Baseball Quotes and Sayings

There are three types of players. The ones who don’t know what’s happening. The ones who watch what’s happening. And the ones who make it happen.

Submitted by: Julianna on October 16, 2011

It’s not how hard you practice when somebody is watching, it’s how hard you practice when nobody is watching.

Submitted by: dillon on March 2, 2012

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

Baseball is like church. Many attend few understand.
– Leo Durocher

Baseball is a game of inches.
– Branch Rickey

Baseball is not a game, it’s a passion.

Submitted by: Jeff on March 29, 2012

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


It ain’t over till it’s over.
Yogi Berra

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

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

They give you a spherical ball, a cylindrical bat, and what do they tell you to do? Square it up.

Submitted by: Jim on July 27, 2012

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

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

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

The saddest day of the year is the day baseball season ends.
– Tommy Lasorda


Play hard or don’t play at all.

Submitted by: Nickolas Lopez on August 27, 2013

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.
– Jim Bouton

Baseball is religion without the mischief.
– Thomas Boswell

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

You can’t hit what you can’t see.
– Walter Johnson

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

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

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

Baseball statistics are like a bikini. They show you a lot. But they don’t show you everything.

Submitted by: Stu Bogue on June 9, 2013

The harder you work the luckier you get.

Submitted by: Carter sabo on June 2, 2013

Hitting is 50% above the shoulders.
– Ted Williams

A baseball manager is a necessary evil.
– Sparky Anderson

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

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

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

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