Baseball Quotes and Sayings

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

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

I remember one time going out to the mound to talk with Bob Gibson. He told me to get back behind the batter, that the only thing I knew about pitching was that it was hard to hit.
– Tim McCarver

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.
– Thomas Boswell

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

Baseball is a game of inches.
– Branch Rickey

I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks in batting practice.
– Casey Stengel

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

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.
– Earl Weaver

My pitching philosophy is simple – keep the ball way from the bat.
– Satchel Paige

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A hitter’s impatience is the pitcher’s biggest advantage.
– Pete Rose

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

It’s hard to win a pennant, but it’s harder losing one.
– Chuck Tanner

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.
– Rogers Hornsby

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

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

You can’t think and hit at the same time.
Yogi Berra

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

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

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

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