Baseball Quotes And Sayings


Baseball Quotes And Sayings

“Donning a glove for a backyard toss, or watching a ball game, or just reflecting upon our baseball days, we are players again, forever young.”
– John Thorn

“In over 160 years of recorded baseball history, no team had ever won a championship this way.”
– John Thorn

“And then came the nineties, when management, suddenly frightened that they had ceded control to the players, sought to restore baseball’s profitability by ‘running the game like a business.’”
– John Thorn

“Baseball presents a living heritage, a game poised between the powerful undertow of seasons past and the hope of next day, next week, next year.”
– John Thorn

“One of the first lessons he or she learns is that in baseball anything, absolutely anything, can happen. Just two days ago as I write this, something happened that had never happened in baseball before.”
– John Thorn

“Yes, we’ve seen it all before. And yes, those who do not study history are condemned to repeat it. But no, the sky is not falling – baseball is such a great game that neither the owners nor the players can kill it. After some necessary carnage, market forces will prevail.”
– John Thorn

“Finally, for all of us but a lucky few, the dream of playing big-time baseball is relinquished so we can get on with grown-up things.”
– John Thorn

“I’m a football guy. Baseball, I enjoy it at playoff time.”
– Jon Bon Jovi

“I like getting up in front of an audience. It’s fun when you go to a baseball game and the crowd is cheering you. I can’t deny it. And it’s very funny, too. Sometimes you’re shy; you go somewhere and everyone’s looking at you, so you feel a little self-conscious.”
– Jon Lovitz

“Baseball is more than a game. It’s like life played out on a field.”
– Juliana Hatfield

“I wanted to play baseball!”
– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“I was a baseball fan myself, I wanted to play baseball.”
– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“As American as an apple is and as American as baseball is, they don’t go together. You can’t be chewing an apple at a baseball game. You’ve got to let go of the diet that day.”
– Kevin James

“I wasn’t really serious about acting – I was serious about baseball.”
– Kurt Russell

“Well, my favorite sport as a kid was clearly baseball.”
– Leigh Steinberg

“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

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

“All I can say is I’ve been reading the lips of bleeped-out words, angry baseball players, and stoned-out rock stars on awards shows for years and it’s been hilarious. Everyone is always asking me what the bleeped-out parts are saying.”
– Marlee Matlin

“Right now I like baseball, hockey and tennis players. And horseback riders.”
– Martina Hingis

“Baseball needs to put the steroids era behind it by having and enforcing tough rules against all kinds of artificial advantages, so that spring can return.”
– Marvin Olasky

“Opening day. All you have to do is say the words and you feel the shutters thrown wide, the room air out, the light pour in. In baseball, no other day is so pure with possibility. No scores yet, no losses, no blame or disappointment. No hangover, at least until the game’s over.”
– Mary Schmich

“Well, baseball was my whole life. Nothing’s ever been as fun as baseball.”
– Mickey Mantle

“It was all I lived for, to play baseball.”
– Mickey Mantle

“I’ll play baseball for the Army or fight for it, whatever they want me to do.”
– 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

“When I was growing up, there weren’t any Little Leagues in the city. Parents worked all the time. They didn’t have time to take their kids out to play baseball and football.”
– Mike Krzyzewski

“I don’t play fantasy baseball anymore now because it’s too much work, and I feel like I have to hold myself up to such a high standard. I’m pretty serious about my fantasy football, though.”
– Nate Silver

“Any one game in baseball doesn’t tell you that much, just as any one poll doesn’t tell you that much.”
– Nate Silver

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