Baseball Quotes

Small: Some say our national pastime is baseball. Not me. Its gossip
Erma Bombeck
"Some say our national pastime is baseball. Not me. It's gossip"
Erma Bombeck, Journalist
Small: Baseball gets better for whatever reason
"Baseball gets better for whatever reason"
Rafael Palmeiro, Athlete
Small: Baseball just a came as simple as a ball and bat. Yet, as complex as the American spirit it symbolizes. A spor
"Baseball just a came as simple as a ball and bat. Yet, as complex as the American spirit it symbolizes. A sport, a business and sometimes almost even a religion"
Ernie Harwell, Celebrity
Small: Also Im a part of the people that Ive worked with in baseball that have been so great to me, Mr. Earl Mann of
"Also I'm a part of the people that I've worked with in baseball that have been so great to me, Mr. Earl Mann of Atlanta, who gave me my first baseball broadcasting job"
Ernie Harwell, Celebrity
Small: I love baseball, and the door remains open
"I love baseball, and the door remains open"
Rafael Palmeiro, Athlete
Small: I dont know anything about baseball
Sean Connery
"I don't know anything about baseball"
Sean Connery, Actor
Small: I wish that they had the freedoms like the Japanese and the Koreans and the Mexicans and everybody else that h
"I wish that they had the freedoms like the Japanese and the Koreans and the Mexicans and everybody else that has that freedom to come over here and play the game, because I know Cuba has a very strong baseball history"
Rafael Palmeiro, Athlete
Small: For the parents of a Little Leaguer, a baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown into innings
"For the parents of a Little Leaguer, a baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown into innings"
Earl Wilson, Athlete
Small: If I walked back into the booth in the year 2025, I dont think it would have changed much. I think baseball wo
"If I walked back into the booth in the year 2025, I don't think it would have changed much. I think baseball would be played and managed pretty much the same as it is today. It's a great survivor"
Ernie Harwell, Celebrity
Small: A tall, thin old man waving a scorecard from the corner of his dugout. Thats baseball
"A tall, thin old man waving a scorecard from the corner of his dugout. That's baseball"
Ernie Harwell, Celebrity
Small: Baseball is a lot like life. Its a day-to-day existence, full of ups and downs. You make the most of your oppo
"Baseball is a lot like life. It's a day-to-day existence, full of ups and downs. You make the most of your opportunities in baseball as you do in life"
Ernie Harwell, Celebrity
Small: Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when hes losing nobody wants you to quit when youre ahead
"Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he's losing; nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead"
Jackie Robinson, Athlete
Small: Kids dont learn the fundamentals of baseball at the games anymore
"Kids don't learn the fundamentals of baseball at the games anymore"
Bill Lee, Athlete
Small: I always get very calm with baseball
Paul Simon
"I always get very calm with baseball"
Paul Simon, Musician
Small: Baseball people, and that includes myself, are slow to change and accept new ideas. I remember that it took ye
Branch Rickey
"Baseball people, and that includes myself, are slow to change and accept new ideas. I remember that it took years to persuade them to put numbers on uniforms"
Branch Rickey, Athlete
Small: That was real baseball. We werent playing for money. They gave us Mickey Mouse watches that ran backwards
"That was real baseball. We weren't playing for money. They gave us Mickey Mouse watches that ran backwards"
Bill Lee, Athlete
Small: Ethnic prejudice has no place in sports, and baseball must recognize that truth if it is to maintain stature a
Branch Rickey
"Ethnic prejudice has no place in sports, and baseball must recognize that truth if it is to maintain stature as a national game"
Branch Rickey, Athlete
Small: Baseball is a game of inches
Branch Rickey
"Baseball is a game of inches"
Branch Rickey, Athlete
Small: Now that women are jockeys, baseball umpires, atomic scientists, and business executives, maybe someday they c
"Now that women are jockeys, baseball umpires, atomic scientists, and business executives, maybe someday they can master parallel parking"
Bill Vaughan, Journalist
Small: I would change policy, bring back natural grass and nickel beer. Baseball is the belly-button of our society.
"I would change policy, bring back natural grass and nickel beer. Baseball is the belly-button of our society. Straighten out baseball, and you straighten out the rest of the world"
Bill Lee, Athlete
Small: In baseball, you dont know nothing
"In baseball, you don't know nothing"
Yogi Berra, Athlete
Small: Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical
"Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical"
Yogi Berra, Athlete
Small: What I miss when Im away is the pride in baseball. Especially the pride of being on a team that wins
Billy Martin
"What I miss when I'm away is the pride in baseball. Especially the pride of being on a team that wins"
Billy Martin, Athlete
Small: Right now I like baseball, hockey and tennis players. And horseback riders
"Right now I like baseball, hockey and tennis players. And horseback riders"
Martina Hingis, Athlete
Small: The vast majority of people who watch baseball can properly call 95% of all plays that happen on the field. My
"The vast majority of people who watch baseball can properly call 95% of all plays that happen on the field. My job is to teach you how to call the other 5%"
Jim Evans, Athlete
Small: To the people out there, baseball is a simple sport. But it is complex. It is never easy
Dave Winfield
"To the people out there, baseball is a simple sport. But it is complex. It is never easy"
Dave Winfield, Athlete
Small: Baseball is more than a game to me, its a religion
"Baseball is more than a game to me, it's a religion"
Bill Klem, Athlete
Small: I really love the togetherness in baseball. Thats a real true love
Billy Martin
"I really love the togetherness in baseball. That's a real true love"
Billy Martin, Athlete
Small: Anyone interested in becoming a professional umpire and becoming eligible to work in the minor leagues must at
"Anyone interested in becoming a professional umpire and becoming eligible to work in the minor leagues must attend one of the two umpire schools sanctioned by Major League Baseball"
Jim Evans, Athlete
Small: As a youngster, I played in Little League, Pony League, and all sorts of amateur baseball programs growing up
"As a youngster, I played in Little League, Pony League, and all sorts of amateur baseball programs growing up"
Jim Evans, Athlete
Small: You have to go understand that life and baseball is littered with all kinds of obstacles and problems along th
Dave Winfield
"You have to go understand that life and baseball is littered with all kinds of obstacles and problems along the way. You have to learn how to overcome them to be successful in life"
Dave Winfield, Athlete
Small: There are a lot of people who influenced me, nurtured me, helped me along the way. But I can just recall looki
Dave Winfield
"There are a lot of people who influenced me, nurtured me, helped me along the way. But I can just recall looking back, the first time I got my baseball glove. Put it on the wrong hand, all those kind of things"
Dave Winfield, Athlete
Small: Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the
"Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game - and do it by watching first some high school or small-town teams"
Jacques Barzun, Educator
Small: But Ill tell you this, it started with my mother. I have to give her. God bless her and rest her soul.
Dave Winfield
"But I'll tell you this, it started with my mother. I have to give her. God bless her and rest her soul. I had a good foundation at home, so when I was able to go off and do these things in baseball there was always support"
Dave Winfield, Athlete
Small: And I found out, the other part of it is that I found out and in my desire to life successfully, that baseball
Dave Winfield
"And I found out, the other part of it is that I found out and in my desire to life successfully, that baseball fit very well into my life. It's been a great teacher, trainer, mentor and you'll see what I mean in the next few minutes that I have to speak"
Dave Winfield, Athlete
Small: To give you an idea what it feels like to be going in with some of the best baseball players of all-time, I me
Dave Winfield
"To give you an idea what it feels like to be going in with some of the best baseball players of all-time, I mean it is fantastic. I have to say this about them, there are so many of these guys up here that were my role models, people I looked up to, people I wanted to be like"
Dave Winfield, Athlete
Small: I chose baseball because to me baseball is the best game of all
Dave Winfield
"I chose baseball because to me baseball is the best game of all"
Dave Winfield, Athlete
Small: The only change is that baseball has turned Paige from a second class citizen to a second class immortal
"The only change is that baseball has turned Paige from a second class citizen to a second class immortal"
Satchel Paige, Athlete
Small: I aint ever had a job, I just always played baseball
"I ain't ever had a job, I just always played baseball"
Satchel Paige, Athlete
Small: Id walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball
Pete Rose
"I'd walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball"
Pete Rose, Athlete