Baseball Quotes

Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.- Satchel Paige

You win a few, you lose a few. Some get rained out. But you got to dress for all of them.- Satchel Paige

Ain't no man can avoid being born average, but there ain't no man got to be common.- Satchel Paige

It ain't over till it's over.- Yogi Berra

You observe a lot by watching.- Yogi Berra

My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging. - Hank Aaron

Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.- Bo Jackson

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime. - Babe Ruth

Winners make goals, losers make excuses.- Anonymous

Since baseball time is measured only in outs, all you have to do is succeed utterly; keep hitting, keep the rally alive, and you have defeated time. You remain forever young. -Roger Angell

Ideally, the umpire should combine the integrity of a Supreme Court judge, the physical agility of an acrobat, the endurance of Job and the imperturbability of Buddha. - Time Magazine

Kids today are looking for idols, but sometimes they look too far... They don't have to look any farther than their home because those are the people that love you. They are the real heroes. - Bobby Bonilla

That's the true harbinger of spring, not crocuses or swallows returning to Capistrano, but the sound of a bat on the ball. - Bill Veeck

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives. - Jackie Robinson

Baseball is the only thing beside the paper clip that hasn't changed. - Bill Veeck

When I was a small boy in Kansas, a friend of mine and I went fishing.... I told him I wanted to be a real Major League Baseball Player, a genuine professional like Honus Wagner. My friend said that he'd like to be President of the United States. Neither of us got our wish. - Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is. - Bob Feller

One of the beautiful things about baseball is that every once in a while you come into a situation where you want to, and where you have to, reach down and prove something. - Nolan Ryan

No one can stop a home run. No one can understand what it really is, unless you have felt it in your own hands and body.... As the ball makes its high, long arc beyond the playing field, the diamond and the stands suddenly belong to one man. In that brief, brief time, you are free of all demands an complications. - Sadaharu Oh

Nothing flatters me more than to have it assumed that I could write prose-unless it be to have it assumed that I once pitched a baseball with distinction. - Robert Frost

You don't save pitchers for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain. - Leo Durocher

Any time you think you have the game conquered the game will turn around and punch you right in the nose. - Mike Schmidt

I'm never satisfied. I can't stand satisifaction. To me, greatness comes from that quest for perfection. - Mike Schmidt

The only way to prove you're a good sport is to lose. - Ernie Banks

You start chasing a ball and your brain immediately commands your body to Run forward! Bend! Scoop up the ball! Peg it to first! Then your body says who me? - Joe DiMaggio

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. - Jim Bouton

I was never nervous when I had the ball, but when I let go I was scared to death. - Lefty Gomez

I don't get upset over things I can't control, because if I can't control them there's no use getting upset. And I don't get upset over the things I can control, because if I can control them there's no use in getting upset. - Mickey Rivers

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