Baseball Sayings Quotes and Slogans

Best Baseball Sayings of all time:

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

Nolan Ryan is pitching much better now that he has his curve ball straightened out.
~Joe Garagiola

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

I'm convinced that every boy, in his heart, would rather steal second base than an automobile. 
~Tom Clark

A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz. 
~Humphrey Bogart

There are three things in my life which I really love: God, my family, and baseball. The only problem - once baseball season starts, I change the order around a bit. 
~Al Gallagher

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

Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things.
~Baseball saying by: Robert Frost

Say this much for big league baseball - it is beyond question the greatest conversation piece ever invented in America. 
~Bruce Catton

The charm of baseball is that, dull as it may be on the field, it is endlessly fascinating as a rehash. 
~Jim Murray

It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone. 
~A. Bartlett Giamatti

No game in the world is as tidy and dramatically neat as baseball, with cause and effect, crime and punishment, motive and result, so cleanly defined. 
~Paul Gallico

A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings. 

~Baseball saying by: Earl Wilson

Baseball was made for kids, and grown-ups only screw it up.
~Bob Lemon

What is both surprising and delightful is that spectators are allowed, and even expected, to join in the vocal part of the game.... There is no reason why the field should not try to put the batsman off his stroke at the critical moment by neatly timed disparagements of his wife's fidelity and his mother's respectability.
~George Bernard Shaw

I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game. It will take our people out-of-doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism. Tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set. Repair these losses, and be a blessing to us.
~Walt Whitman

Baseball is a fun game. It beats working for a living.
~Phil Linz

When they start the game, they don't yell, "Work ball." They say, "Play ball."
~Willie Stargell

I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it. 
~Rogers Hornsby

Back then, my idol was Bugs Bunny, because I saw a cartoon of him playing ball - you know, the one where he plays every position himself with nobody else on the field but him? Now that I think of it, Bugs is still my idol. You have to love a ballplayer like that.
~Nomar Garciaparra

When you're in a slump, it's almost as if you look out at the field and it's one big glove.
~Baseball saying by: Vance Law

These old ballparks are like cathedrals in America. We don't have big old Gothic cathedrals like they do in Europe. But we got baseball parks.
~Jimmy Buffett

The way I figured it, I was even with baseball and baseball with me. The game had done much for me, and I had done much for it.
~Jackie Robinson

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

That's baseball, and it's my game. Y' know, you take your worries to the game, and you leave 'em there. You yell like crazy for your guys. It's good for your lungs, gives you a lift, and nobody calls the cops. Pretty girls, lots of 'em.
~Humphrey Bogart

You see, you spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.
~Baseball saying by: Jim Bouton

If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there are men on base.
~Dave Barry

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

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

Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion, a screwball can be a pitch or a person, stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like except in the umpire's eye or on the ball.
~Jim Murray

Baseball is the only sport I know that when you're on offense, the other team controls the ball.
~Ken Harrelson

Good pitching will beat good hitting any time, and vice versa.
~Bob Veale

Strikeouts are boring - besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls. More democratic.
~From the movie Bull Durham

What are we at the park for except to win? I'd trip my mother. I'd help her up, brusher her off, tell her I'm sorry. But mother don't make it to third.
~Baseball saying by: Leo Durocher

Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.
~Frederick B. Wilcox

Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.
~Barry Switzer

Baseball wrong - man with four balls cannot walk.
~ Confucious sayings

Watching a spring training game is as exciting as watching a tree form its annual ring.
~Jerry Izenberg

The designated hitter rule is like letting someone else take Wilt Chamberlain's free throws.
~Rick Wise

A ball player's got to be kept hungry to become a big-leaguer. That's why no boy from a rich family ever made the big leagues.
~Joe DiMaggio

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.
~Baseball saying by: Bill Veeck

Wives of ballplayers, when they teach their children their prayers, should instruct them how to say: "God bless Mommy, God bless Daddy, God bless Babe Ruth. Babe Ruth has upped Daddy's paycheck by fifteen to forty percent."
~Waite Hoyt

Trying to sneak a pitch past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak a sunrise past a rooster.
~Attributed to both Joe Adcock and Curt Simmons

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

There are only five things you can do in baseball - run, throw, catch, hit and hit with power.
~Leo Durocher

I've come to the conclusion that the two most important things in life are good friends and a good bullpen.
~Baseball saying by: Bob Lemon

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

The greatest feeling in the world is to win a major league game. The second-greatest feeling is to lose a major league game.
~Chuck Tanner

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
~John Leonard

They are supposed to be dispassionate dispensers of Pure Justice, icy islands of emotionless calculation. In short, umpires should be acute Republicans.
~George F. Will

Baseball is a ballet without music. Drama without words.
~Ernie Harwell

Well, boys, it's a round ball and a round bat and you got to hit the ball square.
~Joe Schultz

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

What does a mama bear on the pill have in common with the World Series? No cubs.
~Baseball saying by: Harry Caray

You know you're pitching well when the batters look as bad as you do at the plate.
~Duke Snider

There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball. Unfortunately, neither of them work.
~Charlie Lau

The best way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until the ball stops rolling and then pick it up.
~Bob Uecker

A knuckleball is a curve ball that doesn't give a damn.
~Jimmy Cannon

Baseball statistics are like a girl in a bikini. They show a lot, but not everything.
~Toby Harrah

Baseball Slogans and Baseball Sayings
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I hope you are enjoying this page of baseball sayings. Here are a few baseball slogans you may enjoy as well. Use your favorite one to create your own baseball slogans t-shirt.

Every game is game seven

It’s about playing catch & throwing strikes

Shut up and pitch

No grass stains – no glory, No bruises – no story

Setbacks pave the way for comebacks

Hit, Run, Score!

Don’t make me slap you with my bat!

Baseball is life, the rest is just details.

Swing for the fences

There’s no crying in baseball

What happens on the field stays on the field

Chicks dig the bunt too

Don’t let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game.

There’s no place like home

Raised in the cage

Ain’t no place like first place

More Great Baseball Sayings and Quotes

Reading about baseball is a lot more interesting than reading about chess, but you have to wonder: Don't any of these guys ever go fishing?
~Dave Shiflett

To a pitcher, a base hit is the perfect example of negative feedback.
~Steve Hovley

It never ceases to amaze me how many of baseball's wounds are self-inflicted.
~Bill Veeck, The Hustler's Handbook

A mystique of history and heritage surrounds the New York Yankees. It's like the old days revived. We're loved and hated, but always in larger doses than any other team. We're the only team in any sport whose name and uniform and insignia are synonymous with their entire sport all over the world.... the Yankees mean baseball to more people than all the other teams combined.
~Paul Blair

Hating the New York Yankees is as American as apple pie, unwed mothers and cheating on your income tax.
~Mike Royko

Baseball is too much of a sport to be called a business, and too much of a business to be called a sport.
~Philip Wrigley

Life will always throw you curves, just keep fouling them off... the right pitch will come, but when it does, be prepared to run the bases.
~Rick Maksian

Baseball isn't a business, it's more like a disease.
~Walter F. O'Malley

England and America should scrap cricket and baseball and come up with a new game that they both can play. Like baseball, for example.
~Robert Benchley

Baseball is the only game left for people. To play basketball, you have to be 7 feet 6 inches. To play football, you have to be the same width.
~Bill Veeck

Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.
~Joe Garagiola

Don't park in the spaces marked, "Reserved for Umpires."
~John McSherry

Baseball fans are junkies, and their heroin is the statistic.
~Baseball saying by: Robert S. Wieder

The season starts too early and finishes too late and there are too many games in between.
~Bill Veeck

Opera in English is, in the main, just about as sensible as baseball in Italian.
~H. L. Mencken

Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended.
~George Bernard Shaw

Baseball is like driving, it's the one who gets home safely that counts.
~Tommy Lasorda

Defense to me is the key to playing baseball.
~Willie Mays

When baseball is no longer fun, it's no longer a game.
~Joe DiMaggio

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

I love to play baseball. I'm a baseball player. I've always been a baseball player. I'm still a baseball player. That's who I am.
~Ryne Sandberg

Making love is like hitting a baseball. You just gotta relax and concentrate.
~Susan Sarandon

There is but one game and that game is baseball.
~John McGraw

With those who don't give a damn about baseball, I can only sympathize. I do not resent them. I am even willing to concede that many of them are physically clean, good to their mothers and in favor of world peace. But while the game is on, I can't think of anything to say to them.
~Art Hill

You don't save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain.
~Baseball saying by: Leo Durocher

You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the goddamn plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all.
~Earl Weaver

It's no coincidence that female interest in the sport of baseball has increased greatly since the ballplayers swapped those wonderful old-time baggy flannel uniforms for leotards.
~Mike Royko

Pro-rated at 500 at-bats a year that means that for two years out of the fourteen I played, I never even touched the ball.
~Norm Cash, on his 1,081 strikeouts

Sandy's fastball was so fast, some batters would start to swing as he was on his way to the mound.
~Jim Murray, on Sandy Koufax

Baseball is an allegorical play about America, a poetic, complex, and subtle play of courage, fear, good luck, mistakes, patience about fate, and sober self-esteem.
~Saul Steinberg

The strongest thing that baseball has going for it today are its yesterdays.
~Lawrence Ritter

The pitcher has to find out if the hitter is timid. And if the hitter is timid, he has to remind the hitter he's timid.
~Don Drysdale

Baseball, to me, is still the national pastime because it is a summer game. I feel that almost all Americans are summer people, that summer is what they think of when they think of their childhood. I think it stirs up an incredible emotion within people.
~Steve Busby

A baseball fan has the digestive apparatus of a billy goat. He can, and does, devour any set of diamond statistics with insatiable appetite and then nuzzles hungrily for more.
~Baseball saying by: Arthur Daley

That's the true harbinger of spring, not crocuses or swallows returning to Capistrano, but the sound of a bat on a ball.
~Bill Veeck

A baseball park is the one place where a man's wife doesn't mind his getting excited over somebody else's curves.
~Brendan Francis

Every player should be accorded the privilege of at least one season with the Chicago Cubs. That's baseball as it should be played - in God's own sunshine. And that's really living.
~Alvin Dark

Baseball is not necessarily an obsessive-compulsive disorder, like washing your hands 100 times a day, but it's beginning to seem that way. We're reaching the point where you can be a truly dedicated, state-of-the-art fan or you can have a life. Take your pick.
~Thomas Boswell

This is a game to be savored, not gulped. There's time to discuss everything between pitches or between innings.
~Bill Veeck

I don't know why people like the home run so much. A home run is over as soon as it starts.... The triple is the most exciting play of the game. A triple is like meeting a woman who excites you, spending the evening talking and getting more excited, then taking her home. It drags on and on. You're never sure how it's going to turn out.
~Baseball saying by: George Foster

Baseball is a game dominated by vital ghosts; it's a fraternity, like no other we have of the active and the no longer so, the living and the dead.
~Richard Gilman

The other sports are just sports, baseball is a love.
~Bryant Gumbel

There have been only two geniuses in the world. Willie Mays and Willie Shakespeare.
~Tallulah Bankhead

Baseball fans love numbers. They love to swirl them around their mouths like Bordeaux wine.
~Pat Conroy

Don't tell me about the world. Not today. It's springtime and they're knocking baseball around fields where the grass is damp and green in the morning and the kids are trying to hit the curve ball.
~Pete Hamill

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

Baseball? It's just a game - as simple as a ball and a bat. Yet, as complex as the American spirit it symbolizes. It's a sport, business - and sometimes even religion.
~Ernie Harwell

I don't love baseball. I don't love most of today's players. I don't love the owners. I do love, however, the baseball that is in the heads of baseball fans. I love the dreams of glory of 10-year-olds, the reminiscences of 70-year-olds. The greatest baseball arena is in our heads, what we bring to the games, to the telecasts, to reading newspaper reports.
~Stan Isaacs

Baseball is a harbor, a seclusion from failure that really matters, a playful utopia in which virtuosity can be savored to the third decimal place of a batting average.
~Mark Kramer

Basketball, hockey and track meets are action heaped upon action, climax upon climax, until the onlooker's responses become deadened. Baseball is for the leisurely afternoons of summer and for the unchanging dreams.
~Baseball saying by: Roger Kahn

Like those special afternoons in summer when you go to Yankee Stadium at two o'clock in the afternoon for an eight o'clock game. It's so big, so empty and so silent that you can almost hear the sounds that aren't there.
~Ray Miller

Why does everybody stand up and sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" when they're already there?
~Larry Anderson

All requests for leave of absence on account of grandmother's funeral, sore throat, housecleaning, lame back, turning of the ringer, headaches, brain storm, cousin's wedding, general ailments or other legitimate excuses must be made out and handed to the boss not later than 10 a.m. on the morning of the game.
~Traditional gag notice hung in offices and factories at a time period when all games were played during daylight hours

Baseball is very big with my people. It figures. It's the only way we can get to shake a bat at a white man without starting a riot.
~Dick Gregory

Baseball is reassuring. It makes me feel as if the world is not going to blow up.
~Sharon Olds

One of the chief duties of the fan is to engage in arguments with the man behind him. This department of the game has been allowed to run down fearfully.
~Robert Benchley

It is well to remember that a Martian observing his first baseball game would be quite correct in concluding that the last two words of the National Anthem are: PLAY BALL!
~Herbert H. Paper

I believe in the Church of Baseball. I tried all the major religions and most of the minor ones. I've worshipped Buddha, Allah, Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, trees, mushrooms and Isadora Duncan. I know things. For instance, there are 108 beads in a Catholic rosary and there are 108 stitches in a baseball. When I learned that, I gave Jesus a chance.
~Ron Shelton, Bull Durham

The great thing about baseball is that there's a crisis every day.
~Baseball saying by: Gabe Paul

I have discovered in twenty years of moving around a ball park, that the knowledge of the game is usually in inverse proportion to the price of the seats.
~Bill Veeck

I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it.
~Sandy Koufax

Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing.
~Warren Spahn

Don't forget to swing hard, in case you hit the ball.
~Woodie Held

Putting lights in Wrigley Field is like putting aluminum siding on the Sistine Chapel. 
~Roger Simon

You know it's summertime at Candlestick when the fog rolls in, the wind kicks up, and you see the center fielder slicing open a caribou to survive the ninth inning. 
~Bob Sarlatte

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