Quotes of Baseball - somelinesforyou

“ Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand. ”

- Leo Durocher

“ 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

“ 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

“ Baseball is the only sport I know that when you're on offense, the other team controls the ball. ”

- Ken Harrelson

“ It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course. ”

- Hank Aaron

“ There are only five things you can do in baseball: run, throw, catch, hit, and hit with power. ”

- Leo Durocher

“ Now, you tell me, if I have a day off during the baseball season, where do you think I'll spend it? The ballpark. I still love it. Always have, always will. ”

- Harry Caray

“ I know this is the greatest moment in my baseball career. We're world champions now. This is a dream come true. ”

- Johnny Damon

“ Baseball is a game of inches. ”

- Branch Rickey

“ Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he's losing; nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead. ”

- Jackie Robinson

“ I think it was one of the greatest times ever in the world to play baseball. Television was in its infancy. Breaking the color barrier. ”

- Jackie Robinson

“ Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field? ”

- Jim Bouton

“ Baseball is a game, yes. It is also a business. But what is most truly is is disguised combat. For all its gentility, its almost leisurely pace, baseball is violence under wraps. ”

- Willie Mays

“ Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many players on the field? ”

- Jim Boulton

“ 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

“ Baseball is a game of race, creed, and color. The race is to first base. The creed is the rules of the game. The color? Well, the home team wears white uniforms, and the visiting team wears gray. ”

- Joe Garagiola

“ Words can be like baseball bats when used maliciously. ”

- Sidney Madwed

“ If it weren't for baseball, many kids wouldn't know what a millionaire looked like. ”

- Phyllis Diller

“ Sandy was always the baseball guy who understood what GMs went through. He wasn't afraid to tell it like it was. He was always fair because he understood the game. He's special. ”

- John Hart

“ Canada is a country whose main exports are hockey players and cold fronts. Our main imports are baseball players and acid rain. ”

- Pierre Elliott Trudeau

“ Baseball is a skilled game. It's America's game — it, and high taxes. ”

- Will Rogers

“ Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical. ”

- Yogi Berra

“ Baseball was made for kids, and grown-ups only screw it up. ”

- Bob Lemon

“ Baseball is the only major sport that appears backwards in a mirror. ”

- George Carlin

“ A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings. ”

- Earl Wilson

“ Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things. ”

- Robert Frost

“ 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

“ Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer. ”

- Ted Williams

“ Baseball is a fun game. It beats working for a living. ”

- Phil Linz

“ Baseball is what we were. Football is what we have become. ”

- Mary McGrory
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