Quotes about Baseball

Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand.

Leo Durocher

If it weren't for baseball, many kids wouldn't know what a millionaire looked like.

Phyllis Diller

Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game.

Jacques Barzun

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

Mark Beltaire

Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical.

Yogi Berra

Baseball is a game of inches.

Branch Rickey

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

Close don't count in baseball. Close only counts in horseshoes and grenades.

Frank Robinson

You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living, but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you too.

Roy Campanella

There are only five things you can do in baseball: run, throw, catch, hit and hit with power.

Leo Durocher

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

Hank Aaron

Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things.

Robert Frost

Baseball is a game of race, creed, and color. The race is to first base. The creed is the rules of the game. The color? Well, the home team wears white uniforms, and the visiting team wears gray.

Joe Garagiola

If you're not a member of a major league baseball team, your errors, unless they are truly spectacular, probably don't show up in the morning paper.

Jane Goodsell

Baseball is the only sport I know that when you are on offense the other team controls the ball.

Ken Harrelson

Baseball ought never be hurried. It is the only unhurried institution we have left, which is one reason, I think, we love it.

James Kilpatrick

Lady, I'm not an athlete. I'm a baseball player.

John Kruk

Playing baseball is not real life. It's a fantasy world... It's a dream come true.

Dale Murphy

A baseball fan is a spectator sitting 500 feet from home plate who can see better than an umpire standing five feet away.

Dale Unknown

In the great department store of life, baseball is the toy department.

Dale Unknown

Things could be worse. Suppose your errors were counted and published every day, like those of a baseball player.

Dale Unknown

Good leaders are like baseball umpires; they go practically unnoticed when doing their jobs right.

Byrd Baggett

If you're a singer you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge, and if he's good, the older he gets, the better he writes.

Mickey Spillane

Opera in English is, in the main, about as sensible as baseball in Italian.

Henry Louis Mencken

I think there are only three things America will be known for 2,000 years from now when they study this civilization: the Constitution, jazz music, and baseball.

Bobcat Goldthwait

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