155 Baseball Team Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of baseball team quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about baseball season.

Top 10 Baseball Team Quotes (BEST)

  1. Bob Gibson is the luckiest pitcher I ever saw. He always pitches when the other team doesn't score any runs. — Tim Mccarver
  2. 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
  3. Baseball is the only sport I know that when you're on offense, the other team controls the ball. — Ken Harrelson
  4. The last time the Cubs won the World Series was 1908. The last time they were in one was 1945. Hey, any team can have a bad century. — Tom Trebelhorn
  5. Sweat plus sacrifice equals success. — Charlie Finley
  6. 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
  7. Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. — Seneca
  8. The Yankees, you see, they're a money team, they're the class of baseball. You don't ever bet against that. — Jim Thorpe
  9. Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game - and do it by watching first some high school or small-town teams. — Jacques Barzun
  10. Well, there are three things that the average man thinks he can do better than anybody else. Build a fire, run a hotel and manage a baseball team. — Rocky Bridges

Short Baseball Team Quotes

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  • Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story. — Casey Stengel
  • I never ride just to ride. I ride to catch a fox. I play baseball to make the team. — Sargent Shriver
  • You've got to have camaraderie or togetherness on a baseball team if you want to win. — Andy Pettitte
  • Baseball is the greatest of all team sports. — Herbert Hoover
  • In over 160 years of recorded baseball history, no team had ever won a championship this way. — John Thorn
  • We're the best team in baseball, but not by much. — Sparky Anderson
  • I managed a team that was so bad we considered a 2-0 count on the batter a rally. — Rich Donnelly
  • I wasn't ever good enough to be on the baseball team and that sort of stuff. — Balthazar Getty
  • If the Cincinnati Reds were really the first major league baseball team, who did they play? — George Carlin
  • Analytics only goes so far. Basketball, more than baseball, for example, is really a team sport. — Steve Ballmer
Baseball team quote Leadership is earned. You want your team to feel like they work with you, not fo
Leadership is earned. You want your team to feel like they work with you, not for you.

Baseball Season Quotes

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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

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 7 years without ever hitting the ball. — Mickey Mantle

Ninety feet between home plate and first base may be the closest man has ever come to perfection. — Red Smith

Baseball team quote If your heart is bigger than the big-gest guy on the team, then you're the bigge
If your heart is bigger than the big-gest guy on the team, then you're the biggest guy on the team.

The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love. — Bryant Gumbel

There are three things in my life which I really love: God, my family, and baseball. The only problem - once baseball season starts, I change the order around a bit. — Al Gallagher

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. — Wayne Gretzky

Baseball team quote It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in o
It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.

There are only two seasons - winter and Baseball. — Bill Veeck

The saddest day of the year is the day baseball season ends. — Tommy Lasorda

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. — Alvin Dark

[Baseball] breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. — A. Bartlett Giamatti

Baseball Player Quotes

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What does a mama bear on the pill have in common with the World Series? No cubs. — Harry Caray

There are three types of baseball players: Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen and those who wonder what happens. — Tommy Lasorda

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

Baseball team quote Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammat
Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.

I was planning to be a baseball player until I ran into something called a curveball. And that set me back. — Ben Chandler

Canada is a country whose main exports are hockey players and cold fronts. Our main imports are baseball players and acid rain. — Pierre Trudeau

The greatest feeling in the world is to win a major league game. The second-greatest feeling is to lose a major league game. — Chuck Tanner

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

I think I was the best baseball player I ever saw. — Willie Mays

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. — Branch Rickey

More than any other American sport, baseball creates the magnetic, addictive illusion that it can almost be understood. — Thomas Boswell

Baseball Managers Quotes

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Never permit the pressure to exceed the pleasure. — Joe Maddon

They broke it to me gently. The manager came up to me before a game and told me they didn't allow visitors in the clubhouse. — Bob Uecker

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. — Sparky Anderson

If I had been busted for drugs instead of gambling, I'd still be managing the Reds and baseball would be paying for my rehab. — Pete Rose

Baseball is not a conventional industry. It belongs neither to the players nor management, but to all of us. It is our national pastime, our national symbol, and our national treasure. — John Thorn

If I walked back into the booth in the year 2025, I don't think it would have changed much. I think baseball would be played and managed pretty much the same as it is today. It's a great survivor. — Ernie Harwell

One of the beautiful things about baseball is the history. — Jim Abbott

If you're playing baseball and thinking about managing, you're crazy. You'd be better off thinking about being an owner. — Casey Stengel

Every time I sit with our general manager at a baseball game, and there's number-cruncher and statistician guy - I'm sitting around - they start talking about stuff, and I say, 'What's that? I've never heard of that one before. — George Brett

Baseball is the only sport that lets the managers and coaches go out onto the field and rant and rave — Durwood Merrill

Baseball Games Quotes

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I'll tell you what's helped me my entire life. I look at baseball as a game. It's something where people can go out, enjoy and have fun. Nothing more. — Harry Caray

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Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world. — Babe Ruth

Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games, are created equal. — George Will

It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone. — A. Bartlett Giamatti

Politics is not a baseball game with winners or losers. What politics is about is whether we protect the needs of millions of people in this country who are hurting. — Bernie Sanders

The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three run homers. — Earl Weaver

It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What is tough, is being good every day. — Willie Mays

Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is. — Bob Feller

Now there's three things you can do in a baseball game: You can win or you can lose or it can rain. — Casey Stengel

Guns do not make you a killer. I think killing makes you a killer. You can kill someone with a baseball bat or a car, but no one is trying to ban you from driving to the ball game. — Andy Rooney

Baseball Field Quotes

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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

You can't win them all but you can try. — Babe Didrikson Zaharias

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! — Bea Arthur

I'd play for half my salary if I could hit in this dump (Wrigley Field) all the time. — Babe Ruth

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. — Cal Ripken, Jr.

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. — Mike Schmidt

I don't know (if they were men or women running naked across the field). They had bags over their heads. — Yogi Berra

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. — Al Lopez

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. — Joe Morgan

In investing, just as in baseball, to put runs on the scoreboard, one must watch the playing field, not the scoreboard. — Warren Buffett

Sports Team Quotes

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Winning as a team is better than anything. It's great to share success. — Jim Harbaugh

Revolution is a spectators sport. The majority will sit in the stands and watch the factions fight. At the end they will choose side with the team that is winning. — George Lincoln Rockwell

A vital team characteristic is the ability to overcome adversity. Any team acquires experience and endurance as it learns to fight back. This in turn builds the kind of character which seldom crumbles at a time of crisis or testing. — Tom Landry

When you start supporting a football club, you don't support it because of the trophies, or a player, or history, you support it because you found yourself somewhere there; found a place where you belong. — Dennis Bergkamp

The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot. — Bill Russell

When building a team, I always search first for people who love to win. If I can't find any of those, I look for people who hate to lose. — Ross Perot

The team with the best athletes doesn't usually win. It's the team with the athletes who play best together. — Lisa Fernandez

A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are. — Ara Parseghian

The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team. As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven. — Knute Rockne

If you begin to think business whether you own it or work for it like you would a well managed sports team you will learn a lot of very interesting lessons — Strive Masiyiwa

Baseball Coach Quotes

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When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out. — Casey Stengel

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I stare out the window and wait for spring. — Rogers Hornsby

Nobody wanted me. Scouts told me to go to school, to forget baseball. Coaches said, 'You're never going to make it.' I appreciated their honesty, because I think when someone tells you something you may not like, you have to use that as fuel for motivation. — Mike Piazza

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

When Steve and I die, we are going to be buried in the same cemetery, 60-feet 6-inches apart. — Tim Mccarver

What's tough is being good every day. — Willie Mays

What are we at the park for except to win? I'd trip my mother. I'd help her up, brusher her off, tell her I'm sorry. But mother don't make it to third. — Leo Durocher

I just didn't have no edge for baseball. Once special coach Tony Oliva and former Twins coach Al Newman told me what happened, I couldn't function. — Torii Hunter

If you can't imitate him, don't copy him. — Yogi Berra

Why are baseball managers the only coaches who dress up like the players? — Jay Mohr

Baseball Quotes

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Yeah we're not together anymore. She has got - she has got a new boyfriend now. They just moved into together. And I've heard rumors that he is abusive, which makes you want to go over there with a baseball bat. And then blame it on her boyfriend. — Anthony Jeselnik

Back, back, back, back. Gone. — Chris Berman

Some day I'm going to have to stand before God, and if He asks me why I didn't let that [Jackie] Robinson fellow play ball, I don't think saying 'because of the color of his skin' would be a good enough answer. — Branch Rickey

If you do not know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere — Henry A. Kissinger

It's not the disability that defines you; it's how you deal with the challenges the disability presents you with. — Jim Abbott

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If you don't know where you are currently standing, you're dead. — Samuel Beckett

To succeed in baseball, as in life, you must make adjustments. — Ken Griffey, Jr.

It is not heroin or cocaine that makes one an addict, it is the need to escape from a harsh reality. There are more television addicts, more baseball and football addicts, more movie addicts, and certainly more alcohol addicts in this country than there are narcotics addicts. — Shirley Chisholm

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Andre Dawson has a bruised knee and is listed as day-to-day. Aren't we all? — Vin Scully

Not only do I like to go to bars because I like to drink, I do like to drink, but I go because who do you see there? Baseball fans. — Harry Caray

Baseball Love Quotes

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Never mind, love, it's not the end of the world. — Simon Barnes

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God, I just love baseball. — Robert Redford

Listen to yourself, not the noise of the world. Only you know what is right for you. — Leon Brown

I really love baseball. The guys and the game, and I love the challenge of describing things. The only thing I hate - and I know you have to be realistic and pay the bills in this life - is the loneliness on the road. — Vin Scully

I really love baseball. The guys and the game, and I love the challenge of describing things. — Vin Scully

Whether your name is (Lou) Gehrig or (Cal) Ripken, (Joe) DiMaggio or (Jackie) Robinson, or that of some youngster who picks up his bat or puts on his glove, you are challenged by the game of baseball to do your very best day in and day out. That's all I've ever tried to do. — Cal Ripken, Jr.

It was always fun for me, I loved baseball so darn much. By the hours I practiced, you'd have to say I was working a lot of hours, but it was pretty near tireless fun for me. I'd rather swing a bat than do anything else in the world. — Ted Williams

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. — Eric Idle

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. — Ty Cobb

Sometimes we have to lose our way to find out what we really want, for we often ignore our needs until we are lost. — Leon Brown

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More Baseball Team Quotes

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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. — Tommy Lasorda

Bill Gates has 90 billion dollars ... If I had 90 billion dollars, I wouldn't have it for long because I would just dream of all the crazy stuff I could do with it. This guy, 90 billion dollars. He could buy every baseball team and make them all wear dresses and still have 88 billion dollars. — Louis C. K.

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. — Masaharu Morimoto

I follow the baseball team on the Internet more than I do the football team. Generally you can get a Nebraska game anywhere. Before I started doing big arenas and stuff and had a tour bus when I was just working comedy clubs way back when I would always listen to the games in my hotel room on the Internet. — Larry the Cable Guy

In 2005, a man diagnosed with multiple myeloma asked me if he would be alive to watch his daughter graduate from high school in a few months. In 2009, bound to a wheelchair, he watched his daughter graduate from college. The wheelchair had nothing to do with his cancer. The man had fallen down while coaching his youngest son's baseball team. — Siddhartha Mukherjee

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. — Ichiro Suzuki

A well-run restaurant is like a winning baseball team. It makes the most of every crew member's talent and takes advantage of every split-second opportunity to speed up service. — David Ogilvy

Up until the time I was 14 years old, I was sure that I was going to be a big-league baseball player. But that dream came to a rude awakening when I got cut from my high school baseball team. — Phil Knight

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. — Robin Williams

My baseball career ended in college.I played on the freshman team, but was becoming more drawn to intellectualism than athleticism, and so I gave up baseball, and it was perfect timing because baseball was going to give up me very soon. — Donald Trump

I was really short in high school. I was stuck on the bench in the baseball team, so I just thought I'd try out theater, and that was the last time I did sports. — Casey Affleck

The World Series is something that rarely gets to a number of venues in professional baseball. And that's one problem because we want the fan base of particular cities to participate in the World Series, even though there may be a lull in the particular performance of the regional team. — Scott Boras

Every member of our baseball team at West Point became a general: this proves the value of team sports. — Omar N. Bradley

Today's baseball players are walking conglomerates. They have fantastic salaries, multiple investments, but we had one thing they don't have today, the train ride. We didn't always like it, but those rides kept us close as a team and as friends. Something you can't get on a two hour plane ride that used to take you fifteen hours on a train. — Duke Snider

I feel sometimes an American artist must feel, like a baseball player or something - a member of a team writing American history. — Willem de Kooning

A team of giants needs giant pitchers who throw good ideas but every pitcher needs an outstanding catcher. Without giant catchers, the ideas of the giant pitchers may eventually disappear. — Max De Pree

If newspapers were a baseball team, they would be the Mets - without the hope for those folks at the very pinnacle of the financial food chain - who average nearly $24 million a year in income - 'next year.' — Eric Alterman

Only in baseball can a team player be a pure individualist first and a team player second, within the rules and spirit of the game. — Branch Rickey

We used to have an all-Black baseball team, all Black stars and when White folks took Jackie Robinson and brought him into the major league that was the beginning of the crushing of Black baseball teams and leagues. — Louis Farrakhan

As much as we disliked the Yankees, fans and players alike, they were good for baseball. They consistently unsuccessful teams like the Browns, Senators, and A's paid a lot of their bills with those big crowds that poured through the gates when the Yankees came to town. — Bob Feller

Night baseball isn't an aberration. What's an aberration is a team that hasn't won a World Series since 1908. They tend to think of themselves as a little Williamsburg, a cute little replica of a major league franchise. Give me the Oakland A's, thank you very much. People who do it right. — George Will

I have always had my doubts about any form of divine intervention in sports contests. The power of prayer may be remarkable in many other arenas, but why should God want my team to win instead of the other side? Isn't it insulting to request God to even take an interest in baseball? — Roger Ebert

Austin, Texas, and Columbus, Ohio, are the two toughest communities in which you have to put together a winning football team. They are both big metropolitan areas without professional football and major league baseball to sidetrack them. — Brent Musburger

I think that when people join clubs as simple as a sorority or a fraternity, a football team, a baseball team, it's just - you want to be in a group. You want to be around people, you want to be with people. — Theo Rossi

When I first signed with the Yankees, the regulars wouldn't talk to you until you were with the team three or four years. Nowadays the rookies get $100,000 to sign and they don't talk to the regulars. — Lefty Gomez

Baseball is a team game but, at the same time, it's a very lonely game: unlike in soccer or basketball, where players roam around, in baseball everyone has their little plot of the field to tend. When the action comes to you, the spotlight is on you but no one can help you. — Chad Harbach

One reason outfielders don't have stronger arms might be they don't practice as much as we did. Most teams today don't take outfield practice. Another reason is baseball has to compete with other sports now - basketball, football, soccer - for the better athletes that might have more skills and stronger arms. — Al Kaline

If you managed a baseball team, would you listen more closely to the team accountant or the director of player personnel? — Jack Welch

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