17 Famous Baseball Quotes

REC Media is proud to present 17 great baseball quotes by some of the most famous names in the game.

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.

 

Babe Ruth

Stubbornness usually is considered a negative; but I think that trait has been a positive for me.

 

Cal Ripken Jr.

There may be people that have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.

 

Derek Jeter

What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle, and giving 110 percent all the time.

 

Don Zimmer

The only way to prove that you’re a good sport is to lose.

 

Ernie Banks

 

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George F. Will

My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.

 

Hank Aaron

You win a few, you lose a few. Some get rained out. But you got to dress for all of them.

 

Satchel Paige

Show me a guy who’s afraid to look bad, and I’ll show you a guy you can beat every time.

 

Lou Brock

During my 18 years I came to bat almost 10,000 times. I struck out about 1,700 times and walked maybe 1,800 times. You figure a ballplayer will average about 500 at bats a season. That means I played seven years without ever hitting the ball.

 

Mickey Mantle

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

 

Rogers Hornsby

I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it.

 

Sandy Koufax

Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.

 

Satchel Paige

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

Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.

 

Ted Williams

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.

 

Tommy Lasorda

It ain’t over till it’s over.

 

Yogi Berra

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