Inspirational Quotes By Baseball Players

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Unveiling the Game-Changing Inspirational Quotes by Baseball Players


You are here because you are intrigued by what these masters of baseball have to say. Inspirational quotes by baseball players will get you as excited and motivated as much as real game. I looking to hit a 3 bagger with this article by giving you inspiration, motivation, and humor with these inspirational quotes from baseball players.

Boy oh boy there sure are a lot of quotes through the history of baseball. Some will inspire, some will get you motivated and other will make you chuckle.

This list of inspirational quotes by baseball players is almost endless, so I choose some the more iconic ones. I hope you will enjoy them as much I enjoyed bringing them to you.

“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

“When you start the game, they don’t say “Work ball!” They say, “Play ball!”” – Willie Stargell. “

“Pitching is the art of instilling fear.” – Sandy Koufax

“The game had done much for me, and I had done much for it.” – Jackie Robinson.

“If you’re not practicing, somebody else is, somewhere, and he’ll be ready to take your job.” – Brooks Robinson

“Well, it took me 17 years to get 3,000 hits in baseball, and I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.” – Hank Aaron

“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.” – Bullet Bob Feller

“People ask me what I do in the winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” – Rogers Hornsby

“Playing baseball for a living is like having a license to steal.” – Pete Rose

“If my uniform doesn’t get dirty, I haven’t done anything in the baseball game.” – Rickey Henderson

“Fans don’t boo nobodies.” – Mr. October, Reggie Jackson

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Babe Ruth Quotes

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.”

“Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” 

“Baseball is, was, and always will be the best game in the world to me.” 

Yogi Berra Quotes

“Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical.”

“Think?! How are you supposed to think and hit at the same time?”

“I’m ugly. So what? I’ve never seen anyone hit with his face.”

“Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.”

“Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.”

“It’s fun; baseball is fun.”

“If the people don’t want to come out to the ballpark, nobody’s gonna stop ’em.”

“Baseball ain’t like football. You can’t make up no trick plays.”  

Movie Baseball Quotes


There are many, many inspirational quotes by baseball players, but there have been many baseball movie that brought us some great quotes.

“How can you not be romantic about baseball?” –Moneyball

"You wanna have a catch?” –Field of Dreams

“Man, this is baseball. You gotta stop thinking, just have fun.” –The Sandlot

“All I know is when we win a game, it’s a team win. When we lose a game, it’s a team loss.” –The Bad News Bears

“There’s no crying in baseball!” –A League of Their Own

“I see great things in baseball. It’s our game, the American game. It will repair our losses and be a blessing to us all.” –Bull Durham

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These quotes should make you laugh. At the very least they will put a smile on your face.

"As a nation we are dedicated to keeping physically fit — and parking as close to the stadium as possible." — Bill Vaughan

"Slump? I ain't in no slump. I just ain't hitting." — Yogi Berra

"A man once told me to walk with the Lord. I'd rather walk with the bases loaded." — Ken Singleton

"Lasorda's standard reply when some new kid would ask directions to the whirlpool was to tell him to stick his foot in the toilet and flush it." — Steve Garvey

"If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off." — Bill Veeck

"Bob Gibson is the luckiest pitcher I ever saw. He always pitches when the other team doesn't score any runs." — Tim McCarver

"Trying to sneak a pitch past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster." — Joe Adcock

"The other teams could make trouble for us if they win." — Yogi Berra

"Beethoven can't really be great because his picture isn't on a bubble gum card."— Charles Schulz

"It ain't like football. You can't make up no trick plays." — Yogi Berra

"If a horse won't eat it, I don't want to play on it." — Dick Allen on artificial turf

"You don't realize how easy this game is until you get up in that broadcasting booth." — Mickey Mantle

"All I remember about my wedding day in 1967 is that the Cubs lost a doubleheader." — George F. Will

"There ain't much to being a ballplayer, if you're a ballplayer." — Honus Wagner

"Us ballplayers do things backward. First we play, then we retire and go to work." — Charlie Gehringer

"If you don't succeed at first, try pitching." — Jack Harshman

"So I'm ugly. So what? I never saw anyone hit with his face." — Yogi Berra

"He looks like a greyhound, but he runs like a bus." — George Brett on teammate Jamie Quirk

"Sure I played, did you think I was born age 70 sitting in a dugout trying to manage guys like you?" — Casey Stengel, to Mickey Mantle

"There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball. Unfortunately, neither one of them works." — Charlie Lau

"The way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until the ball stops rolling and then to pick it up." — Bob Uecker

"Think! How the hell are you gonna think and hit at the same time? — Yogi Berra

"I think I throw the ball as hard as anyone. The ball just doesn't get there as fast." — Eddie Bane

"Third ain't so bad if nothin' is hit to you." — Yogi Berra

"I never took the game home with me. I always left it in some bar." — Bob Lemon

"It ain't nothin' till I call it." — Bill Klem, legendary Major League Baseball umpire

"I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ain't never been seen by this generation." — Satchel Paige

"Ninety percent of this game is half mental." — Yogi Berra

"Who is this Baby Ruth? And what does she do?" — George Bernard Shaw

"Well, it took me 17 years to get 3,000 hits in baseball, and I did it in one afternoon on the golf course." — Hank Aaron

"After Jackie Robinson, the most important black in baseball history is Reggie Jackson."— Reggie Jackson

"We know we're better than this, but we can't prove it." — Tony Gwynn

"The majority of American males put themselves to sleep by striking out the batting order of the New York Yankees." — James Thurber

"A hot dog at the game beats roast beef at the Ritz." — Humphrey Bogart

"He's the strangest hitter in baseball. Figure him out one way and he'll kill you another." — Sandy Koufax on Roberto Clemente