Baseball Quotes

 All I want out of life, is that when I walk down the street folks will say, 'There goes the greatest hitter that ever lived. ' 
Author: Ted Williams
Nationality: American
b. 30 August 1918  - d. 5 July 2002
  
 Baseball must be the greatest game to survive the men who run it. 
Author: Harold Parrott
Nationality: American
b. December 1909  - d.  December 1987
  
 Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalised for too many players on the field. 
Author: Jim Bouton
Nationality: American
b. 08 March 1939
  
 Billy Almon has all of his in-laws and outlaws here this afternoon. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 Bob Davis has his hair differently this year, short with curls like Randy Jones wears. I think you call it a Frisbee. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 Boros is not with the team today because he's attending his daughter's funeral. Oh, wait, it's her wedding. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 Gaylord Perry and Willie McCovey should know each other like a book. They've been ex-teammates for years now. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 Gene Richards swings, the ball bounces foul and hits him in the head. No harm done. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 He can be lethal death. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 He may not be hurt as much as he really is. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 Hector Torrez, how can you communicate with Enzo Hernandez when he speaks Spanish and you speak Mexican? 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 I like to use big words so people will think I know what I'm talking about. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 I used to love to come to the ballpark. Now I hate it. Every day becomes a little tougher because of all this. Writers, tape recorders, microphones, cameras, questions and more questions. Roger Maris lost his hair the season he hit sixty-one. I still have all my hair, but when it's over, I'm going home to Mobile and fish for a long time. 
Author: Hank Aaron
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1934
  
 I've never seen a game like this. Every game this year has been like this. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 If Pete Rose brings the Reds in first, they ought to bronze him and put him in cement. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 Last night's homer was Willie Stargell's 399th career home run, leaving him one shy of 500. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 Montreal leads Atlanta by three, 5-1. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 National League umpires wear inside chest protesters 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 On the mound for the Padres is Randy Jones, the lefthander with the Karl Marx hairdo. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 Ozzie Smith just made a play that I have never seen before. And he's done it more times than anyone else. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 Ron Guidry is not very big, maybe 140 pounds, but he has an arm like a lion. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 That's Hendrick's 19th home run. One more and he reaches double figures. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 The new Haitian baseball can't weigh more than four ounces or less than five. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 The only thing dumber than a pitcher is two pitchers. 
Author: Ted Williams
Nationality: American
b. 30 August 1918  - d. 5 July 2002
  
 The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love. 
Author: Bryant Charles Gumbel
Nationality: American
b. 29 September 1948
  
 The Phillies beat the Cubs today in a doubleheader. That puts another keg in the Cubs' coffin. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 There is someone warming up in the Giants' bullpen, but he's obscured by his number. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 There's two heads to every coin. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 Those amateur umpires are certainly flexing their fangs tonight. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 You can only milk a cow so long, then you're left holding the pail. 
Author: Hank Aaron
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1934
  
 You got to play a hundred and fifty games a year, so pick your spots. You can miss two games a month; so pick the days you're gonna be hurt, or you're gonna rest or you're gonna have a drink or two. The rest of the time, be on that field.thout someone taking my picture?  
Author: Hank Aaron
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1934
  
 Didn't come up here to read. Came up here to hit. 
Author: Hank Aaron
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1934
  
 Guessing what the pitcher is going to throw is eighty percent of being a successful hitter. The other twenty percent is just execution. 
Author: Hank Aaron
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1934
  
 I can't recall a day this year or last when I did not hear the name of Babe Ruth. 
Author: Hank Aaron
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1934
  
 I don't feel right unless I have a sport to play or at least a way to work up a sweat. 
Author: Hank Aaron
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1934
  
 I don't see pitches down the middle anymore - not even in batting practice. 
Author: Hank Aaron
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1934
  
 I looked for the same pitch my whole career, a breaking ball. All of the time. I never worried about the fastball. They couldn't throw it past me, none of them. 
Author: Hank Aaron
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1934
  
 I never doubted my ability, but when you hear all your life you're inferior, it makes you wonder if the other guys have something you've never seen before. If they do, I'm still looking for it.  
Author: Hank Aaron
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1934
  
 I never smile when I have a bat in my hands. That's when you've got to be serious. When I get out on the field, nothing's a joke to me. I don't feel like I should walk around with a smile on my face. 
Author: Hank Aaron
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1934
  
 I'm hoping someday that some kid, black or white, will hit more home runs than myself. Whoever it is, I'd be pulling for him. 
Author: Hank Aaron
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1934
  
 It took me seventeen years to get 3,000 hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course. 
Author: Hank Aaron
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1934
  
 My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging. 
Author: Hank Aaron
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1934
  
 On the field, blacks have been able to be super giants. But, once our playing days are over, this is the end of it and we go back to the back of the bus again. 
Author: Hank Aaron
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1934
  
 The pitcher has got only a ball. I've got a bat. So the percentage in weapons is in my favor and I let the fellow with the ball do the fretting. 
Author: Hank Aaron
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1934
  
 The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are so obsessed with them.  
Author: Hank Aaron
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1934
  
 No one could throw a fastball past me. God could come down from Heaven and he couldn't throw it past me. 
Author: Ted Williams
Nationality: American
b. 30 August 1918  - d. 5 July 2002
  
 Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer. 
Author: Ted Williams
Nationality: American
b. 30 August 1918  - d. 5 July 2002
  
 Baseball's future? Bigger and bigger, better and better! No question about it, it's the greatest game there is! 
Author: Ted Williams
Nationality: American
b. 30 August 1918  - d. 5 July 2002
  
 I hope somebody hits .400 soon. Then people can start pestering that guy with questions about the last guy to hit .400. 
Author: Ted Williams
Nationality: American
b. 30 August 1918  - d. 5 July 2002
  
 If there was ever a man born to be a hitter it was me. 
Author: Ted Williams
Nationality: American
b. 30 August 1918  - d. 5 July 2002
  
 Hitting is fifty percent above the shoulders. 
Author: Ted Williams
Nationality: American
b. 30 August 1918  - d. 5 July 2002
  
 If I was being paid thirty-thousand dollars a year, the very least I could do was hit .400. 
Author: Ted Williams
Nationality: American
b. 30 August 1918  - d. 5 July 2002
  
 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." 
Author: Ted Williams
Nationality: American
b. 30 August 1918  - d. 5 July 2002
  
 They give you a round ball and a round bat and tell you to hit it square." (Pete Rose and Willie Stargell have also been credited with similar versions of this quote.) 
Author: Ted Williams
Nationality: American
b. 30 August 1918  - d. 5 July 2002
  
 The greatest team I played for was the Marine Corps. 
Author: Ted Williams
Nationality: American
b. 30 August 1918  - d. 5 July 2002
  
 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. 
Author: Jim Bouton
Nationality: American
b. 08 March 1939
  
 This winter I'm working out every day, throwing against a wall. I'm 11-0 against the wall. 
Author: Jim Bouton
Nationality: American
b. 08 March 1939
  
 For a hundred years the owners screwed the players. For 25 years the players have screwed the owners - they've got 75 years to go. 
Author: Jim Bouton
Nationality: American
b. 08 March 1939
  
 They call baseball a game because it's too screwed up to be a business. 
Author: Jim Bouton
Nationality: American
b. 08 March 1939
  
 I said: "Baseball is the hurrah game of the republic!" He was hilarious: "That's beautiful: the hurrah game! Well - it's our game: that's the chief fact in connection with it. America's game: has the snap, go fling, of the American atmosphere - belongs as much to our institutions, fits into them as significantly, as our constitutions, laws. Is just as important in the sum total of our historic life." 
Author: Walt Whitman
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1819  - d. 26 March 1892
  




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