Baseball Quotes and Sayings

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

It ain’t like football. You can’t make up no trick plays.
Yogi Berra

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

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

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

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

Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can’t get you off.
– Bill Veeck


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

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

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

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

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

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