For the benefit of the uninformed, Major League Baseball is one of America’s national pastimes and its popularity and success as a spectator sport have longevity of almost 150 years.
It’s definitely ‘not cricket’, but Major League Baseball can trace its origins to folk and village games such as ‘stoolball’ and ‘rounders’, which have been enjoyed in England for many centuries.
the Scranton Wilkes Barre Yankees at PNC Field on July 9, 2011 in Scranton, PA (Richard Paul Kane | Shutterstock)
We have collected together 25 of the best thoughtful and meaningful baseball quotes from famous pitchers, catchers, managers, commentators, and insights from a baseman or two.
The quotes are sorted chronologically by birth date of the originator. We think they strike the right pitch and there are definitely no foul balls here. Enjoy!
that holds nations and men together.
When that collapses,
the whole structure crumbles.
This is as true of baseball teams
as any other pursuit in life.
(1862-1956; American MLB catcher, manager, and team owner)
the game of baseball is only fun for me
when I’m out in front and winning.
I don’t give a hill of beans
for the rest of the game.
(1873-1934; American MLB infielder and manager)
It’s no pink tea,
and mollycoddles had better stay out.
It’s a struggle for supremacy,
a survival of the fittest.
(1886-1961; American Major League Baseball outfielder)
(1888-1958; American baseball center fielder and manager)
the same way you look at success.
Do your best and forget the consequences.
(1911-1984; American MLB first baseman and manager)