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

If it wasn't for baseball, I'd be in either the penitentiary or the cemetery.

Babe Ruth

I'm mad at Hank Aaron for deciding to play one more season. I threw him his last home run and thought I'd be remembered forever. Now, I'll have to throw him another.

Bill Lee

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

If I hear Bowie Kuhn say just once more he's doing something for the betterment of baseball, I'm going to throw-up.

Sparky Anderson

Baseball hasn't forgotten me. I go to a lot of old-timers games and I haven't lost a thing. I sit in the bullpen and let people throw things at me. Just like old times.

Bob Uecker

Baseball's future? Bigger and bigger, better and better! No question about it, it's the greatest game there is!

Ted Williams

Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he's losing; nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead.

Jackie Robinson

There are surprisingly few real students of the game in baseball; partly because everybody, my eighty-three year old grandmother included, thinks they learned all there was to know about it at puberty. Baseball is very beguiling that way.

Alvin Dark

I remember I was a scared rookie, hitting .220 after the first three months of my baseball season, and doubting my ability.

Carl Yastrzemski

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

Baseball is more than a game to me, it's a religion.

Bill Klem

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

Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of necessary evil to the luxury of baseball, like the odor that follows an automobile.

Christy Mathewson

One of the beautiful things about baseball is that every once in a while you come into a situation where you want to, and where you have to, reach down and prove something.

Nolan Ryan

I played baseball because I could make more money doing that than I could doing anything else.

Bill Terry

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

That was real baseball. We weren't playing for money. They gave us Mickey Mouse watches that ran backwards.

Bill Lee

The hardest thing to believe about The Fan is not that Robert De Niro is stalking somebody again but that anyone cares that much about a baseball player.

Bernie Lincicome

It's a pretty sure thing that the player's bat is what speaks loudest when it's contract time, but there are moments when the glove has the last word.

Brooks Robinson

Watching baseball under the lights is like observing dogs indoors, at a pedigree show. In both instances, the environment is too controlled to suit the species.

Melvin Maddocks

There are three things you can do in a baseball game. You can win, or you can lose, or it can rain.

Casey Stengel

I don't think baseball owes colored people anything. I don't think colored people owe baseball anything, either.

Bob Feller

Baseball is a man maker.

Al Spalding

I would change policy, bring back natural grass and nickel beer. Baseball is the belly-button of our society. Straighten out baseball, and you straighten out the rest of the world.

Bill Lee

Professional baseball is on the wane. Salaries must come down or the interest of the public must be increased in some way.

Al Spalding

It's a bottom line business where a lot of gray suits are brought in and then, within two years, these guys suddenly know everything about baseball.

Don Drysdale

A baseball manager is a necessary evil.

Sparky Anderson

In baseball, my theory is to strive for consistency, not to worry about the numbers. If you dwell on statistics you get shortsighted, if you aim for consistency, the numbers will be there at the end.

Tom Seaver

People who write about spring training not being necessary have never tried to throw a baseball.

Sandy Koufax

I think it puts baseball back on the map as a sport. It's America's pastime and just look at everyone coming out to the ballpark. It has been an exciting year.

Mark Mcgwire

Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off.

Bill Veeck

Baseball is a public trust. Players turn over, owners turn over and certain commissioners turn over. But baseball goes on.

Peter Ueberroth

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

I'll play out the string and leave baseball without a tear. A man can't play games his whole life.

Brooks Robinson

If you put a baseball and other toys in front of a baby, he'll pick up a baseball in preference to the others.

Tris Speaker

The great thing about baseball is when you're done, you'll only tell your grandchildren the good things. If they ask me about 1989, I'll tell them I had amnesia.

Sparky Anderson

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

The way I figured it, I was even with baseball and baseball with me. The game had done much for me, and I had done much for it.

Jackie Robinson

Guessing what the pitcher is going to throw is eighty percent of being a successful hitter. The other twenty percent is just execution.

Hank Aaron

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

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

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 F. Will

I was showing early symptoms of becoming a professional baseball man. I was lying to the press.

Roger Kahn

Baseball gives every American boy a chance to excel, not just to be as good as someone else but to be better than someone else. This is the nature of man and the name of the game.

Ted Williams

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

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 give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all.

Earl Weaver

For the parents of a Little Leaguer, a baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown into innings.

Earl Wilson

Awards mean a lot, but they don't say it all. The people in baseball mean more to me than statistics.

Ernie Banks

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

Babe Ruth

Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand.

Leo Durocher

It's awful hard to repeat, but this weekend is what baseball is all about, ... Go Sox!

Wade Boggs

It's baseball. Every team has its time.

Cesar Izturis

But we did win three of four and that's a good thing in baseball.

Steve Bever

It's early in the year. We just have to come out tomorrow and play better baseball.

Stan Sanchez

They can lose in any sport but baseball. Then, he gets upset.

Preston Gomez

We haven't had a lot of success in basketball and baseball.

Karen Loftgren

It's discouraging. We've got to play better baseball. But this team has always bounced back.

Justin Leone

We've got a lot of baseball to go.

Joe Moulton

It's baseball. What can I say? Too much plate.

Jorge Julio

Baseball is a skilled game. It's America's game - it, and high taxes.

Will Rogers

He seems to be involved in all things baseball in this area.

Paul Melvin

I've moved around so much in life. Baseball has always been there.

Carlos Gutierrez

If you didn't love that game, you don't love baseball.

Nick Swisher

There will be no final decision until after the World Baseball Classic.

Randy Hendricks

I think of this as a gamer baseball card.

J Allard

We simply must play in a baseball-only facility.

David Samson

I live in L.A., so I go to basketball games. But I love baseball.

Penny Marshall

These kids are playing hustling baseball.

Lou Piniella

We hit the baseball well. I was proud of how they hit the ball Thursday.

Sid Wheatley

It was all bad location on my part. My location left me. It seems that's the way baseball is.

Mark Melancon

You could say that. I get to play with some of the best players in baseball.

Carlos Lee

He's been around baseball for a lot of years, and was a [baseball] trainer in Japan for six years.

Keith Dugger

Baseball is one of those games where if you do the right things, it will come back to you.

Tim Corbin

In this game of baseball, you live by the sword and die by it. You hit and get hit. Remember that.

Alvin Dark

Your swing is short all the way through it and [you] finish high. Baseball is the same thing -- short through and finish high.

Sal Colangelo

Never. Not middle school baseball. Not high school football. I never got cut.

Cla Meredith

It's just baseball. You always expect every team to go through this at one time or another.

Rickey Henderson

All of us had to go by that rule, damn it. If he did [bet on baseball], then fess up and come clean and he would be accepted back.

Dave Bristol

Baseball was a dream I gathered more splinters than hits.

Frank Perdue

Trust me, ... As a Red Sox fan, it wasn't about baseball. Somebody had to be the voice of the neighborhood.

Ann Crowley

It's all for the same thing, ... Kids playing baseball.

Darin Erstad

The genius of our institutions is democratic - baseball is a democratic game.

Al Spalding

It's just one game. There's a lot of baseball left to play.

Rocket Wheeler

It's something totally unique that no baseball team has done before.

Bob Larson

We didn't really play good baseball all day.

Corey Held

It's funny to see him running around, passionate about something besides baseball.

Nicole Jones

We do it both as a business and out of love of the game of baseball.

Nolan Ryan

There's nothing bad that accrues from baseball.

A. Bartlett Giamatti

It's one of the beautiful things about baseball, you know? You always have to compete.

Dennys Reyes

The organization and baseball were destroyed.

Don George

It was a fun game. They've got a good baseball team.

Bill Miller

Baseball plays out like an opera.

Paul Dickson

I really love the togetherness in baseball. That's a real true love.

Billy Martin

On matters of race, on matters of decency, baseball should lead the way.

A. Bartlett Giamatti

He pushed me. I just kept the faith that I would be back for baseball.

Tom Porricelli Sr

Baseball helps me free my mind from the past.

Pokey Reese

The Saints will be more responsibility for me in baseball than the public address deal.

Bob Kurtz

He just thinks about baseball. He said he doesn't go out. He just wants to go to the ballpark.

Bruce Bochy

It's a really neat deal — not only for the baseball team but for the community as well.

Russell Phillips

Baseball in this setting is much more intimate.

Dave Mcclenahan

I don't think baseball was his game.

Darren Oliver

Things just got away from us. Things like that happen in baseball. We've got to bounce back from this and get better.

Linn Williams

I love baseball but this is the only game I get to see.

Maude Newkirk

We did a great job of taking care of the baseball.

Tim Nihart

Daniel asked for baseball stuff for Christmas this year.

Jim Rew

I can't get this guy out. That's baseball and that's what happens sometimes. I'd like to figure this guy out.

Ramon Ortiz

We need to get back to playing our kind of baseball. We need to get every kid confident.

Joe Archuleta

I'll never be content, but I just have to accept this is baseball.

Morgan Ensberg

It wouldn't be unthinkable that he would chase her out with a baseball bat.

Jacques Audiard

It's horrible. It's not conducive to baseball. It's brutal.

Jim Manos

It was not a big deal. There's not a lot of joy in the Rangerdom right now. That's baseball.

Tom Hicks

The Boy Who Saved Baseball.

John Ritter

There are only two seasons -- winter and Baseball.

Bill Veeck

He's just all about baseball. That's the one thing that's always on his mind.

Brian Conley

Baseball and malaria keep coming back.

Gene Mauch

I kind of downplay that. We are not a pro baseball factory.

Bill Decker

You have to be a true baseball fan to be a Devil Ray fan.

Carol Dennis

This is kind a new (football) rivalry but you already see it in basketball and baseball.

Chris Connolly

He started coaching me in baseball at 12, and then started coaching me in life.

Michael Carroll

April 24 is when they're projecting having the lights finished for baseball.

Claude Tarver

I thought I was really going to miss baseball a lot, but I didn't.

Mike Bertotti

If we win the World Series, I would quit baseball and run for mayor.

Ozzie Guillen

I ain't ever had a job, I just always played baseball.

Satchel Paige

A lot of us are concerned about the academic performance of baseball teams.

Walter Harrison

That's baseball. The team that doesn't make mistakes wins the game.

Joey Eischen

I went through baseball as "a player to be named later."

Joe Garagiola

I mean, that's just baseball. I can't explain the success they've had against us.

Abraham Nunez

Baseball in the Navy always was much more fun than it had been in the major leagues.

Bob Feller

It was one of those great baseball games. I wish they could all be like this.

Rob Cummins

The guy is incredible. He might be the fastest guy in baseball.

Bill Hall

If you ever get a chance to buy a baseball team, do so. It's very fun.

Ted Turner

He was a baseball player and they called him Cubby Bear.

Leta Fickes

That's the way baseball is. Sometimes you get matched up against some team's number one, and sometimes you don't.

Barry Shelton

Hello again, everybody. It's a bee-yooo-tiful day for baseball.

Harry Caray

Nothing you can do about that. It's baseball.

Ramon Ortiz

He has the hardest job in baseball. He has to go out and win every time.

Ron Fussell

Baseball was one-hundred percent of my life.

Ty Cobb

Cuba wants to get rid of a dictator, and baseball needs a dictator.

Bob Kerrey

If you don't like the way the Atlanta Braves are playing then you don't like baseball.

Chuck Tanner

The NPB [Nippon Professional Baseball] is somewhere between the MLB and AAA [in ability].

Robert Whiting

When we clinch, we clinch. If not, that's baseball.

Freddy Garcia

They're a good baseball team and they answer quickly. We attacked them and they came right back.

Steve Mcfall

Of course it's part of baseball.

Duaner Sanchez

This Week in Baseball.

Julio Franco

He's an outstanding manager, one of the best in baseball.

Dave Dombrowski

I want the kids I coach to say the guy was a good baseball guy.

Dennis Long

There was no provocation, no baseball bat. This is a cold-blooded killing.

Peter Chapman

If you're a fan of baseball, ... that's just a great game to watch.

Jason Kendall

This is only the beginning. The best for the Golden Baseball League is yet to come, and we'll be there.

Terry Kennedy

In baseball terms, I guess I am, but I feel welcome here.

Choo Freeman

Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical.

Yogi Berra

We don't want to be baseball. It's the Yankees and everybody else there.

Ralph Wilson

Who told me baseball was easy?

Drayton Mclane

Right now, if you're a black guy, it's not hip to play baseball.

Tom Riley

Like I always tell people, I'm a baseball player, it's what I do.

Jonny Gomes

I think Joe will be coaching baseball until the end.

Matt Senffner

He will sign. He's going to play professional baseball.

Mark Marquess

Do you think it will ever take the place of night baseball?

Deborah Kerr

The baseball gods owed us one, but I think we earned it, too.

Dave Brundage

I was about to start having people call baseball.

Tony Tavares

We give 'em baseball, but we give 'em a lot of fun along the way.

Buck Rogers

We didn?t hit like we did all year, ... but that?s what playoff baseball is all about.

Mike Church

I think that would actually be a part of it. I do coach baseball, too.

John Duczeminski

Little old ladies were terrified. At least those not interested in baseball.

Bill Gleason

They came out to prove to the world they belong in pro baseball.

Bill Castro

I think everybody in baseball is talking about him.

Bobby Cox

We have a day off tomorrow and will think about the baseball we've played the last two weeks. After that, we'll get back to baseball.

Alfonso Soriano

I wasn't athletic. I played baseball, but I was terrible.

Matt Long

It was all I lived for, to play baseball.

Branch Rickey

He's one of the best leadoff hitters in baseball.

Melvin Mora

It was a great tournament. That's what you want to get out of tournaments — more baseball.

Darrell Wiley

Look at him and you'd think he's 16. Talk to him and you think he's 26. Talk baseball with him, and you'd think he's 36.

Fred Smith

Now we are going to play real baseball.

Jose Ramirez

We'd like to come back. Why wouldn't you like playing baseball at a place like this? This is the perfect place for baseball.

Sunny Golloway

In baseball, you're either moving forward or you're going backward. We're going backward.

Jim Brownlee

Baseball is our way of life!

Tony Tavares

I told you to be patient. This is Cuban baseball.

Higinio Velez

Look at all the memories we have here. I'm just glad we get to come back for some more baseball.

Red Schoendienst

I was a baseball fanatic.

Bill Nygren

You've got to make fun of people. You've got to get made fun of. That's part of baseball.

Kent Mercker

All we wanted to do was to show the quality of Cuban baseball.

Yulieski Gourriel

They were ripping the baseball, no doubt about it. It was a very tough inning for us.

Bill Sikes

The good, solid fundamental baseball was not there. And we have six more games to fix it.

John Crumbley

When baseball is no longer fun, it's no longer a game.

Joe Dimaggio

He sacrificed that for a young guy -- he's a hell of a man. I've never met a guy like that before in baseball.

Angel Pagan

That's just baseball. Things go for you sometimes, and sometimes they go against you. Today, they went our way.

Johnny Kinzy

I have fully enjoyed baseball for 28 years.

Tsuyoshi Shinjo

My opening day lineup has as many prospects as anybody in baseball, probably more.

Trent Jewett

I believe in the Church of Baseball.

Ron Shelton

On an opening day when the Red Sox win, a baseball coach should be able to pick up the W.

Paul Samargedlis

He always wanted his sons to play baseball. It was important to him.

Cheryl Howard

Baseball is trying to make it a family activity again.

Brad Barber

The baseball community was probably feeling how I did three years ago.

Joel Sutherland

Marge's baseball collection is broad and eclectic.

Wes Cowan

I'm a baseball fan, and a longtime Cincinnati Reds fan.

A.g. Lafley

Everybody plays baseball. Little kids have a ball and a bat.

Felix Pie

He's in my office every day talking baseball. It's great.

Mark Woodworth

This is different. But that's baseball. They just got the hits when they needed.

Thomas Berkery

This is the bad part of baseball.

Alex Gordon