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Baseball Quotes

Here are some of the all-time favorite baseball quotes. There are many familiar baseball names that appear throughout the quotes. There are also some quotes from people you would not expect. Enjoy!

This is a game to be savored, not gulped. There's time to discuss everything between pitches or between innings.
Bill Veeck

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

There have been only two geniuses in the world: Willie Mays and Willie Shakespeare.
Tallulah Bankhead

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

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

A baseball fan has the digestive apparatus of a billy goat. He can, and does, devour any set of diamond statistics with insatiable appetite and then nuzzles hungrily for more.
Arthur Daley

You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the goddamn plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all.
Earl Weaver

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 Mantle

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

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

I didn't get over 1300 walks without knowing the strike zone.
Wade Boggs

Sandy's fastball was so fast, some batters would start to swing as he was on his way to the mound.
Jim Murray

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

What does a mama bear on the pill have in common with the World Series? No cubs.
Harry Caray

This is nothing. I've got nine writers standing here. McGwire had 200 writers when he had 30 home runs.
Barry Bonds

No one wants to hear about the labor pains, they just want to see the baby.
Lou Brock

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

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