79+ 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

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

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

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

My heroes, my dreams, and my future lie in Yankee Stadium and they can’t take that from me. – Derek Jeter

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

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

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

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

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

You can’t just beat a team, you have to leave a lasting impression in their minds so they never want to see you again. – Mia Hamm

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

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

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

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 swing big, with everything I’ve got. I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can. – Babe Ruth

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

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

The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love. – Bryant Gumbel

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

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

Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field? – Jim Bouton

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

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.

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

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

Heroes are remembered but legends live forever. – Babe Ruth

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

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 is dull only to dull minds. – Red Barber

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

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

[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

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

Looking at the ball going over the fence isn’t going to help. – Henry Aaron

We picked the Red Sox because they lose. If you root for something that loses for 86 years, you’re a pretty good fan. You don’t have to win everything to be a fan of something. – Jimmy Fallon

It is the life-affirming genius of baseball that the short can pummel the tall, the rotund can make fools of the sleek, and no matter how far down you find yourself in the bottom of the ninth you can always pull out a miracle. – Bill Vaughn

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

But baseball, he says, is one activity that is able to generate suspense and excitement on a national scale, just like war. And baseball can only be played in peace. Hence G.Q.’s thesis that pro ball-players—little as some of them may want to hear it—are basically just a bunch of unusually well-coordinated guys working hard and artfully to prevent wars, by making peace more interesting. – David James Duncan

Baseball isn’t just a game. It’s life being played out on a field – a field of dreams – on diamonds of green, where players pursuing their dreams try to be the best they can be on the grandest stage of all – where men become boys and boys become men, all speaking one universal language without uttering a single word. – Tom Tatum

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

Baseball is also a game of balance. – Stephen King

I’m helplessly and permanently a Red Sox fan. It was like first love… You never forget. It’s special. It’s the first time I saw a ballpark. I’d thought nothing would ever replace cricket. Wow! Fenway Park at 7 o’clock in the evening. Oh, just, magic beyond magic: never got over that – Simon Schama

A ballplayer spends a good piece of his 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 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

The ballpark is the star […] Fenway Park works. It works as a symbol of New England’s pride, as a repository of evergreen hopes, as a tabernacle of lost innocence. It works as a place to watch baseball – Martin F. Nolan

Analyzing baseball yields many numbers of interest and value. Yet far and away – far, far and away- the most critical number in all of baseball is 3: the three outs that define an inning. Until the third out, anything is possible; after it, nothing is. – Eric Walker

With baseball, it’s simple. There’s no mystery to what happens on the field because everything has a label – full count, earned run, perfect game – and there’s a certain amount of comfort in this terminology. There’s no room for confusion. – Jennifer E. Smith

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

A man has to have goals – for a day, for a lifetime – and that was mine, to have people say, ‘There goes Ted Williams, the greatest hitter who ever lived. – Ted Willams

I don’t rate them, I just hit them. – Willie Mays

There’s almost nothing worse than spending an entire day anticipating watching a Yankees vs. Red Sox game, only to have the score be 9-0 in the third inning. – Tucker Elliot

It was one at bat during October 1975 that defined his [Joe Morgan’s] place in baseball history and secured the legacy of the Big Red Machine, all with one swing. – Tucker Elliot

It is dangerous to spring to obvious conclusions about baseball or, for that matter, ball players. Baseball is not an obvious game. – Roger Kahn

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

No one loves the numbers more than I do, but numbers don’t measure everything, especially when it comes to evaluating defense. And in the end, I am going to trust Buck Showalter’s eyes more than a set of statistics devised by someone who never played the game. – Tim Kurkjian

Deep down, it’s all baseball, no matter what kind of geometrical shape you play it with. – Vernon D. Burns

Fenway is the essence of baseball. – Tom Seaver

If there are any curses left in baseball, they are all on the north side of Chicago. – Tucker Elliot

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

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

They were both Mets fans, and the hopelessness of that passion had created a bond between them. – Paul Auster

Look to the moon when you swing, he instructed. That’s what you want. A ball that disappears into it. One that goes to the moon and past. A moonshot. – Alessandra Torre

Nobody deserves to go to the World Series more than the Chicago Cubs. But they can’t go because that would spoil their custom of never going. It is an irreconcilable paradox. – Bill Bryson

I see great things in baseball. – Walt Whitman

Baseball is a good thing. Always was, always will be. – Stephen King

I’ve always loved baseball. Ever since 6th grade, I was geared to becoming a baseball writer. – Scott Miller

Worrying about things you can’t control is a waste both on the baseball field and in life. – Tom Swyers

As I grew up, I knew that as a building (Fenway Park) was on the level of Mount Olympus, the Pyramid at Giza, the nation’s capitol, the czar’s Winter Palace, and the Louvre — except, of course, that is better than all those inconsequential places – Bart Giamatti

To not look at the data is foolish, but to look at the data as having all the answers is even more foolish. It is a collision of new-school statistics and statisticians against old-school managers, coaches, and instructors. Neither side is right, neither is wrong; there is so much to be gained from listening to both sides. – Tim Kurkjian

I’ve fallen in love with baseball. – Nick Jonas

It ain’t over ’til it’s over. – Yogi Berra

In high school I wrote an essay on baseball and my teacher told me I had to rewrite it on a more serious topic. So I wrote an essay about the World Series and my teacher gave up. – Tucker Elliot

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