Baseball Quotes And Sayings


Baseball Quotes And Sayings

“It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.”
– Hank Aaron

“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.”
– Hank Aaron

“Going out and playing football or baseball with the boys, when I was a tomboy, was a great way to learn about winning and losing, and most girls didn’t have that experience.”
– Hillary Clinton

“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

“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

“One night I went over to get some dope from some Hollywood tough guy. After I left, my son Scott, who was only fifteen, went over with a baseball bat to kill him. I was laughing out of one eye and crying out of the other. I thought, Who am I kidding?”
– James Caan

“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.”
– James Patrick Murray

“Major league baseball has asked its players to stop tossing baseballs into the stands during games, because they say fans fight over them and they get hurt. In fact, the Florida Marlins said that’s why they never hit any home runs. It’s a safety issue.”
– Jay Leno

“What I’d really like to give a try is cricket, because I grew up playing American baseball.”
– Jeremy London

“Taking in a baseball game on TV is also a big treat.”
– Jerry Seinfeld

“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

“As a youngster, I played in Little League, Pony League, and all sorts of amateur baseball programs growing up.”
– Jim Evans

“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

“My main objective is to prepare candidates for professional baseball; however, the majority of our graduates will go home as much better qualified amateurs.”
– Jim Evans

“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

“We used to play baseball back in that field and keep an eye out for the bulls.”
– Jim Fowler

“Baseball is one of the most beautiful games. It is. It is a very Zen-like game.”
– Jim Jarmusch

“I don’t like American football. I think it’s boring and ridiculous and predictable. But baseball is very beautiful. It’s played on a diamond.”
– Jim Jarmusch

“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

“Sadly, this problem of steroid use is not isolated to baseball.”
– Jim Sensenbrenner

“Baseball has long been a national pastime that many Americans have cherished.”
– Jim Sensenbrenner

“Despite reforms in steroid control, serious problems still occur in and out of baseball.”
– Jim Sensenbrenner

“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

“There couldn’t have been a better Hollywood ending for us. It’s beyond baseball. It’s rooting for your family.”
– Jimmy Fallon

“When baseball is no longer fun, it’s no longer a game.”
– Joe DiMaggio

“Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.”
– Joe Garagiola

“I want to play music when I want, write a song if I want or watch a baseball game if I want.”
– John Lee Hooker

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

“For many in baseball September is a month of stark contrast with April, when everyone had dared to hope. If baseball is a lot like life, as pundits declare, it is because life is more about losing than winning.”
– John Thorn

“But baseball bounced back in the next decade to reclaim its place as the national pastime: new heroes, spirited competition, and booming prosperity gave birth to dreams of expansion, both within the major leagues and around the world.”
– John Thorn

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