait until he’s 12 yards away, before you decide which way to jump. ~ Geoffrey Boycott1989, how a cricket batsman feels when facing a fast bowler


Baseball Quotes , To a pitcher, a base hit is the perfect

To a pitcher, a base hit is the perfect example of negative feedback. ~ Steve Hovley1969


Baseball Quotes , Though I like the various forms
Baseball Quotes

Though I like the various forms of football in the world, I don’t think they begin to compare with these two great Anglo-Saxon ball games for sophisticated elegance and symbolism. Baseball and cricket are beautiful and highly stylized medieval war substitutes, chess made flesh, a mixture of proud chivalry and base — in both senses — greed. With football we are back to the monotonous clashing armor of the brontosaurus. ~ John Fowles


Baseball Quotes , Things could be worse
Baseball Quotes

Things could be worse. Suppose your errors were counted and published every day, like those of a baseball player. ~ Author Unknown


Baseball Quotes , There ought to be some other means

There ought to be some other means of reckoning quality in this the best and loveliest of games; the scoreboard is an ass. ~ Neville CardusA Fourth Innings with Cardus, 1981, referring to cricket


Baseball Quotes , There are two theories on hitting

There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball. Unfortunately, neither of them work. ~ Charlie Lau1982


Baseball Quotes , The strongest thing that baseball
Baseball Quotes

The strongest thing that baseball has going for it today are its yesterdays. ~ Lawrence Ritter


Baseball Quotes , The season starts too early

The season starts too early and finishes too late and there are too many games in between. ~ Bill Veeck


Baseball Quotes , The place was always cold
Baseball Quotes

The place was always cold, and I got the feeling that the fans would have enjoyed baseball more if it had been played with a hockey puck. ~ Andre Dawsonon Montreal


Baseball Quotes , The greatest feeling in the world

The greatest feeling in the world is to win a major league game. The second-greatest feeling is to lose a major league game. ~ Chuck Tannerquoted in The Sporting News, 15 July 1985


Baseball Quotes , The great thing about baseball
Baseball Quotes

The great thing about baseball is that there’s a crisis every day. ~ Gabe Paul


Baseball Quotes , The designated hitter rule is like letting

The designated hitter rule is like letting someone else take Wilt Chamberlain’s free throws. ~ Rick Wise1974


Baseball Quotes , The best way to catch a knuckleball

The best way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until the ball stops rolling and then pick it up. ~ Bob Uecker


Baseball Quotes , That's the true harbinger of spring

That’s the true harbinger of spring, not crocuses or swallows returning to Capistrano, but the sound of a bat on a ball. ~ Bill Veeck1976


Baseball Quotes , That's baseball, and it's my game
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. ~ Humphrey Bogart


Baseball Quotes , Swing hard, in case they throw

Swing hard, in case they throw the ball where you’re swinging. ~ Duke Snider


Baseball Quotes , Strikeouts are boring — besides that

Strikeouts are boring — besides that, they’re fascist. Throw some ground balls. More democratic. ~ From the movie Bull Durham


Baseball Quotes , Some people are born on third

Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple. ~ Barry Switzer


Baseball Quotes , Sandy's fastball was so fast

Sandy’s fastball was so fast, some batters would start to swing as he was on his way to the mound. ~ Jim Murrayon Sandy Koufax


Baseball Quotes , Rooting for the Yankees is like rooting

Rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for the house in blackjack. ~ Adam Morrowquoted in Bill Simmons, “Letters from the Nation,” 20 October 2003


Baseball Quotes , Reading about baseball is a lot more
Baseball Quotes

Reading about baseball is a lot more interesting than reading about chess, but you have to wonder: Don’t any of these guys ever go fishing? ~ Dave Shiflettquoted in Houston Chronicle, 29 April 1990


Baseball Quotes , Pro-rated at 500 at-bats a year that means

Pro-rated at 500 at-bats a year that means that for two years out of the fourteen I played, I never even touched the ball. ~ Norm Cashon his 1,081 strikeouts


Baseball Quotes , Progress always involves risks

Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first. ~ Frederick B. Wilcox


Baseball Quotes , Poets are like baseball pitchers
Baseball Quotes

Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things. ~ Robert Frost


Baseball Quotes , Pitchers, like poets, are born

Pitchers, like poets, are born not made. ~ Cy Young


Baseball Quotes , One of the chief duties of the fan

One of the chief duties of the fan is to engage in arguments with the man behind him. This department of the game has been allowed to run down fearfully. ~ Robert Benchley


Baseball Quotes , Nolan Ryan is pitching much better

Nolan Ryan is pitching much better now that he has his curve ball straightened out. ~ Joe Garagiola


Baseball Quotes , No matter how good you are

No matter how good you are, you’re going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you’re going to win one-third of your games. It’s the other third that makes the difference. ~ Tommy Lasorda


Baseball Quotes , No game in the world is as tidy and
Baseball Quotes

No game in the world is as tidy and dramatically neat as baseball, with cause and effect, crime and punishment, motive and result, so cleanly defined. ~ Paul Gallico


Baseball Quotes , My dad taught me to switch-hit

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


Baseball Quotes , More than any other American sport
Baseball Quotes

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


Baseball Quotes , Love is the most important thing
Baseball Quotes

Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too. ~ Gregage 8


Baseball Quotes , Life will always throw you curves

Life will always throw you curves, just keep fouling them off… the right pitch will come, but when it does, be prepared to run the bases. ~ Rick Maksian


Baseball Quotes , It's a funny kind of month

It’s a funny kind of month, October. For the really keen cricket fan it’s when you discover that your wife left you in May. ~ Denis Norden


Baseball Quotes , It never ceases to amaze me how many

It never ceases to amaze me how many of baseball’s wounds are self-inflicted. ~ Bill VeeckThe Hustler’s Handbook


Baseball Quotes , It is well to remember that a Martian
Baseball Quotes

It is well to remember that a Martian observing his first baseball game would be quite correct in concluding that the last two words of the National Anthem are: PLAY BALL! ~ Herbert H. Paperin Cincinnati Enquirer, 2 April 1989


Baseball Quotes , It ain't nothin' till I call it

It ain’t nothin’ till I call it. ~ Bill Klemumpire


Baseball Quotes , It actually giggles at you as it goes by

It actually giggles at you as it goes by. ~ Rick Mondayon Phil Niekro’s knuckleball, quoted in Sports Illustrated, 1 August 1983


Baseball Quotes , In cricket, as in no other game

In cricket, as in no other game, a great master may well go back to the pavilion scoreless…. In no other game does the law of averages get to work so potently, so mysteriously. ~ Neville CardusCardus on the Ashes, 1989


Baseball Quotes , If a woman has to choose

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. ~ Dave Barry


Baseball Quotes , If a horse can't eat it, I don't want

If a horse can’t eat it, I don’t want to play on it. ~ Dick Allenon artificial turf, 1970


Baseball Quotes , I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional

I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks in batting practice. ~ Casey Stengel1967


Baseball Quotes , I know a man who is a diamond

I know a man who is a diamond cutter. He mows the lawn at Yankee Stadium. ~ Author Unknown


Baseball Quotes , I have observed that baseball
Baseball Quotes

I have observed that baseball is not unlike war, and when you get right down to it, we batters are the heavy artillery. ~ Ty Cobb


Baseball Quotes , I have discovered in twenty years

I have discovered in twenty years of moving around a ball park, that the knowledge of the game is usually in inverse proportion to the price of the seats. ~ Bill Veeck


Baseball Quotes , I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball

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


Baseball Quotes , I don't love baseball. I don't love most
Baseball Quotes

I don’t love baseball. I don’t love most of today’s players. I don’t love the owners. I do love, however, the baseball that is in the heads of baseball fans. I love the dreams of glory of 10-year-olds, the reminiscences of 70-year-olds. The greatest baseball arena is in our heads, what we bring to the games, to the telecasts, to reading newspaper reports. ~ Stan Isaacs“Diamond-Studded Memories,” Newsday, 9 April 1990


Baseball Quotes , I don't care how long you've been around

I don’t care how long you’ve been around, you’ll never see it all. ~ Bob Lemon1977


Baseball Quotes , I became a good pitcher when

I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it. ~ Sandy Koufax


Baseball Quotes , Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting

Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing. ~ Warren Spahn


Baseball Quotes , Hating the New York Yankees is as American

Hating the New York Yankees is as American as apple pie, unwed mothers and cheating on your income tax. ~ Mike Royko1981


Baseball Quotes , Every player should be accorded
Baseball Quotes

Every player should be accorded the privilege of at least one season with the Chicago Cubs. That’s baseball as it should be played — in God’s own sunshine. And that’s really living. ~ Alvin Dark


Baseball Quotes , During my 18 years I came to bat almost

During my 18 years I came to bat almost 10,000 times. I struck out about 1,700 times and walked maybe 1,800 times. You figure a ballplayer will average about 500 at bats a season. That means I played seven years without ever hitting the ball. ~ Mickey Mantle1970


Baseball Quotes , Every hitter likes fastballs

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. ~ Reggie Jackson


Baseball Quotes , Don't tell me about the world
Baseball Quotes

Don’t tell me about the world. Not today. It’s springtime and they’re knocking baseball around fields where the grass is damp and green in the morning and the kids are trying to hit the curve ball. ~ Pete Hamill


Baseball Quotes , Don't park in the spaces marked

Don’t park in the spaces marked, “Reserved for Umpires.” ~ John McSherry


Baseball Quotes , Don't forget to swing hard

Don’t forget to swing hard, in case you hit the ball. ~ Woodie Held


Baseball Quotes , Confucius say Baseball
Baseball Quotes

Confucius say: “Baseball wrong — man with four balls cannot walk.” ~ Author Unknown


Baseball Quotes , Being with a woman all night never
Baseball Quotes

Being with a woman all night never hurt no professional baseball player. It’s staying up all night looking for a woman that does him in. ~ Casey Stengel


Baseball Quotes , Basketball, hockey and track meets

Basketball, hockey and track meets are action heaped upon action, climax upon climax, until the onlooker’s responses become deadened. Baseball is for the leisurely afternoons of summer and for the unchanging dreams. ~ Roger Kahn


Baseball Quotes , Baseball, to me, is still the national
Baseball Quotes

Baseball, to me, is still the national pastime because it is a summer game. I feel that almost all Americans are summer people, that summer is what they think of when they think of their childhood. I think it stirs up an incredible emotion within people. ~ Steve Busbyin Washington Post, 8 July 1974


Baseball Quotes , Baseball was made for kids
Baseball Quotes

Baseball was made for kids, and grown-ups only screw it up. ~ Bob Lemon


Baseball Quotes , Baseball isn't a business

Baseball isn’t a business, it’s more like a disease. ~ Walter F. O’Malley


Baseball Quotes , Baseball is very big with my people

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. ~ Dick Gregory


Baseball Quotes , Baseball is too much of a sport to be called

Baseball is too much of a sport to be called a business, and too much of a business to be called a sport. ~ Philip Wrigley


Baseball Quotes , Baseball is the only sport I know that when you're

Baseball is the only sport I know that when you’re on offense, the other team controls the ball. ~ Ken HarrelsonSports Illustrated, 6 September 1976


Baseball Quotes , Baseball is the only major sport that appears

Baseball is the only major sport that appears backwards in a mirror. ~ George CarlinBrain Droppings, 1997


Baseball Quotes , Baseball is the only field of endeavor

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


Baseball Quotes , Baseball is like a poker game

Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he’s losing; nobody wants you to quit when you’re ahead. ~ Jackie Robinson


Baseball Quotes , Baseball is an island of activity

Baseball is an island of activity amidst a sea of statistics. ~ Author Unknown


Baseball Quotes , Baseball is a fun game

Baseball is a fun game. It beats working for a living. ~ Phil Linz


Baseball Quotes , Baseball happens to be a game

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns. ~ John LeonardNew York Times, 2 November 1975


Baseball Quotes , Back then, my idol was Bugs Bunny

Back then, my idol was Bugs Bunny, because I saw a cartoon of him playing ball — you know, the one where he plays every position himself with nobody else on the field but him? Now that I think of it, Bugs is still my idol. You have to love a ballplayer like that. ~ Nomar Garciaparra


Baseball Quotes , A mystique of history and heritage

A mystique of history and heritage surrounds the New York Yankees. It’s like the old days revived. We’re loved and hated, but always in larger doses than any other team. We’re the only team in any sport whose name and uniform and insignia are synonymous with their entire sport all over the world…. the Yankees mean baseball to more people than all the other teams combined. ~ Paul Blairquoted in Washington Post, 22 June 1978


Baseball Quotes , A hot dog at the ballgame beats

A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz. ~ Humphrey Bogart


Baseball Quotes , A good cigar is like a beautiful chick

A good cigar is like a beautiful chick with a great body who also knows the American League box scores. ~ M*A*S*H, Klinger, “Bug-Out,” 1976


Baseball Quotes , A baseball park is the one place

A baseball park is the one place where a man’s wife doesn’t mind his getting excited over somebody else’s curves. ~ Brendan Francis


Baseball Quotes , A baseball game is simply a nervous

A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings. ~ Earl Wilson


Baseball Quotes , A ball player's got to be kept hungry

A ball player’s got to be kept hungry to become a big-leaguer. That’s why no boy from a rich family ever made the big leagues. ~ Joe DiMaggioquoted in New York Times, 30 April 1961


Baseball Quotes , [L]ike those special afternoons

[L]ike those special afternoons in summer when you go to Yankee Stadium at two o’clock in the afternoon for an eight o’clock game. It’s so big, so empty and so silent that you can almost hear the sounds that aren’t there. ~ Ray Miller


Baseball Quotes , [A knuckleball is] a curve ball that doesn't

[A knuckleball is] a curve ball that doesn’t give a damn. ~ Jimmy Cannon

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