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)

It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.
- Hank Aaron
(Keywords: Baseball, Golf, Years)

It's not like learning how to hit a curve ball in baseball.
- Floyd Abrams
(Keywords: Baseball, Learning)

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)

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
(Keywords: Baseball, Being)

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)

I've always been like that. I was a tomboy when I was a kid, so I was always playing baseball and basketball and football and stuff as a kid with the boys.
- Catherine Bell
(Keywords: Baseball, Basketball, Boys, Football)

In baseball, you don't know nothing.
- Yogi Berra
(Keywords: Baseball, Nothing)

Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.
- Yogi Berra
(Keywords: Baseball, Parents)

You know, it's a different deal - throwing a football as opposed to throwing a baseball.
- Drew Bledsoe
(Keywords: Baseball, Football)

I keep telling myself, don't get cocky. Give your services to the press and the media, be nice to the kids, throw a baseball into the stands once in a while.
- Vida Blue
(Keywords: Baseball, Kids, Media, Press)

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)

Looking back on those days and little leaguer, the Hall of Fame is not even a blinking star, but through baseball travels and moving up the ladder, that star begins to flicker.
- Wade Boggs
(Keywords: Baseball, Fame)

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)

Some say our national pastime is baseball. Not me. It's gossip.
- Erma Bombeck
(Keywords: Baseball, Gossip)

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

When I finish playing, I think I'd like to coach college baseball.
- Barry Bonds
(Keywords: Baseball, Coach, College)

Baseball is just my job.
- Barry Bonds
(Keywords: Baseball, Job)

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)

You can't be afraid to make errors! You can't be afraid to be naked before the crowd, because no one can ever master the game of baseball, or conquer it. You can only challenge it.
- Lou Brock
(Keywords: Baseball, Challenge)

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)

I'd like to think a baseball picture is somewhere in my future.
- Garth Brooks
(Keywords: Baseball, Future)

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)

You have to have a lot of little boy in you to play baseball for a living.
- Roy Campanella
(Keywords: Baseball, Living, Play)

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 was planning to be a baseball player until I ran into something called a curveball. And that set me back.
- Ben Chandler
(Keywords: Baseball, Planning)

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)

I was born to play baseball.
- Roberto Clemente
(Keywords: Baseball, 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)



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