Ashburnham Little League: Baseball Quotes

Friday, March 28
Baseball Quotes

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, Ball Four, 1970

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

I don't want to play golf.  When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it.  ~Rogers Hornsby

When you're in a slump, it's almost as if you look out at the field and it's one big glove.  ~Vance Law

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.  ~Jim Murray

Good pitching will beat good hitting any time, and vice versa.  ~Bob Veale, 1966

A ball player's got to be kept hungry to become a big-leaguer.  That's why no boy from a rich family ever made the big leagues.  ~Joe DiMaggio, quoted in New York Times, 30 April 1961

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

You don't save a pitcher for tomorrow.  Tomorrow it may rain

During my 18 years I came to bat almost 10,000 times.  I struck out about 1,700 times and walked maybe 1,800 times.  You figure a ballplayer will average about 500 at bats a season.  That means I played seven years without ever hitting the ball.  ~Mickey Mantle, 1970

Why does everybody stand up and sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" when they're already there?  ~Larry Anderson


The great thing about baseball is that there's a crisis every day.  ~Gabe Paul.

I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it.  ~Sandy Koufax

Don't forget to swing hard, in case you hit the ball.  ~Woodie Held

It ain't nothin' till I call it.  ~Bill Klem, umpire

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

Well, boys, it's a round ball and a round bat and you got to hit the ball square.  ~Joe Schultz, 1969

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

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