60 Baseball Quotes to Help you Achieve your Baseball Career

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Baseball is a favorite summer activity rich in tradition. Baseball players and coaches have given us inspiring insights and moments. Baseball is a game that sheds light on passion, perseverance, and leadership.

If you are a baseball player who wants to further improve your baseball career, you have to check these inspirational baseball quotes. These quotes will have you thinking about the ins and outs of this great sport.

Inspirational Baseball Quotes for Baseball Players

Here are some of the baseball quotes you can use for inspiration when playing baseball.

1. “Believe in your baseball dreams and you’re halfway to reaching your baseball goals.” ― Felicity Luckey

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

3. “I like to set realistic goals for myself, not outrageous ones.” ― Evan Longoria

4. “The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying, ‘Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses.’ She’s got a baseball bat and yelling, ‘You want a piece of me?’” ― Robin Williams

5. “If you want to be good at baseball, play baseball … Get rid of the Nintendo.” ― Cliff Lee

6. “There are only two seasons – winter and Baseball.” ―  Bill Veeck

7. “I like to set realistic goals for myself, not outrageous ones.” ―  Evan Longoria

8. “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

9. “The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three-run homers.”  ― Earl Weaver

10. “I felt unhappy and trapped. If I left baseball, where could I go, what could I do to earn enough money to help my mother and to marry Rachel? The solution to my problem was only days away in the hands of a tough, shrewd, courageous man called Branch Rickey, the president of the Brooklyn Dodgers.” ―  Jackie Robinson

11. “Baseball goals are attained not by strength but by perseverance.” ― Felicity Luckey

12. “Baseball is like driving, it’s the one who gets home safely that counts.” ―  Tommy Lasorda

13. “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

14. “You can’t sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You’ve got to throw the ball over the damn plate and five the other man his chance. That’s why baseball is the greatest game of them all.” ― Earl Weaver

15. “You don’t have to know anything about baseball to respond to Babe Ruth because he’s just this magnificent human being. And a really good story because he was this kid who grew up essentially as an orphan, you know, had a tough life, and then he became the most successful baseball player ever. But he was also a really good guy.” ― Bill Bryson

16. “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

17. “I’m not an athlete, I’m a baseball player.” ―  John Kruk

18. “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

19. “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

20. “Baseball is about talent, hard work, and strategy. But at the deepest level, it’s about love, integrity, and respect.” ―  Pat Gillick

21. “You can’t get real happy or real depressed when you play baseball. Baseball is a great sport in that it offers a player a lot of opportunities for atonement.” ― Mike Piazza

22. “Baseball is dull only to dull minds.” ―  Red Barber

23. “Baseball’s future? Bigger and bigger, better and better! No question about it, it’s the greatest game there is!” ―  Ted Williams

24. “They say in baseball, your little flaws will stick with you from the start. It’s just how you can maintain and minimize them.” ― Giancarlo Stanton

25. “I think that baseball games are like soap operas. If you watch five in a row, you know enough to get hooked.” ― Jennifer Garner

26. “All it takes to play baseball is a strong arm, good speed, and the coordination to hit the ball. That’s it.” ―  Ryne Sandberg

27. “I love baseball history, and Wrigley Field is as good as it gets when it comes to that.” ―  Ben Zobrist

28. “It isn’t me that people love. It’s baseball.” ― Ernie Harwell

29. “Everything I have, I owe to baseball and the Dodgers.” ― Tommy Lasorda

30. “I know it’s tough. Everybody in baseball knows it’s tough. I’m just going to give it my best shot.” ― Mark McGwire

31. “For me, baseball is the most nourishing game outside of literature. They both are re-tellings of human experience.” ―  A. Bartlett Giamatti

32. “I chose baseball because to me baseball is the best game of all.” ― Dave Winfield

33. “My whole life was spent doing things that people didn’t believe were possible, because God blessed me with the ability to throw a baseball.” ― Curt Schilling

34. “I’ve had a good time here in baseball. I love baseball. That’s why I’m still around.” ― Red Schoendienst

35. “Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game!” ― Babe Ruth

36. “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

37. “Everyone has the fire, but the champions know when to ignite the spark.” ― Amit Ray

38. “Well, baseball was my whole life. Nothing’s ever been as fun as baseball.” ― Mickey Mantle

39. “I never want to sit out. I want to play baseball games.” ―  Matt Kemp

40. “A ballplayer spends a good piece of his life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.” ― Jim Bouton

41. “Baseball is a rookie, his experience no bigger than the lump in his throat as he begins fulfillment of his dream.” ―  Ernie Harwell

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

43. “I was a tomboy. And one of my first recollections of great success was playing baseball with the boys.” ― Linda McMahon

44. “Baseball really is a glorified game of throw and catch. And if you don’t have guys who throw it really well, you can’t compete for long.” ― Tucker Elliot

45. “When I grew up, baseball was the No. 1 sport.” ― Alex Rodriguez

46. “You see, 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

47. “Baseball is the only field of endeavour where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.” ― Theodore Samuel “Ted” Williams

48. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” ― Babe Ruth

49. “Losing is a learning experience. It teaches you humility. It teaches you to work harder. It’s also a powerful motivator.” ― Yogi Berra

50. “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.” ― Yogi Berra

51. “The formula for success is simple: practice and concentration then more practice and more concentration.” ― Babe Didrikson Zaharias

52. “That’s why baseball is more like life than other games. Sometimes I feel like that’s all I do in life, keep track of my errors.” ― Michael Chabon

53. “If mankind was playing a baseball game, he would still be choosing his lineup after the game was over.” ― Anthony T. Hincks

54. “You can get base hits or home runs, but you can’t get a grand slam without both.” ― Richie Norton

55. “This game [baseball] should be passed from father to son. You want your son to grow strong and be a man? Play catch with him.” ― Roger Maris

56. “Baseball is a man maker.” – Al Spalding

57. “Baseball isn’t just a game. It’s the smell of popcorn drifting in the air, the sight of bugs buzzing near the stadium lights, the roughness of the dirt beneath your cleats. It’s the anticipation building in your chest as the anthem plays, the adrenaline rush when your bat cracks against the ball, and the surge of blood when the umpire shouts strike after you pitch. It’s a team full of guys backing your every move, a bleacher full of people cheering you on. It’s…life.” ― Katie McGarry

58. “Baseball is more than a game to me, it’s a religion.” – Bill Klem

59. “Baseball is a game of inches.” – Branch Rickey

60. “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


The baseball game does not only inspire a player but also a storyteller, poet, philosopher, and even journalist. This baseball game defines a person’s spirit to a certain extent. It is hard to say whether baseball is like life or life is more like baseball. In baseball, there is nothing like a good motivational quote to keep you going. These quotes provide you with the inspiration you need.