Inspirational Baseball Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old inspirational baseball quotes, inspirational baseball sayings, and inspirational baseball proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


He hits my changeup. He hits my curveball. He hits my slider. I've run out of pitches to throw him. I just try to pick the spots where he's going to hit his homeruns.

Brian Bohanonn

Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.

Babe Ruth

My job is to give my team a chance to win.

Nolan Ryan

Good pitching will beat good hitting any time, and vice versa.

Bob Veale

A catcher must want to catch. He must make up his mind that it isn't the terrible job it is painted, and that he isn't going to say every day, 'Why, oh why with so many other positions in baseball did I take up this one.     

Bill Dickey

Just take the ball and throw it where you want to. Throw strikes. Home plate don't move.

Satchel Paige

The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three run homers.     

Earl Weaver

When they knock you down, you not only have to get up, but you have to make it clear that you won't be knocked down a second time.

Carl Yastrzemski

Baseball goals are attained not by strength but by perseverance.     

Felicity Luckey

Baseball can be slow in many ways. The action starts with when the pitcher delivers the ball. But the action really starts when the crack of the bat happens.

Cal Ripken, Jr.

How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.

Lou Holtz

When I played ball, I didn't play for fun. It's no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out. It's a contest and everything that implies, a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest.

Ty Cobb

I do what I've trained my whole life to do. I watch the ball. I keep my eye on the ball. I never stop watching. I watch it as it sails past me and lands in the catcher's mitt, a perfect and glorious strike three.

Barry Lyga

The pitcher has to find out if the hitter is timid. And if the hitter is timid, he has to remind the hitter he's timid.

Don Drysdale

Baseball is a lot like life. It’s a day to day existence, full of ups and downs. You make the most of your opportunities in baseball as you do in life.     

Ernie Harwell

Building a baseball team is like building a house. You look for the best architects, the best builders - and then you let them do their jobs.     

Pat Gillick

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

Derek Jeter

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.

Babe Ruth

Set your baseball goals high and don't stop till you get there.

Felicity Luckey

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

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

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

Defense usually doesn't make many headlines, but it goes a long way towards winning baseball games. There are a number of ways to make an impact during the course of a game, and playing solid, sound defense is one of them.     

Derek Jeter

Positive expectations are important for your baseball success because you tend to get what you expect.     

Felicity Luckey

Fundamentals are the most valuable tools a player can possess. Bunt the ball into the ground. Hit the cutoff man. Take the extra base. Learn the fundamentals.     

Dick Williams

Believe in your baseball dreams and you're halfway to reaching your baseball goals.

Felicity Luckey

If you have the right mental attitude, nothing can stop you from achieving your baseball goals.

Felicity Luckey

Catching a fly ball is a pleasure, but knowing what to do with it after you catch it is a business.

Tommy Henrich

When you step into the batter’s box, have nothing on your mind except baseball.

Pete Rose

A well-run restaurant is like a winning baseball team. It makes the most of every crew member's talent and takes advantage of every split-second opportunity to speed up service.

David Ogilvy

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