Baseball Wit & Wisdom
|"There's no crying in
Tom Hanks in A League of Their Own
ain't much to being a ballplayer, if you're a ballplayer."
[baseball] is more fun than being president."
percent of this game is half mental."
everything else, I hate to lose."
pitching, fundamentals, and three-run homers."
Gibson is the luckiest pitcher I ever saw.He always pitches when the
other team doesn't score any runs."
to catch a knuckleball is to wait till the ball stops rolling and then
to pick it up."
strikes. The plate don't move."
to make coaches think you're in shape in the spring is to get a tan."
|"I watch a lot of
baseball on the radio."
don't succeed at first, try pitching."
know a lot about politics, but I know a lot about baseball."
get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off."
known I was gonna pitch a no-hitter today,I would have gotten a
|"Slump? I ain't in no
slump. I just ain't hitting."
they start the game,they don't yell 'Work Ball!' They say 'Play Ball!'"
dog at the game beats roast beef at the Ritz."
sports section records people's accomplishments; the fron page nothing
but man's failures."
ballplayers make good citizens."
remember about my wedding day in 1967 is that the Cubs lost a
"There is always some kid who may be seeing me for the
first time. I owe him my best."
"With this batting slump I'm in, I was so happy to hit a
double that I did a tap dance on second base.They tagged me between
Frenchie Bordagaray of the Brooklyn Dodgers
"The only real game in the world,I think,is baseball...
You've gotta let it grow up with you,and if you're successful and you
try hardenough,you're bound to come out on top,"
"This baseball mania has run its course.It has no future
as a professional endeavor."
Cincinnati Gazette editorial, 1879