Baseball quotes and sayings

Baseball was made for kids, and grown-ups only screw it up.
Bob Lemon

A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings.
Earl Wilson

Baseball is a fun game. It beats working for a living.
Phil Linz

Good pitching will beat good hitting any time, and vice versa.
Bob Veale

Baseball statistics are like a girl in a bikini. They show a lot, but not everything.
Toby Harrah

The strongest thing that baseball has going for it today are its yesterdays.
Lawrence Ritter

Baseball is dull only to dull minds.
Red Barber

I see great things in baseball. It’s our game – the American game.
Walt Whitman

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.
Jaja Q

There are a lot more important things in life than baseball. I just haven’t found out what they are yet.
Marty Schupak

Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too.
Greg

Baseball is like church. Many attend but few understand.
Wes Westrum

Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things.
Robert Frost

It ain’t like football. You can’t make up no trick plays.
Yogi Berra

Baseball is the only major sport that appears backwards in a mirror.
George Carlin

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.
Jim Bouton

When I was a little boy, I wanted to be a baseball player and join the circus. With the Yankees, I’ve accomplished both.
Graig Nettles

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.
Thomas Boswell

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.”
Anonymous

Washington — first in war, first in peace, and last in the American League.
Charles Dryden

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.
Brooks Robinson

The trouble with baseball is that it is not played the year round.
Gaylord Perry

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.
Ty Cobb

The whole history of baseball has the quality of mythology.
Bernard Malamud

The human hand is made complete by the addition of a baseball.
Paul Dickson

I don’t put any foreign substances on the baseball. Everything I use is from the good old U.S.A.
George Frazier

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.
Bill Veeck

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.
Nolan Ryan

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.
Roger Angell