What does a mama bear on the pill have in common with the World Series? No cubs.— Harry Caray
Perspective Baseball Player quotations
There are three types of baseball players: Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen and those who wonder what happens.
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.
I was planning to be a baseball player until I ran into something called a curveball. And that set me back.
Canada is a country whose main exports are hockey players and cold fronts.
Our main imports are baseball players and acid rain.
Ninety feet between home plate and first base may be the closest man has ever come to perfection.
The greatest feeling in the world is to win a major league game.
The second-greatest feeling is to lose a major league game.
Well, boys, it's a round ball and a round bat and you got to hit the ball square.
The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love.
Baseball players are smarter than football players.
How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?
I think I was the best baseball player I ever saw.
It (a baseball box score) doesn't tell how big you are, what church you attend, what color you are, or how your father voted in the last election. It just tells what kind of baseball player you were on that particular day.
Baseball is the only sport I know that when you're on offense, the other team controls the ball.
More than any other American sport, baseball creates the magnetic, addictive illusion that it can almost be understood.
Baseball, to me, is still the national pastime because it is a summer game.
I feel that almost all Americans are summer people, that summer is what they think of when they think of their childhood. I think it stirs up an incredible emotion within people.
Golf is the only sport I know of where a player pays for every mistake.
A man can muff a serve in tennis, miss a strike in baseball, or throw an incomplete pass in football and still have another chance to square himself. In golf, every swing counts against you.
People think [baseball players] make $3 million and $4 million a year.
They don't realize that most of us only make $500,000.
My name is not 'The Best Player in Baseball.' My name is George Kenneth Griffey, Jr.
My dad taught me to switch-hit. He and my grandfather, who was left-handed, pitched to me every day after school in the back yard. I batted lefty against my dad and righty against my granddad.
Every player should be accorded the privilege of at least one season with the Chicago Cubs. That's baseball as it should be played - in God's own sunshine. And that's really living.
When I went blind at 13, I realized that I wasn't going to be a good baseball or basketball player like I enjoyed before. It forced me to look beyond the obvious, to things that I could still do well.
I'd rather be a good person off the field than a good baseball player on the field.
Baseball's time is seamless and invisible, a bubble within which players move at exactly the same pace and rhythms as all their predecessors. This is the way the game was played in our youth and in our fathers' youth, and even back then ... there must have been the same feeling that time could be stopped.
The more that Japanese players go to the big leagues to play and succeed, the more that will serve to inspire young kids in Japan to want to become baseball players when they grow up.
I love being an older comic now. It's like being an old soccer or an old baseball player. You're in the Hall of Fame and it's nice, but you're no longer that person in the limelight on the spot doing that thing.
Baseball is a simple game. If you have good players and if you keep them in the right frame of mind then the manager is a success.
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.
We win if the world is convinced of two things, that you are a fine gentleman, and a great baseball player.
Tom Cruise only makes one or two film appearances a year.
A baseball player can be the hero or the goat one-hundred and sixty-two times a year.
Some kids dream of joining the circus, others of becoming a major league baseball player. I have been doubly blessed. As a member of the New York Yankees, I have gotten to do both.
When I was a kid, I have two dreams. I want to be a baseball player. Hometown, Hiroshima, has a Japanese baseball franchise team called Hiroshima Carps. You know, and then I want to be a sushi chef. I want to make own restaurant - sushi restaurant.
Young players need to know how to take care of themselves for life after baseball.
A good professional athlete must have the love of a little boy.
And the good players feel the kind of love for the game that they did when they were Little Leaguers.
I knew I wasn't a baseball writer. I was scared to death. I really was afraid to talk to players, and I didn't want to go into the press box because I thought I was faking it.
The banishment for life of Pete Rose from baseball is a sad end if a sorry episode. One of the game's greatest players has engaged in a variety of acts which have stained the game, and he must now live with the consequences of those acts. There is absolutely no deal for reinstatement.