Baseball Wit & Wisdom

"There's no crying in Baseball!"

Tom Hanks in A League of Their Own

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

Honus Wagner

"This [baseball] is more fun than being president."

Ronald Reagan

"Ninety percent of this game is half mental."

Yogi Berra

"Above everything else, I hate to lose."

Jackie Robinson

"Baseball is pitching, fundamentals, and three-run homers."

Earl Weaver

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

Tim McGraw

"The way to catch a knuckleball is to wait till the ball stops rolling and then to pick it up."

Bob Uecker

"Throw strikes. The plate don't move."

Satchel Paige

"The way to make coaches think you're in shape in the spring is to get a tan."

Whitey Ford

"I watch a lot of baseball on the radio."

Gerald Ford

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

Jack Harshman

"I don't know a lot about politics, but I know a lot about baseball."

Richard Nixon

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


"If I'd known I was gonna pitch a no-hitter today,I would have gotten a haircut."

Bo Belinsky

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

Yogi Berra

"When they start the game,they don't yell 'Work Ball!' They say 'Play Ball!'"

Willie Stargell

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

Humphrey Bogart

"The sports section records people's accomplishments; the fron page nothing but man's failures."

Earl Warren

"Good ballplayers make good citizens."

Chester Arthur

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

George Will

"There is always some kid who may be seeing me for the first time. I owe him my best."

Joe DiMaggio

"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 taps."

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,"

Babe Ruth

"This baseball mania has run its course.It has no future as a professional endeavor."

Cincinnati Gazette editorial, 1879