Top Baseball Quotes for Everyone to Get Inspired (2023)

Great Baseball Quotes

“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 the only sport I know that when you’re on offense, the other team controls the ball.” – Ken Harrelson

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

“Baseball is a game of inches.” – Branch Rickey

“Baseball is the only sport where you can be a failure seven times out of ten and still be a success.” – Casey Stengel


“Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.” – Yogi Berra

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” – Tommy Lasorda

“There’s nothing like baseball.” – Mickey Mantle

“Baseball is a ballet without music. Drama without words.” – Ernie Harwell

“You can’t let one bad inning get to you. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” – Charlie Brown


“I’d walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball.” – Pete Rose

“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth

“Baseball is the only thing besides the paper clip that hasn’t changed.” – Bill Veeck

“The best way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until it stops rolling and then pick it up.” – Bob Uecker

“Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand.” – Leo Durocher


“Baseball is a team game, but at the same time, it’s an individual game.” – Joe Torre

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

“In baseball, as in life, all the important things happen at home plate.” – Ken Harrelson

“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 on the umpire’s shoes.” – Jim Murray

“The hardest thing to do in baseball is to hit a round baseball with a round bat, squarely.” – Ted Williams


“Baseball is a game of inches, and so is life.” – Tom Hanks (A League of Their Own)

“You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possibly be.” – Brian Wilson

“Baseball is a game where you can’t tell what’s going to happen until it happens.” – Joe DiMaggio

“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

“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


“You can’t hit what you can’t see.” – Walter Johnson

“Baseball is the only thing I know in life that is free from politics.” – Ted Williams

“The greatest thrill in the world is to end the game with a home run and watch everybody else walk off the field while you’re running the bases on air.” – Al Kaline

I love what prominent baseball people have to say about the great ballplayers. They seem to eloquently capture what we are thinking. “It was his solemn duty to catch a ball that wasn’t in the stands.” – Monte Irvin (Newark Eagles OF, May 6, 1981), on Willie Mays

“Maybe they should see if his body is corked.” – Howard ‘Hojo’ Johnson (NY Mets), on Bo Jackson, from Sports Illustrated, October 19, 1986


“When he took BP everybody would kind of stop what they were doing and watch.” – Jim Kaat, former pitcher, on Mickey Mantle

“I played with him for nine years and marveled at how hard he hit and how fast he ran. How can anyone ever forget the catch he made on Gil Hodges’ line drive to save Don Larsen’s perfect game?” – Tony Kubek, former shortstop, on Mickey Mantle

“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” – Jackie Robinson

“Having Willie Stargell on your ball club is like having a diamond ring on your finger.” Chuck Tanner

“Ted Williams was the greatest hitter I ever saw, but (Joe) DiMaggio was the greatest all around player.” Bob Feller


“No one hit home runs the way Babe (Ruth) did. They were something special. They were like homing pigeons. The ball would leave the bat, pause briefly, suddenly gain its bearings, then take off for the stands.” Lefty Gomez

“When Neil Armstong first set foot on the moon, he and all the space scientists were puzzled by an unidentifiable white object. I knew immediately what it was. That was a home run ball hit off me in 1933 by Jimmie Foxx.” Lefty Gomez

“Every time Johnny Bench throws, everybody in baseball drools.” – Harry Dalton

“He (Babe Ruth) hits a ball harder and further than any man I ever saw.” – Bill Dickey
“He (Lou Gehrig) just went out and did his job every day.” Bill Dickey

“He gets better every year, that’s what’s remarkable about him. Some guys are good and stay good. Some guys are good and get better. He reminds me of Kareem. Hubie Brown said that Kareem worked at the beginning of every season to improve some facet of his game. It’s that way with the best, whatever the profession. That’s the way this kid is.”
Ed Bradley on 60 Minutes – Talking about Derek Jeter


“I think he was one of the greatest third basemen of all time. He had one of the sweetest swings I ever saw.” – Teammate Johnny Logan – Referring to Eddie Mathews

“How good was Stan Musial? He was good enough to take your breath away.” – (1989)Vin Scully
“When he (Maury Wills) runs, it’s all downhill.” Vin Scully

Seeing what these writers, ballplayers and managers has to say about these players lights up the page for me. I can visualize these players on the field hitting home runs, running with arms outstretched to catch a ball or throwing out a would be base runner trying to steal a base.

This is my baseball memorabilia.

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