The 25 Best Thoughtful and Meaningful Baseball Quotes

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.

Baseball Quotes: Illustrating image of a game Rochester Red Wings vs Scranton Wilkes Barre YankeesRochester Red Wings batter Danny Lehmann gets ready to swing during a game against
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!

Humanity is the keystone
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.

Connie Mack
(1862-1956; American MLB catcher, manager, and team owner)
In playing or managing,
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.

John McGraw
(1873-1934; American MLB infielder and manager)
Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men.
It’s no pink tea,
and mollycoddles had better stay out.
It’s a struggle for supremacy,
a survival of the fittest.

Ty Cobb
(1886-1961; American Major League Baseball outfielder)
Luck is the great stabilizer in baseball.
Tris Speaker
(1888-1958; American baseball center fielder and manager)
Look at misfortune
the same way you look at success.
Don’t Panic!
Do your best and forget the consequences.

Walt Alston
(1911-1984; American MLB first baseman and manager)

learn to think like a bookmaker!
deciphering bookmaker mathematics

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