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
Fantastic Baseball Field quotations
The future lies before you, like a field of fallen snow. Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show.
You can't win them all but you can try.
I'd never even been to Wrigley Field.
I never even enjoyed baseball that much, but I loved being there, the crowd was lovely, and they all sang with me!
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there.
I've felt some great feelings on the baseball field.
.. in front of 50,000 people and millions on TV... but the feeling you get when you give a kid a chance, that is a hundred times greater than that feeling.
I'd play for half my salary if I could hit in this dump (Wrigley Field) all the time.
If you could equate the amount of time and effort put in mentally and physically into succeeding on the baseball field and measured it by the dirt on your uniform, mine would have been black.
The future lies before you, like a field of fallen snow; Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show.
I don't know (if they were men or women running naked across the field).
They had bags over their heads.
I played everything. I played lacrosse, baseball, hockey, soccer, track and field. I was a big believer that you played hockey in the winter and when the season was over you hung up your skates and you played something else.
Baseball players are smarter than football players.
How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?
An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.
Do what you love to do and give it your very best.
Whether it's business or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you don't love what you're doing and you can't give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. You'll be an old man before you know it.
A good base stealer should make the whole infield jumpy.
Whether you steal or not, you're changing the rhythm of the game. If the pitcher is concerned about you, he isn't concentrating enough on the batter.
The one constant through all the years has been baseball.
America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It's been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, is a part of our past. It reminds us of all that once was good, and what could be again.
It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.
In investing, just as in baseball, to put runs on the scoreboard, one must watch the playing field, not the scoreboard.
Baseball is more than a game. It's like life played out on a field.
I'd rather be a good person off the field than a good baseball player on the field.
All that proves is that most of the world is too poor to build bowling alleys, golf courses, tennis courts and baseball fields. There's hundreds of millions of poor people out there who still ain't got indoor plumbing, but that don't mean there's something great about an outhouse. Soccer is boring. I've never seen a more boring sport.
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.
[Baseball] breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart.
Baseball has the largest library of law and love and custom and ritual, and therefore, in a nation that fundamentally believes it is a nation under law, well, baseball is America's most privileged version of the level field.
Baseball, boxing, handball - sooner or later every game gets compared to narrative, but only in football are the plays perfectly linear, drawn up with letters, and only in football is the field itself lined like a sheet of notebook paper.
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
In baseball you hit your home run over the right-field fence, the left-field fence, the center-field fence. Nobody cares. In golf everything has got to be right over second base.
I had a basketball net that my dad had put up outside.
I went out there and dribbled all day long. I wanted to play basketball. Then Id go baseball, and then Id go to football. I remember playing football in a plowed field. I grew up going from one thing to the next wanting to play something.
It's rewarding riding into the sunset.
What better way to go? My teammates carried me off the field - it doesn't get any better than that. Now it's time to be a dad. To be as successful at that as I was at baseball would be nice.
The French don't have a baseball team.
And if they did, there'd only be a left field, and no one would be safe.
No matter what I do on the baseball field, no matter how hard I try to be a good player, no matter how hard I try to be a good father or a good husband, I can never do enough. I can never be perfect in this world. But God's there to tell me that it's not what you do, it's whom you believe in and it's Him loving me.
Baseball is a lot like the ivy-covered wall of Wrigley Field--it gives off a great appearance, but when you run into it, you discover the bricks underneath. At times, it seems that we're dealing with a group of men who aren't much different than others we've all run into over the years, except they wear neckties instead of robes and hoods.
His herding instinct is so strong that he confuses tractors on a baseball field for sheep. He was hospitalized twice. Once by a line drive and once for attacking a tractor tread.
To be a star and stay a star, I think you've got to have a certain air of arrogance about you, a cockiness, a swagger on the field that says, "I can do this and you can't stop me." I know that I play baseball with this air of arrogance, but I think it's lacking in a lot of guys who could have the potential to be stars.
When you're in a slump, it's almost as if you look out at the field and it's one big glove.
Baseball as I have said before to many.
.. many parents it's not about wins and losses. It's about the life lessons that are learned on that baseball field. The perseverance, the hard work that it takes, dealing with failure.
I played [baseball] in college, so it wasn't that much a stretch.
But I would say the main thing for guys who hadn't played before it's just one word - swagger. If you have swagger on the field, and look like you know how to play, that's 90% of it.
Baseball was my refuge. When I came on the field, I did my job, and did the best I could and focused on that. Then I went home and I was miserable. That was pretty much my routine every day.?
I'm 36 years old, I love my family, I love baseball, and I'm about to become a farmer. But until I heard the voice, I'd never done a crazy thing in my whole life.
Baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh... people will come Ray. People will most definitely come.