Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical.
When I step onto the court, I don't have to think about anything.
If I have a problem off the court, I find that after I play,
my mind is clearer and I can come up with a better solution.
It's like therapy. It relaxes me and allows me to solve problems.
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
Cricket is basically baseball on valium.
The difference between the old ballplayer and the new ballplayer
is the jersey. The old ballplayer cared about the name on
the front. The new ballplayer cares about the name on the
Most games are lost, not won!
It ain't over 'til it's over.
These are the saddest of possible words:
"Tinker to Evers to Chance."
Trio of bear cubs, and fleeter than birds,
Tinker and Evers and Chance.
Ruthlessly pricking our gonfalon bubble,
Making a Giant hit into a double -
Words that are heavy with nothing but trouble:
Franklin Pierce Adams
Tinker to Evers to Chance.
If my uniform doesn't get dirty, I haven't done anything in
the baseball game.
For the parents of a Little Leaguer, a baseball game is simply
a nervous breakdown into innings.
There are three things you can do in a baseball game. You
can win, or you can lose, or it can rain.
American Baseball Player and Manager,
MONDAY, n. In Christian countries, the day after the baseball
The Devil's Dictionary.
Two hours is about as long as any American can wait for the
close of a baseball game, or anything else for that matter.
We are inclined to think that if we watch a football game
or a baseball game, we have taken part in it.
John F. Kennedy
Watching a baseball game on television is like chasing the
great white whale in a goldfish bowl. It trivializes everything:
men two inches high, a ball the size of a bee. It is like
looking at the heavens through a dime-store telescope.
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.
American Baseball Player (pitcher), born
Baseball must be a great game to survive the fools who run
Baseball is more than a game to me, it's a religion.
Boys, baseball is a game where you gotta have fun. You do
that by winning.
You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line
and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over
the damn plate and give the other man his chance. That's why
baseball is the greatest game of them all.
American baseball player.
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.
American Sports Writer, winner of a Pulitzer
There is but one game and that game is baseball.
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.
Baseball gives every American boy a chance to excel, not just
to be as good as someone else but to be better than someone
else. This is the nature of man and the name of the game.
American Baseball Player, 1918-2002.
Baseball's future? Bigger and bigger, better and better! No
question about it, it's the greatest game there is!
American Baseball player 1918-2002.
Baseball is a slow, sluggish game, with frequent and trivial
interruptions, offering the spectator many opportunities to
reflect at leisure upon the situation on the field: This is
what a fan loves most about the game.
The great thing about baseball is when you are done, you'll
only tell your grandchildren the good things. If they ask
me about 1989 I'll tell them I had amnesia.
If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving
an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life
without even considering if there are men on base.
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.
How can a guy win a game if you don't give him any runs?
Robert Bo Belinsky
After losing a game 15-0.
Referring to the 1969 New York Mets.