Baseball was made for kids, and grown-ups only screw it up.
A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings.
Baseball is a fun game. It beats working for a living.
Good pitching will beat good hitting any time, and vice versa.
Baseball statistics are like a girl in a bikini. They show a lot, but not everything.
The strongest thing that baseball has going for it today are its yesterdays.
Baseball is dull only to dull minds.
I see great things in baseball. It’s our game – the American game.
Baseball isn’t a business, it’s more like a disease.
Walter F. O’Malley
Life is like a baseball game. When you think a fastball is coming, You gotta be ready to hit the curve.
There are a lot more important things in life than baseball. I just haven’t found out what they are yet.
Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too.
Baseball is like church. Many attend but few understand.
Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things.
It ain’t like football. You can’t make up no trick plays.
Baseball is the only major sport that appears backwards in a mirror.
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.
When I was a little boy, I wanted to be a baseball player and join the circus. With the Yankees, I’ve accomplished both.
Any person claiming to be a baseball fan who does not also claim to have invented the quickest, simplest and most complete method of keeping score probably is a fraud.
The owner of the Philadelphia Phillies once remarked that he was going to write a book on how to make a small fortune in baseball. “The first step”, he said, “was to begin with a large fortune.”
Washington — first in war, first in peace, and last in the American League.
It’s a pretty sure thing that the player’s bat is what speaks loudest when it’s contract time, but there are moments when the glove has the last word.
The trouble with baseball is that it is not played the year round.
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.
The whole history of baseball has the quality of mythology.
The human hand is made complete by the addition of a baseball.
I don’t put any foreign substances on the baseball. Everything I use is from the good old U.S.A.
Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can’t get you off.
One of the beautiful things about baseball is that every once in a while you come into a situation where you want to, and where you have to, reach down and prove something.
Since baseball time is measured only in outs, all you have to do is succeed utterly; keep hitting, keep the rally alive, and you have defeated time. You remain forever young.