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The 65 Most Inspirational Baseball Quotes

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Baseball? They should call it BESTball if you ask me.

Whether you’re celebrating a win, honoring your coach, or taking your kid to Fenway Park, we’ve collected some of the most awesome quotes about baseball for you.

People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring. Rogers Hornsby

There may be men that have more talent than you, but there is no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do. Derek Jeter

Inspirational Babe Ruth

The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love. Bryant Gumbel

You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possibly be – in baseball and in life. Pete Rose

Man may penetrate the outer reaches of the universe, he may solve the very secret of eternity itself but for me, the ultimate human experience is to witness the flawless execution of the hit-and-run. Branch Rickey

There are only two seasons – winter and Baseball. William Louis “Bill” Veeck, Jr.

Eat. Sleep. Play ball. Unknown

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? Satchel Paige

You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living, but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you, too. Roy Campanella

Ain’t no man can avoid being born average, but there ain’t no man got to be common. Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige

Don't Waste A Baseball Pitch

I see great things in baseball. It’s our game — the American game. It will take our people out-of-doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism. Tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set. Repair these losses, and be a blessing to us. Walt Whitman

My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging. Hank Aaron

Life will always throw you curves, just keep fouling them off… the right pitch will come, but when it does, be prepared to run the bases. Rick Maksian

Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. Babe Ruth

The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love. Bryant Gumbel

Playing baseball is not real life. It’s a fantasy world… It’s a dream come true. Dale Murphy

Baseball Is Life

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

I don’t care how long you’ve been around, you’ll never see it all. Bob Lemon

I swing big, with everything I’ve got. I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can. Babe Ruth

Baseball is more than a game to me, it’s a religion. William Joseph Klem

Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first. Frederick B. Wilcox

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime. Babe Ruth

There are three types of baseball players: those who make things happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happens. Tommy Lasorda

The only real game, I think, in the world is baseball. Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth Strike Home Run

It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone. A. Bartlett Giamatti

I won’t be happy until we have every boy in America between the ages of six and sixteen wearing a glove and swinging a bat. Babe Ruth

In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept destructive criticism. Without 100 percent dedication, you won’t be able to do this. Willie Mays

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination. Tommy Lasorda

There are three things in my life which I really love: God, my family, and baseball. The only problem — once baseball season starts, I change the order around a bit. Al Gallagher

Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday’s success or put its failures behind and start over again. That’s the way life is, with a new game every day, and that’s the way baseball is. Bob Feller

Baseball is a harbor, a seclusion from failure that really matters, a playful utopia in which virtuosity can be savored to the third decimal place of a batting average. Mark Kramer

Home Baseball

Don’t be afraid to take advice. There’s always something new to learn. Babe Ruth

Humanity is the keystone that holds nations and men together. When that collapses, the whole structure crumbles. This is as true of baseball teams as any other pursuit in life. Connie Mack

I’m convinced that every boy, in his heart, would rather steal second base than an automobile. Tom Clark

Show me a guy whos afraid to look bad, and I’ll show you a guy you can beat every time. Lou Brock

You don’t save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain. Leo Durocher

To win. Nothing else matters, and nothing else will do. Sanford “Sandy” Koufax

Pitchers, like poets, are born not made. Cy Young

Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s game. Babe Ruth

One of the beautiful things about baseball is the history. James Anthony Abbott

Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. George F. Will

Step Up To The Plate

Any baseball is beautiful. No other small package comes as close to the ideal design and utility. It is a perfect object for a man’s hand. Pick it up and it instantly suggests its purpose; it is meant to be thrown a considerable distance — thrown hard and with precision. Roger Angell

Don’t tell me about the world. Not today. It’s springtime and they’re knocking baseball around fields where the grass is damp and green in the morning and the kids are trying to hit the curve ball. Pete Hamill

The ballpark is calling and I must go. Unknown

When you step into the batter’s box, have nothing on your mind except baseball. Pete Rose

Herzog’s Rules: Be on time. Bust your butt. Play smart. Have some laughs while you’re at it. Whitey Herzog

I don’t feel right unless I have a sport to play or at least a way to work up a sweat. Hank Aaron

No matter how good you are, you’re going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you’re going to win one-third of your games. It’s the other third that makes the difference. Tommy Lasorda

Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines. Satchel Paige

Be Good Inspirational

The best possible thing in baseball is winning the World Series. The second best thing is losing the World Series. Tommy Lasorda

Sweat plus sacrifice equals success. Charlie Finley

Everything looks nicer when you win. The girls are prettier. The cigars taste better. The trees are greener. Alfred Manuel “Billy” Martin, Jr.

Baseball is for the leisurely afternoons of summer and for the unchanging dreams. Roger Kahn

Baseball: No grass stains- no glory! No bruises- no story! Unknown

That’s baseball, and it’s my game. Y’ know, you take your worries to the game, and you leave ’em there. You yell like crazy for your guys. It’s good for your lungs, gives you a lift, and nobody calls the cops. Humphrey Bogart

To understand him you had to understand this: he wasn’t human. Joe Dugan, (About Babe Ruth)

Baseball is reassuring. It makes me feel as if the world is not going to blow up. Sharon Olds

The game isn’t over till it’s over. Yogi Berra

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