Quotations list about spring training, winter and summer captions citing Sandy Koufax, Henry David Thoreau and Bud Selig sayings.
People who write about spring training not being necessary have never tried to throw a baseball.
— Sandy Koufax
That devilish Iron Horse, whose ear-rending neigh is heard throughout the town, has muddied the Boiling Spring with his foot, and he it is that has browsed off all the woods on Walden shore, that Trojan horse, with a thousand men in his belly, introduced by mercenary Greeks! Where is the country's champion, the Moore of Moore Hall, to meet him at the Deep Cut and thrust an avenging lance between the ribs of the bloated pest?
— Henry David Thoreau spring training quote
You mean guys don't get injured in spring training? Guys get hurt walking down the street.
— Bud Selig
It all comes down to when spring training comes. Do you want to go or don't you? If you want to go, you go.
— Chili Davis
The last two times I went to spring training, I had to win a job, and if I didn't get off to a blazing start, I'm on the bench. Now, I've proven myself, so it's not essential that I get off to a real good start.
— spring training quotation by Eric Davis
If I don't make the team out of spring training, I'll keep a good attitude.
I'll just go polish up the parts of my game that made me not stay in the big leagues.
I got that nickname my first spring training camp with the Expos in 1974.
Tim Foli, Ken Singleton and Mike Jorgensen started calling me 'Kid' because I was trying to win every sprint. I was trying to hit every pitch out of the park.
None of the teams that actually probably were offering me a job from the getgo, actually in spring training, are in the playoffs right now.
Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.
I come to spring training and just try to do my job, try to do the best I can.
That's all any player can do.
A young ballplayer looks on his first spring training trip as a stage struck young woman regards the theater.
These days baseball is different. You come to spring training, you get your legs ready, you arms loose, your agents ready, your lawyer lined up.
Champions train, losers complain.
It's the fans that need spring training.
You gotta get 'em interested. Wake 'em up and let 'em know that their season is coming, the good times are gonna roll.
I hate the cursed Oriole fundamentals.
.. I've been doing them since 1964. I do them in my sleep. I hate spring training.
Before I pitch any game, from spring training to Game 7 of the World Series, I'm scared to death.
Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.
I had only played five games in my senior year in high school.
I was not large enough. Hell, when I graduated, I was about five foot four and weighed 120 pounds. I didn't go with the Dodgers until spring training of 1940 and I weighed all of 155 pounds soaking wet.
The Florida State League was considered the top A-league back then.
You played in the spring training parks of major league teams, traveled throughout some great cities in Florida, and the pay was the best in A-ball.
Mickey Mantle was a very good golfer, but we weren't allowed to play golf during the season; only at spring training.
Education is not the learning of facts, it's rather the training of the mind to think.