I stare out the window and wait for spring.— Rogers Hornsby
Unusual Baseball History quotations
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That's why we call it present.
The worst team in baseball's history won only 55 games.
The best team ever won 110 out of 160, so you're virtually guaranteed to win 1/3 of the time and lose 1/3 of the time. The difference is the 1/3 in the middle. You don't know what bucket the game you're playing falls into, so if you're smart, you'll fight like everything for all of them.
I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Yesterday is a history; Tomorrow a mystery; Today is a gift; That's why we call it the present
I played on the 2001 team, the team that won the most games in the history of Major League Baseball and also I played on one of the worst teams of Major League Baseball.
Major league baseball is about the history of the game.
Baseball history is so important. It's so much more than money.
Yes, we've seen it all before. And yes, those who do not study history are condemned to repeat it. But no, the sky is not falling - baseball is such a great game that neither the owners nor the players can kill it. After some necessary carnage, market forces will prevail.
Don’t let your history interfere with your destiny.
One of the beautiful things about baseball is the history.
I wish that they had the freedoms like the Japanese and the Koreans and the Mexicans and everybody else that has that freedom to come over here and play the game, because I know Cuba has a very strong baseball history.
In over 160 years of recorded baseball history, no team had ever won a championship this way.
Those who tell the stories rule society.
I feel sometimes an American artist must feel, like a baseball player or something - a member of a team writing American history.
After Jackie Robinson the most important black in baseball history is Reggie Jackson, I really mean that.
Jim Fregosi was not only one of the most respected men in baseball, he was a great man. He was a player's manager. He had that special gift as a manager that made you want to get to the field and play your ass off for him. Jim Fregosi was the reason that 1993 was one of the most exciting years in Philadelphia sports history.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is mystery, today is a gift.
No player in baseball history worked harder, suffered more, or did it better than Andre Dawson. He's the best I've ever seen.
Fall forward. Here's what I mean: Reggie Jackson struck out 2,600 times in his career - the most in the history of baseball. But you don't hear about the strikeouts. People remember the home runs. Fall forward. Thomas Edison conducted 1,000 failed experiments. Did you know that? I didn't either - because number 1,001 was the light bulb. Fall forward. Every failed experiment is one step closer to success.
No man in the history of baseball had as much power as . No man.
The theory that religion is a force for peace, does not fits the facts of it's history.
The history of [Mariano] Rivera is pretty unbelievable.
And even if you're not a Yankee or a baseball fan, you have to appreciate the tradition. He gets respect from Boston fans and Phillies fans, and I love tradition.
[Judge and Jury] is outstanding. I have learned more about the history of baseball, true history, than from anything I have ever read or heard about. [It's] research and documentation clarifies so many of the personalities and events that took place before 'my time' in the game. Jacques Barzun's quote: 'Whoever would know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball' should be supplanted by [this] biography of Landis.
Finally learning his baseball history, on the topic of Hank Aaron and his home run record
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
I managed the Dodgers for 20 years. It's hard to believe that there are only four guys in the history of baseball who managed the same team for 20 years or more. One was owner of the team, Connie Mack. Another was part owner of the team, John McGraw. Then there was my predecessor, Walter Alston, and me. It's amazing. In the 20 years I managed the Dodgers, 210 managers were fired.
I went to college to be a jock and to play on the baseball team.
And then, I got cut and realized that that was it for that. I was really small. The other guys were really big, on that team. I was a bit of a theater nerd, and I was an art history major.
Baseball and American football and hockey are all ahead because they have a history. The MLS is kind of new. So hopefully, in time, and with players coming and trying to develop the game, and the U.S. team also doing well - at the last World Cup, they finished above England and created some buzz.
If you're someone who genuinely believes that women don't deserve or aren't as much as men, you're like the plague. On the big history chart, you're the plague... It's just pointless and deadly.
Baseball has so much history and tradition.
You can respect it, or you can exploit it for profit, but it's still being made all over the place, all the time.
Few names have left a firmer imprint upon the pages of the history of American times than has that of Ty Cobb... he seems to have understood that in the competition of baseball, just as in war, defensive strategy never has produced ultimate victory.
A mystique of history and heritage surrounds the New York Yankees.
It's like the old days revived. We're loved and hated, but always in larger doses than any other team. We're the only team in any sport whose name and uniform and insignia are synonymous with their entire sport all over the world.... the Yankees mean baseball to more people than all the other teams combined.
We are not makers of history. We are made by history.
The whole history of baseball has the quality of mythology.
It is the same game that Moonlight Graham played in 1905.
It is a living part of history, like calico dresses, stone crockery, and threshing crews eating at outdoor tables. It continually reminds us of what was, like an Indian-head penny in a handful of new coins.
Those eyes, they've got a history with mine.
They were the first things I saw when I came to, after being hit in the skull with a baseball thrown by Patrick at Little League. They were the fortification I needed at sixteen to ride the chairlift at Sugarloaf, although I am terrified of heights. For almost my whole life, they've told me I'm doing all right, during moments when it was not in my own power to answer.