Famous Baseball Quotes

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Satchel Paige Quotes

The only change is that baseball has turned Paige from a second class citizen to a second class immortal.
~Satchel Paige

I ain't ever had a job, I just always played baseball. 
~Satchel Paige

I don't generally like running. I believe in training by rising gently up and down from the bench. 
~Satchel Paige

I never rush myself. See, they can't start the game without me. 

~Satchel Paige

I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ain't never been seen by this generation.
~Satchel Paige

Yogi Berra Famous Baseball Quotes

Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.
~Yogi Berra

In baseball, you don't know nothing.
~Yogi Berra

Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.
~Yogi Berra

It ain't like football. You can't make up no trick plays.
~Yogi Berra

All pitchers are liars or crybabies.



Pete Rose Baseball Player Quotes

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

I'm just like everybody else. I have two arms, two legs and four-thousand hits.
~Pete Rose

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

Doctors tell me I have the body of a thirty year old. I know I have the brain of a fifteen year old. If you've got both, you can play baseball.
~Pete Rose

Never bet on baseball.
~Pete Rose

Am I still in uniform? Then I ain't retired.
~Pete Rose

Reggie Jackson Famous Baseball Quotes

A baseball swing is a very finely tuned instrument. It is repetition, and more repetition, then a little more after that.
~Reggie Jackson

I'm human and I've played my butt off for ten years. I'm not a loafer, I'm not a jerk, I'm a baseball player.
~Reggie Jackson

Every hitter likes fastballs, just like everybody likes ice cream. But you don't like it when someone's stuffing it into you by the gallon. That's what it feels like when Nolan Ryan's thrown balls by you.
~Reggie Jackson

Fans don't boo nobodies.
~Reggie Jackson

Hitting is better than sex.
~Reggie Jackson

I am the best in baseball.
~Reggie Jackson

I didn't come to New York to be a star, I brought my star with me.
~Reggie Jackson

Ty Cobbs Quotes about Baseball

When I began playing the game, baseball was about as gentlemanly as a kick in the crotch.
~Ty Cobb

I have observed that baseball is not unlike war, and when you get right down to it, we batters are the heavy artillery. ~Ty Cobb

The great trouble with baseball today is that most of the players are in the game for the money and that's it, not for the love of it, the excitement of it, the thrill of it.
~Ty Cobb

Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men. It's no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out. It's a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest.
~Ty Cobb

Baseball was one-hundred percent of my life.
~Ty Cobb

Don't come home a failure.
~Ty Cobb


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

Famous Babe Ruth Quotes about Baseball

If it wasn't for baseball, I'd be in either the penitentiary or the cemetery.
~Babe Ruth

Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.
~Babe Ruth

Baseball changes through the years. It gets milder.
~Babe Ruth

Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back.
~Babe Ruth

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

If I'd just tried for them dinky singles I could've batted around .600.
~Babe Ruth

Casey Stengel Famous Baseball Quotes

Being with a woman all night never hurt no professional baseball player. It's staying up all night looking for a woman that does him in.
~Casey Stengel

No baseball pitcher would be worth a darn without a catcher who could handle the hot fastball.
~Casey Stengel


Now there's three things you can do in a baseball game: You can win or you can lose or it can rain.
~Casey Stengel

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

Ability is the art of getting credit for all the home runs somebody else hits.
~Casey Stengel

Mickey Mantel Baseball Player Quotes

It was all I lived for, to play baseball.
~Mickey Mantle

Well, baseball was my whole life. Nothing's ever been as fun as baseball.
~Mickey Mantle

The only thing I can do is play baseball. I have to play ball. It's the only thing I know.
~Mickey Mantle

As far as I'm concerned, Aaron is the best ball player of my era. He is to baseball of the last fifteen years what Joe DiMaggio was before him. He's never received the credit he's due.
~Mickey Mantle

I'll play baseball for the Army or fight for it, whatever they want me to do.
~Mickey Mantle

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 seven years without ever hitting the ball. 
~Mickey Mantle

My dad taught me to switch-hit. He and my grandfather, who was left-handed, pitched to me everyday after school in the back yard. I batted lefty against my dad and righty against my granddad. 
~Mickey Mantle

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