82+ Best Baseball Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Baseball is a game played especially in North America by two teams of nine players, in which a player hits a ball with a bat and tries to run around four bases on a large field before the other team returns the ball. Inspirational baseball quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Most Famous Baseball Quotes

That’s the beautiful thing about baseball. You can be any size and be successful. Andrew Benintendi

Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game! Babe Ruth

I played my best every day. You never know when someone may be seeing you play for the first time. Joe DiMaggio

How you played in yesterday’s game is all that counts. Jackie Robinson

The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it’s a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good and that could be again. James Earl Jones

It’s not what you achieve, it’s what you overcome. That’s what defines your career. Carlton Fisk

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

If you look good, you feel good, If you feel good, you play good, If you play good, they pay good. Deion Sanders

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 7 years without ever hitting the ball. Mickey Mantle

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

Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. Babe Ruth

You may glory in a team triumphant, but you fall in love with a team in defeat. Losing after great striving is the story of a man, who was born to sorrow, whose sweetest songs tell of saddest thought, and who, if he is a hero, does nothing in life as becomingly as leaving it. Roger Kahn

People out there said I was too small. It’s those kinds of moments that pushed me to be where I’m at right now. Tim Lincecum

There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do – and I believe that. Derek Jeter

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. Babe Ruth

You may not think you’re going to make it. You may want to quit. But if you keep your eye on the ball, you can accomplish anything. Hank Aaron

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Motivational Baseball Quotes

It’s the mathematical potential for a single game to last forever, in a suspended world where no clock rules the day, that aligns baseball as much with the dead as the living. Bill Vaughn

Baseball is such a tough game, it really humbles you at times, you just have to try not to get too high or too low. Chase Utley

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

You can’t get real happy or real depressed when you play baseball. Baseball is a great sport in that it offers a player a lot of opportunities for atonement. Mike Piazza

The next time someone whines that baseball doesn’t have enough action, you can do two things: first, explain the planning, strategizing, calculating, and deception that place before every pitch. Then quote Hall-of-Fame announcer Red Barber: Baseball is dull only to dull minds. Zack Hample

Competing at the highest level is not about winning. It’s about preparation, courage, understanding, and nurturing your people, and heart. Winning is the result. Joe Torre

Hello again, everybody… It’s a bee-yoo-tiful day for baseball. Harry Caray

Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games. Babe Ruth

Close don’t count in baseball. Close only counts in horseshoes and grenades. Frank Robinson

I feel that the most important requirement in success is learning to overcome failure. You must learn to tolerate it, but never accept it. Reggie Jackson

When you’ve learned to believe in yourself, there’s no telling how good a player you can be. That’s because you have the mental edge. Rod Karew

Play this game like the 8-year-old you used to be, dreaming to play in the show. Heart, passion, and fire! Remember where you came from. Bryce Harper

I want to be remembered as a ballplayer who gave all I had to give. Roberto Clemente

That moment, when you first lay eyes on that field – The Monster, the triangle, the scoreboard, the light tower Big Mac bashed, the left-field grass where Ted (Williams) once roamed – it all defines to me why baseball is such a magical game Jayson Stark

I do what I’ve trained my whole life to do. I watch the ball. I keep my eye on the ball. I never stop watching. I watch it as it sails past me and lands in the catcher’s mitt, a perfect and glorious strike three. Barry Lyga

I was told I would never make it because I’m too short. Well, I’m still too short, but I’ve got 10 All-Star games, two World Series championships, and I’m a very happy and contented guy. It doesn’t matter what your height is, it’s what’s in your heart. Kirby Puckett

I’d walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball. Pete Rose

If my uniform doesn’t get dirty, I haven’t done anything in the baseball game. Rickey Henderson

I’m just thankful for everything, all the blessings in my life, trying to stay that way. I think that’s the best way to start your day and finish your day. It keeps everything in perspective. Tim Tebow

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

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

It’s a game, and that’s how I am going to treat it. Ken Griffey Jr.

Teamwork Baseball Quotes

You know, a lot of people say they didn’t want to die until the Red Sox won the World Series. Well, there could be a lot of busy ambulances tomorrow. Johnny Damon

If there was magic in this world, it happened within sight of the three bases and home plate. […] Wrigley [stadium]was a field of dreams. Dreams of eternal glory for the men who ran to the outfield, who took their respective bases, and prepared for battle against those who would dare enter their hallowed realm. Dreams for the kids in the stands, all wanting to don a uniform, kiss their mom’s goodbye, and wield their bats as enchanted weapons destined to knock the cover off the ball. Tee Morris

There is no time to fool around when you practice. Every drill must have a purpose. Albert Pujols

In baseball, my theory is to strive for consistency, not to worry about the numbers. If you dwell on statistics you get shortsighted; if you aim for consistency, the numbers will be there at the end. Tom Seaver

I don’t fraternize with players when it’s time to hit. I’m preparing for the game. It’s the most important time of the day. Albert Belle

Nobody wanted me. Scouts told me to go to school, to forget baseball. Coaches said, ‘You’re never going to make it.’ I appreciated their honesty because I think when someone tells you something you may not like, you have to use that as fuel for motivation. Mike Piazza

Baseball was different. Schwartz thought of it as Homeric – not a scrum but a series of isolated contests. Batter versus pitcher, fielder versus ball. You couldn’t storm around, snorting and slapping people, the way Schwartz did while playing football.You stood and waited and tried to still your mind. When your moment came, you had to be ready. Chad Harbach

It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. It took one afternoon on the golf course. Hank Aaron

You never know what’s going to happen… And that’s the fun of it!! That’s what baseball’s all about!! Keiichi Arawi

A winner is somebody who goes out there every day and exhausts himself trying to get something accomplished. Joe Torre

If you’re not practicing, somebody else is, somewhere, and he’ll be ready to take your job. Brooks Robinson

I like to be against the odds. I’m not afraid to be lonely at the top. Barry Bonds

Winning depends on where you put your priorities. It’s usually best to put them over the fence. Jason Giambi

Athletes are born winners, there not born losers, and the sooner you understand this, the faster you can take on a winning attitude and become successful in life. Charles R. Sledge Jr.

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. Babe Ruth

The first and last duty of the lover of the game of baseball, whether in the stands or on the field, is the same as that of the lover of life itself: to pay attention to it. When it comes to the position of catcher, as all but fools and shortstops will freely acknowledge, this solemn requirement is doubled. Michael Chabon

Slumps are like a soft bed. They’re easy to get into and hard to get out of. Johnny Bench

Pressure is a word that is misused in our vocabulary. When you start thinking of pressure, it’s because you’ve started to think of failure. Tommy Lasorda

Every great batter works on the theory that the pitcher is more afraid of him than he is of the pitcher. Ty Cobb

Never allow the circumstances of your life to become an excuse. People will allow you to do it. But I believe we have a personal obligation to make the most of the abilities we have. Jim Abbott

In playing ball, and in life, a person occasionally gets the opportunity to do something great. When that time comes, only two things matter: being prepared to seize the moment and having the courage to take your best swing. Hank Aaron

They say some of my stars drink whiskey. But I have found that the ones who drink milkshakes don’t win many ball games. Fred McMane

Playing baseball for pay – home run. Teaching kids to play the game – priceless Jack Perconte

Baseball is not life. It is a fiction, a metaphor. And a ballplayer is a man who agrees to uphold that metaphor as though lives were at stake. David James Duncan

On the baseball diamond, if nowhere else, America was truly a classless society. DiMaggio’s grace embodied the democracy of our dreams. David Halberstam

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

To succeed in baseball, as in life, you must make adjustments. Ken Griffey Jr.

Baseball is a game of the soul. Pedro Martinez

I want people to expect more from me because I expect more. If you don’t set goals high, you’re not trying. Todd Helton

You don’t need to have a perfect ending to be happy. Prince Fielder

You should seek approval from yourself. Ichiro Suzuki

Load up your mind with pictures capturing your preferred tomorrow. Put the remembrances of the past in a place where they won’t block your view. Gary Carter

Sometimes, in a tight game with runners on, digging in at short, ready to break with the ball, a peace I’d never felt before would paralyze the diamond. For a moment of eternal stillness, I felt as if I were cocked at the very heart of the Midwest. Stuart Dybek

Baseball really is a glorified game of throw and catch. And if you don’t have guys who throw it really well, you can’t compete for long. Tucker Elliot

Sandor Boatly had never guessed that, properly played, baseball consisted of mathematics, geometry, art, philosophy, ballet, and carnival, all intertwined like the mystical ribbons of color in a rainbow. W.P. Kinsella

[Baseball] is a game with a lot of waiting in it; it is a game with increasingly heightened anticipation of increasingly limited action John Irving

Oh, to be a center fielder, a center fielder – and nothing more. Philip Roth

Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter. Satchel Paige

A no-hitter is a freaky thing,’ Tweet said. ‘Most of the greatest pitchers never pitched one. It’s a combination of a lot of little accidents. Duane Decker

I can’t stand satisfaction. To me, greatness comes from that quest for perfection. Mike Schmidt

Don’t ever let the pressure exceed the pleasure. Joe Maddon

Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but how we react to what happens, not by what life brings us but the attitude we bring to life. Wade Boggs

You’ve gotta find a way to get out of your own way, so you can progress in life. Steve Carlton

Luck is the by-product of busting your fanny. Don Sutton

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