Quotations on Baseball

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The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are so obsessed with them.
- Hank Aaron
(Keywords: Home, Baseball, Fans, Games, Play)

A baseball manager is a necessary evil.
- Sparky Anderson
(Keywords: Manager, Baseball, Evil)

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
(Keywords: Success, Manager, Baseball, Mind, Right)

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.
- Roger Angell
(Keywords: Death, Thought, Baseball, Press, Talk, Want, Writer)

I've been lucky. I've met a lot of baseball people, and I've learned to value people who talk - people who talk well and in long sentences and even long paragraphs.
- Roger Angell
(Keywords: People, Baseball, Talk, Value)

If I couldn't broadcast baseball games, I think I would make a good impression on people.
- Mackenzie Astin
(Keywords: People, Impression, Baseball, Games)

Awards mean a lot, but they don't say it all. The people in baseball mean more to me than statistics.
- Ernie Banks
(Keywords: People, Awards, Baseball, Statistics)

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
(Keywords: Heart, America, Baseball, First, Mind, Rules, School)

It's a weird scene. You win a few baseball games and all of a sudden you're surrounded by reporters and TV men with cameras asking you about Vietnam and race relations.
- Vida Blue
(Keywords: Men, Baseball, Games, Race, Vietnam)

In life, so many things are taken for granted, but one thing I can honestly say is that I took every day, enjoyed the game of putting on that uniform and playing the great game of baseball.
- Wade Boggs
(Keywords: Life, Baseball, Day)

Humbled by the fact that never in a million years would I ever thought that I would be on the same stage with all these great Hall of Famers and enshrined to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
- Wade Boggs
(Keywords: Thought, Baseball, Fact, Fame, Years)

Young players need to know how to take care of themselves for life after baseball.
- Barry Bonds
(Keywords: Life, Baseball, Care)

I think some of the pressure comes from the expectations of other people. Like if your father played baseball, they expect you to be the big lifesaver or something when you play a sport.
- Barry Bonds
(Keywords: Father, People, Baseball, Expectations, Play, Pressure)

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
(Keywords: Men, Baseball, Football)

You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.
- Jim Bouton
(Keywords: Life, Time, Baseball, End)

I've only read two books in my life: Baseball Sparkplug and Love Story.
- George Brett
(Keywords: Love, Baseball, Books)

Boys, baseball is a game where you gotta have fun. You do that by winning.
- Dave Bristol
(Keywords: Winning, Baseball, Boys, Fun)

The baseball held was my fantasy of what life offered.
- Lou Brock
(Keywords: Life, Baseball, Fantasy)

While I'm playing baseball, I'm still writing songs and having tapes sent to me. I'm sure I'll spend a lot of time in the whirlpool resting these tired bones, so I'll be thinking of music then.
- Garth Brooks
(Keywords: Music, Time, Baseball, Songs, Thinking, Writing)

As a kid, before I could play music, I remember baseball being the one thing that could always make me happy.
- Garth Brooks
(Keywords: Music, Baseball, Being, Play)

It's such a beautiful sport, with no politics involved, no color, no class. Only as a youngster can you play and as a pro can you win. The game has kept me young, involved and excited and for me to be up here with gems of baseball.
- Jack Buck
(Keywords: Politics, Baseball, Class, Play)

These old ballparks are like cathedrals in America. We don't have big old Gothic cathedrals like they do in Europe. But we got baseball parks.
- Jimmy Buffett
(Keywords: America, Baseball, Europe, Old)

The perception is that baseball's players' union is protecting players to use steroids and other illegal performance-enhancing drugs.
- Jim Bunning
(Keywords: Perception, Performance, Baseball, Drugs)

One night I went over to get some dope from some Hollywood tough guy. After I left, my son Scott, who was only fifteen, went over with a baseball bat to kill him. I was laughing out of one eye and crying out of the other. I thought, Who am I kidding?
- James Caan
(Keywords: Son, Thought, Baseball, Eye, Hollywood, Night)

When I was coming up, I just wanted to play baseball and I'm doing what I love to do most. How can I feel pressure doing what I love to do?
- Miguel Cabrera
(Keywords: Love, Baseball, Play, Pressure)

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
(Keywords: Love, Baseball, Day, Now, Will)

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
(Keywords: Life, People, Baseball, Fun, Nothing)

Say this for big league baseball - it is beyond any question the greatest conversation piece ever invented in America.
- Bruce Catton
(Keywords: America, Baseball, Conversation, Question)

I also developed an interest in sports, and played in informal games at a nearby school yard where the neighborhood children met to play touch football, baseball, basketball and occasionally, ice hockey.
- Steven Chu
(Keywords: Sports, Baseball, Basketball, Children, Football, Games, Interest, Play, School)

The student body was huge at UT and you had to mature pretty quick, very quick actually. I enjoyed it and it helped me a lot in my life in general - not only in the classroom but on the baseball field as well.
- Roger Clemens
(Keywords: Life, Baseball, Body, Classroom, Pretty, Quick)

Some of my finest memories are from my time at the University of Texas. College baseball, I love it.
- Roger Clemens
(Keywords: Love, Time, Baseball, College, Memories, University)

Even though I play a professional sport now, I love college baseball.
- Roger Clemens
(Keywords: Love, Baseball, College, Now, Play)

Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men. It's no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out. It's a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest.
- Ty Cobb
(Keywords: Men, Survival, Baseball, Struggle, Tea)

I have observed that baseball is not unlike a war, and when you come right down to it, we batters are the heavy artillery.
- Ty Cobb
(Keywords: War, Baseball, Right)

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
(Keywords: Love, Money, Baseball, Excitement, Today, Trouble)

I am involved in minor league baseball. I go around the country speaking to troubled youths, trying to help them understand that whatever path they choose, they'll need to really pay attention to it.
- Gerry Cooney
(Keywords: Attention, Baseball, Country, Help, Trying)

We're just being ourselves and having fun playing baseball. The biggest thing is when people look at our team, they can see that we're having a lot of fun.
- Johnny Damon
(Keywords: People, Baseball, Being, Fun)

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
(Keywords: God, Baseball, Chicago, Living, Privilege)

Let the teachers teach English and I will teach baseball. There is a lot of people in the United States who say isn't, and they ain't eating.
- Dizzy Dean
(Keywords: People, Baseball, Eating, English, states, Teachers, United, Will)

Kids are our future, and we hope baseball has given them some idea of what it is to live together and how we can get along, whether you be black or white.
- Larry Doby
(Keywords: Idea, Hope, Baseball, Future, Kids)

My main objective is to prepare candidates for professional baseball; however, the majority of our graduates will go home as much better qualified amateurs.
- Jim Evans
(Keywords: Home, Baseball, Majority, Will)

The vast majority of people who watch baseball can properly call 95% of all plays that happen on the field. My job is to teach you how to call the other 5%.
- Jim Evans
(Keywords: People, Baseball, Job, Majority)

Anyone interested in becoming a professional umpire and becoming eligible to work in the minor leagues must attend one of the two umpire schools sanctioned by Major League Baseball.
- Jim Evans
(Keywords: Work, Baseball, Schools, Umpire)

There couldn't have been a better Hollywood ending for us. It's beyond baseball. It's rooting for your family.
- Jimmy Fallon
(Keywords: Family, Baseball, Ending, Hollywood)

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
(Keywords: Life, Success, Opportunity, Baseball, Day, Yesterday)

That's what Major League Baseball's steroid scandal was all about, the hidden harm in competitive sports that sends the wrong message to the young.
- Suzanne Fields
(Keywords: Sports, Baseball, Harm, Scandal, Wrong)

Whatever I contributed to the unique morale of the Cardinals was part of this growth, and so, of course, was my decision to have it out in public with the owners of organized baseball.
- Curt Flood
(Keywords: Decision, Growth, Baseball, Public)

When I started to sing, my mother would have me engaged to perform at the Women's Christian Temperance Union national or annual meetings. I would hate doing this because I wanted to play baseball or go off skiing.
- Maureen Forrester
(Keywords: Women, Mother, Christian, Baseball, Hate, Meetings, Play, Temperance)

I like contemporary American literature and I like biographies and I like jazz and I like baseball and I like writers who write about the human condition and sci-fi is just something that I happened into.
- Jonathan Frakes
(Keywords: American, Baseball, Jazz, Literature, Writers)

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
(Keywords: Home, Baseball, First, Race, Rules)

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