473 BEST MLB Baseball Motivational Speeches and Quotes

William T Johnson Jan 26, 2024
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MLB Baseball Motivational Speeches
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Welcome to the treasure trove of motivational firepower for all baseball enthusiasts!

Whether you're a budding player striving to hit it out of the park or a steadfast fan seeking inspiration, you've landed in the right place.

Within this collection, you'll unearth the most powerful speeches and quotes from MLB legends, each brimming with wisdom, tenacity, and passion.

These words have fueled champions, ignited comebacks, and lit the path to glory.

So, grab a seat, tighten your grip, and prepare for a thrilling ride into the heart of baseball's motivational epicenter.

Remember, every return visit will offer a new nugget of inspiration!


List of 473 BEST MLB Baseball Motivational Speeches and Quotes


1. "Every strike brings me closer to the next home run." - Babe Ruth

 

 

2. "Never let the fear of striking out get in your way." - Babe Ruth

 

 

3. "The harder you work, the luckier you get." - Gary Player

 

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"Never felt more prepared. Bring it on!" - Michael Brown

"Speech ignited my spirit. Victory's mine!" - Sarah Taylor

"Game's set. Motivated like never before!" - Robert Miller

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4. "Baseball is ninety percent mental, and the other half is physical." - Yogi Berra

 

 

5. "It ain't over 'til it's over." - Yogi Berra

 

 

6. "Heroes get remembered, but legends never die." - Babe Ruth

 

 

7. "Baseball is a game of inches." - Branch Rickey

 

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"Never felt more prepared. Bring it on!" - Michael Brown

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8. "There are three types of baseball players: those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happened." - Tommy Lasorda

 

 

9. "When you come to a fork in the road, take it." - Yogi Berra

 

 

10. "There may be people who have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do." - Derek Jeter

 

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"Never felt more prepared. Bring it on!" - Michael Brown

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11. "Success isn't something that just happens - success is learned, success is practiced and then it is shared." - Sparky Anderson

 

 

12. "Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again." - Bob Feller

 

 

13. "Your image isn't your character. Character is what you are as a person." - Derek Jeter

 

 

14. "Set your goals high, and don't stop until you get there." - Bo Jackson

 

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"Never felt more prepared. Bring it on!" - Michael Brown

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15. "The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three run homers." - Earl Weaver

 

 

16. "The only way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until the ball stops rolling and then to pick it up." - Bob Uecker

 

 

17. "Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand." - Leo Durocher

 

 

18. "The only thing I can do is play baseball. I have to play ball. It's the only thing I know." - Mickey Mantle

 

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19. "You can observe a lot by just watching." - Yogi Berra

 

 

20. "I may be dumb, but I'm not stupid." - Mickey Mantle

 

 

21. "Baseball is a game, yes. It is also a business." - Willie Mays

 

 

22. "Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary." - Ray Knight

 

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23. "It's a round ball and a round bat, and you got to hit it square." - Pete Rose

 

 

24. "It's hard to beat a person who never gives up." - Babe Ruth

 

 

25. "Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men." - Christy Mathewson

 

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26. "Luck is the residue of design." - Branch Rickey

 

 

27. "A ball player's got to be kept hungry to become a big leaguer." - Rogers Hornsby

 

 

28. "There's only one way to become a hitter. Go up to the plate and get mad." - Eddie Mathews

 

 

29. "I never smile when I have a bat in my hands. That's when you've got to be serious." - Hank Aaron

 

 

30. "You could be a kid for as long as you want when you play baseball." - Cal Ripken Jr.

 

 

31. "I want to be remembered as a ballplayer who gave all I had to give." - Roberto Clemente

 

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"Never felt more prepared. Bring it on!" - Michael Brown

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32. "You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possibly be in baseball and in life." - Pete Rose

 

 

33. "The most important thing in baseball is something we can all control - the hustle." - Derek Jeter

 

 

34. "Make sure your worst enemy doesn't live between your own two ears." - Laird Hamilton

 

 

35. "The biggest thrill a ballplayer can have is when your son takes after you." - Mickey Mantle

 

 

36. "The great thing about baseball is when you're done, you'll only tell your grandchildren the good things. If they ask me about 1989, I'll tell them I had amnesia." - Sparky Anderson

 

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37. "When they start the game, they don't yell 'Work ball.' They say, 'Play ball.'" - Willie Stargell

 

 

38. "I never blame myself when I'm not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats." - Yogi Berra

 

 

39. "When baseball is no longer fun, it's no longer a game." - Joe DiMaggio

 

 

40. "The pitcher has to find out if the hitter is timid, and if he is timid, he has to remind the hitter he's timid." - Don Drysdale

 

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41. "Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast." - Joe Garagiola

 

 

42. "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

 

 

43. "Baseball is a game of race, creed, and color. The race is to first base. The creed is the rules of the game. The color? Well, the home team wears white uniforms, and the visiting team wears grey." - Joe Garagiola

 

 

44. "Baseball is not a sport you can achieve individually." - Curt Schilling

 

 

45. "The two most important things in life are good friends and a strong bullpen." - Bob Lemon

 

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"Never felt more prepared. Bring it on!" - Michael Brown

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46. "Baseball is about talent, hard work, and strategy. But at the deepest level, it’s about love, integrity, and respect." - Pat Gillick

 

 

47. "I've come to the conclusion that the two most important things in life are good friends and a good bullpen." - Bob Lemon

 

 

48. "Baseball is not just a sport. It's a religion." - Mickey Mantle

 

 

49. "The only thing I can do is play baseball. I have to play ball. It's the only thing I know." - Mickey Mantle

 

 

50. "You don't save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain." - Leo Durocher

 

 

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51. "Baseball is a man maker." - Al Spalding

 

 

52. "The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration." - Frida Kahlo

 

 

53. "Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona." - George F. Will

 

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"Speech ignited my spirit. Victory's mine!" - Sarah Taylor

"Game's set. Motivated like never before!" - Robert Miller

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54. "I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game." - Walt Whitman

 

 

55. "Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer." - Ted Williams

 

 

56. "The best way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until the ball stops rolling and then pick it up." - Bob Uecker

 

 

57. "Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical." - Yogi Berra

 

 

58. "Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth." - Lou Gehrig

 

 

59. "The only reason I don't like playing in the World Series is I can't watch myself play." - Reggie Jackson

 

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60. "It's a beautiful day for a ballgame... Let's play two!" - Ernie Banks

 

 

61. "Every strike brings me closer to the next home run." - Babe Ruth

 

 

62. "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

 

 

63. "I never took the game home with me. I always left it in some bar." - Bob Lemon

 

 

64. "Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men. It's no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out." - Ty Cobb

 

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65. "A Life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives." - Jackie Robinson

 

 

66. "Baseball life is a tough life on the family." - Nolan Ryan

 

 

67. "I'd walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball." - Pete Rose

 

 

68. "This is a game to be savored, not gulped. There's time to discuss everything between pitches or between innings." - Bill Veeck

 

 

69. "Baseball is a game of inches." - Branch Rickey

 

 

70. "I have observed that baseball is not unlike a war, and when you come right down to it, we batters are the heavy artillery." - Ty Cobb

 

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71. "I owe baseball. Baseball don't owe me a damn thing." - Pete Rose

 

 

72. "In baseball, there's always the next day." - Ryne Sandberg

 

 

73. "Baseball is a game of race, creed, and color. The race is to first base. The creed is the rules of the game. The color? Well, the home team wears white uniforms, and the visiting team wears gray." - Joe Garagiola

 

 

74. "I never argue with people who say baseball is boring, because baseball is boring. And then, suddenly, it isn't. And that's what makes it great." - Joe Posnanski

 

 

75. "A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings." - Earl Wilson

 

 

76. "There are three types of baseball players: Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen and those who wonder what happens." - Tommy Lasorda

 

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77. "Baseball is a game, yes. It is also a business. But what it most truly is, is disguised combat. For all its gentility, its almost leisurely pace, baseball is violence under wraps." - Willie Mays

 

 

78. "The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time." - James Earl Jones, Field of Dreams

 

 

79. "Baseball is a universe as large as life itself, and therefore all things in life, whether good or bad, whether tragic or comic, fall within its domain." - Paul Auster

 

 

80. "Baseball is beautiful and it is fully as arousing, as sexy, as the act of love itself. And it is better than sex in that it lasts longer and there's a winner afterwards." - Philip Roth

 

 

81. "Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world." - Babe Ruth

 

 

82. "Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it." - George Halas

 

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83. "No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." - Tommy Lasorda

 

 

84. "Baseball is a team game but, at the same time, it's a very lonely game: unlike in soccer or basketball, where players roam around, in baseball everyone has their little plot of the field to tend. When the action comes to you, the spotlight is on you but no one can help you." - Chad Harbach

 

 

85. "You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possibly be - in baseball and in life." - Pete Rose

 

 

86. "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

 

 

87. "Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there." - Bo Jackson

 

 

88. "Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical." - Yogi Berra

 

 

89. "In baseball, you don't know nothing." - Yogi Berra

 

 

90. "Heroes are remembered, but legends never die. Follow your heart and you can never go wrong." - Babe Ruth

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91. "The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three run homers." - Earl Weaver

 

 

92. "The only way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until it stops rolling and then pick it up." - Bob Uecker

 

 

93. "You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the damn plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all." - Earl Weaver

 

 

94. "Baseball is a game, my dear boy, a game. One must always remember that. So go out there and have fun." - Babe Ruth

 

 

95. "The secret of successful managing is to keep the five guys who hate you away from the four guys who haven't made up their minds." - Casey Stengel

 

 

96. "The game ain't over till it's over." - Yogi Berra

 

 

97. "When you come to a fork in the road, take it." - Yogi Berra

 

 

98. "Every game is an opportunity to measure yourself against your own potential." - Bud Wilkinson

 

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99. "Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion, a screwball can be a pitch or a person, stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like except in the umpire's eye or on the ball." - James Patrick Murray

 

 

100. "It's not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters." - Paul "Bear" Bryant

 

 

101. "There may be people that have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do." - Derek Jeter

 

 

102. "Don't be afraid to take advice. There's always something new to learn." - Babe Ruth

 

 

103. "Never let the fear of striking out get in your way." - Babe Ruth

 

 

104. "It's hard to beat a person who never gives up." - Babe Ruth

 

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105. "If you have a bad day in baseball, and start thinking about it, you will have 10 more." - Sammy Sosa

 

 

106. "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

 

 

107. "The pitcher has got only a ball. I've got a bat. So the percentage in weapons is in my favor and I let the fellow with the ball do the fretting." - Hank Aaron

 

 

108. "A ball player has to be kept hungry to become a big leaguer. That's why no boy from a rich family has ever made the big leagues." - Joe DiMaggio

 

 

109. "The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination." - Tommy Lasorda

 

 

110. "The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love." - Bryant Gumbel

 

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111. "When I step between the lines, my worries disappear. I think that's why I play the game so hard." - Ken Griffey Jr.

 

 

112. "You can’t be afraid to make errors! You can’t be afraid to be naked before the crowd, because no one can ever master the game of baseball, or conquer it. You can only challenge it." - Lou Brock

 

 

113. "I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks in batting practice." - Casey Stengel

 

 

114. "Baseball is more than a game. It's like life played out on a field." - Juliana Hatfield

 

 

115. "Baseball is a game of inches." - Branch Rickey

 

 

116. "Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer." - Ted Williams

 

 

117. "Every strike brings me closer to the next home run." - Babe Ruth

 

 

118. "Baseball is a man maker." - Al Spalding

 

 

119. "A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings." - Earl Wilson

 

 

120. "You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first." - Frederick B. Wilcox

 

 

121. "Baseball is about talent, hard work, and strategy. But at the deepest level, it's about love, integrity, and respect." - Pat Gillick

 

 

122. "Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand." - Leo Durocher

 

 

123. "There are three types of baseball players: those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happens." - Tommy Lasorda

 

 

124. "Hitting the ball was easy. Running around the bases was the tough part." - Mickey Mantle

 

 

125. "The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime." - Babe Ruth

 

 

126. "There may be people that have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do." - Derek Jeter

 

 

127. "Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game." - Babe Ruth

 

 

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128. "Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical." - Yogi Berra

 

 

129. "There are only two seasons - winter and Baseball." - Bill Veeck

 

 

130. "You can't think and hit at the same time." - Yogi Berra

 

 

131. "In baseball, you can't kill the clock. You've got to give the other man his chance. That's why this is the greatest game." - Earl Weaver

 

 

132. "I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it." - Sandy Koufax

 

 

133. "Baseball is a game of race, creed, and color. The race is to first base. The creed is the rules of the game. The color? Well, the home team wears white uniforms, and the visiting team wears gray." - Joe Garagiola

 

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134. "Never let the odds keep you from pursuing what you know in your heart you were meant to do." - Leroy "Satchel" Paige

 

 

135. "Good pitching will always stop good hitting and vice-versa." - Casey Stengel

 

 

136. "Problems are only opportunities in work clothes." - Henry J. Kaiser

 

 

137. "You have to have a lot of little boy in you to play baseball for a living." - Roy Campanella

 

 

138. "I see great things in baseball. It’s our game – the American game." - Walt Whitman

 

 

139. "Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?" - Jim Bouton

 

 

140. "Baseball is not a sport you can achieve individually." - Curt Schilling

 

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141. "It ain't over till it's over." - Yogi Berra

 

 

142. "There are only five things you can do in baseball – run, throw, catch, hit and hit with power." - Leo Durocher

 

 

143. "It’s not what you achieve, it’s what you overcome. That’s what defines your career." - Carlton Fisk

 

 

144. "Baseball is about talent, hard work, and strategy. But at the deepest level, it’s about love, integrity, and respect." - Pat Gillick

 

 

145. "The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three run homers." - Earl Weaver

 

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146. "The only real game in the world, I think, is baseball." - Babe Ruth

 

 

147. "The most important pitch is the next one." - Mike Scioscia

 

 

148. "When you come to a fork in the road, take it." - Yogi Berra

 

 

149. "The hardest thing to do in baseball is to hit a round baseball with a round bat, squarely." - Ted Williams

 

 

150. "If you're not practicing, somebody else is, somewhere, and he'll be ready to take your job." - Brooks Robinson

 

 

151. "Heroes are remembered, but legends never die." - Babe Ruth

 

 

152. "Managing is like holding a dove in your hand. Squeeze too hard and you kill it, not hard enough and it flies away." - Tommy Lasorda

 

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153. "Be on time. Bust your butt. Play smart. And have some laughs while you’re at it." - Whitey Herzog

 

 

154. "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog." - Archie Griffin

 

 

155. "In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated." - Willie Mays

 

 

156. "The best possible thing in baseball is winning the World Series. The second best thing is losing the World Series." - Tommy Lasorda

 

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157. "You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living, but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you, too." - Roy Campanella

 

 

158. "Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you." - Satchel Paige

 

 

159. "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

 

 

160. "Baseball is not just a sport, it's a play for keeps. A run for the soul." - Willie Stargell

 

 

161. "The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part." - Pierre de Coubertin

 

 

162. "I treated it like every day was my last day with a basketball." - LeBron James

 

 

163. "The only important statistics is the final score." - Bill Russell

 

 

164. "If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it." - Ronnie Lott

 

 

165. "As long as I have fun playing, the stats will take care of themselves." - Ken Griffey Jr.

 

 

166. "When you’re in a slump, it’s almost as if you look out at the field and it’s one big glove." - Vance Law

 

 

167. "What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110 percent all the time." - Don Zimmer

 

 

168. "Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona." - George F. Will

 

 

169. "You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possibly be – in baseball and in life." - Pete Rose

 

 

170. "A ballplayer spends a good piece of his life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time." - Jim Bouton

 

 

171. "Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards." - Vernon Law

 

 

172. "Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too." - Yogi Berra

 

 

173. "It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." - A. Bartlett Giamatti

 

 

174. "Baseball is a universe as large as life itself, and therefore all things in life, whether good or bad, whether tragic or comic, fall within its domain." - Paul Auster

 

 

175. "If you're not having fun in baseball, you miss the point of everything." - Chris Chambliss

 

 

176. "When they start the game, they don't yell, 'Work ball.' They say, 'Play ball.'" - Willie Stargell

 

 

177. "Success isn't something that just happens - success is learned, success is practiced and then it is shared." - Sparky Anderson

 

 

178. "The only way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until the ball stops rolling and then to pick it up." - Bob Uecker

 

 

179. "The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." - Julius Erving

 

 

180. "Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first." - Frederick B. Wilcox

 

 

181. "The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination." - Tommy Lasorda

 

 

182. "Every strike brings me closer to the next home run." - Babe Ruth

 

 

183. "There's no crying in baseball!" - Tom Hanks in 'A League of Their Own'

 

 

184. "Do what you love to do and give it your very best. If you don't love what you're doing and you can't give it your best, get out of it." - Al Lopez

 

 

185. "The last thing you want to do is finish playing or doing anything and wish you would have worked harder." - Derek Jeter

 

 

186. "The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love." - Bryant Gumbel

 

 

187. "The only thing I can do is play baseball. I have to play ball. It's the only thing I know." - Mickey Mantle

 

 

188. "Baseball is more than a game. It's like life played out on a field." - Juliana Hatfield

 

 

189. "You could be a kid for as long as you want when you play baseball." - Cal Ripken, Jr.

 

 

190. "The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best and that you have gotten the most out of what you had to give." - Howard Cosell

 

 

191. "Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer." - Ted Williams

 

 

192. "Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical." - Yogi Berra

 

 

193. "Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world." - Babe Ruth

 

 

194. "Baseball is a lot like life. It's a day-to-day existence, full of ups and downs." - Ernie Harwell

 

 

195. "Baseball is more than just a game... it’s life being played out on a field – a field of dreams – on diamonds of green, where men become boys and boys become men, all speaking one universal language without uttering a single word." - Tom Tatum

 

 

196. "A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings." - Earl Wilson

 

 

197. "There is an important difference between confidence and conceit." - Jim Bouton

 

 

198. "I never blame myself when I'm not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats." - Yogi Berra

 

 

199. "If my uniform doesn't get dirty, I haven't done anything in the baseball game." - Rickey Henderson

 

 

200. "No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." - Tommy Lasorda

 

 

201. "When life throws you curveballs, hit them out of the park." - Anonymous

 

 

202. "In baseball, my theory is to strive for consistency, not to worry about the numbers. If you dwell on statistics you get shortsighted, if you aim for consistency, the numbers will be there at the end." - Tom Seaver

 

 

203. "Winners make goals; losers make excuses." - Anonymous

 

 

204. "Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion, a screwball can be a pitch or a person, stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like except in the umpire’s eye or on the ball." - Jim Murray

 

 

205. "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

 

 

206. "If you don't love the game, it's impossible to last." - David Ortiz

 

 

207. "The secret of successful managing is to keep the five guys who hate you away from the four guys who haven't made up their minds." - Casey Stengel

 

 

208. "I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy." - Hank Aaron

 

 

209. "Baseball is about talent, hard work, and strategy. But at the deepest level, it's about love, integrity, and respect." - Cal Ripken, Jr.

 

 

210. "Every great batter works on the theory that the pitcher is more afraid of me than I am of him." - Ty Cobb

 

 

211. "Your image isn't your character. Character is what you are as a person." - Derek Jeter

 

 

212. "Paying attention to the small details and taking advantage of them gives you an edge." - Buck Showalter

 

 

213. "The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three-run homers." - Earl Weaver

 

 

214. "Luck is the residue of design." - Branch Rickey

 

 

215. "To me, baseball has always been a reflection of life." - Willie Stargell

 

 

216. "You can't be afraid to make errors! You can't be afraid to be naked before the crowd, because no one can ever master the game of baseball, or conquer it. You can only challenge it." - Lou Brock

 

 

217. "Never let the fear of striking out get in your way." - Babe Ruth

 

 

218. "I see great things in baseball. It’s our game - the American game." - Walt Whitman

 

 

219. "The only way to prove you are a good sport is to lose." - Ernie Banks

 

 

220. "There may be people that have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do." - Derek Jeter

 

 

221. "In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated." - Willie Mays

 

 

222. "The game isn't over until it's over." - Yogi Berra

 

 

223. "When you step into the batter's box, have nothing on your mind except baseball." - Pete Rose

 

 

224. "Baseball is a game of inches." - Branch Rickey

 

 

225. "You can observe a lot by watching." - Yogi Berra

 

 

226. "Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men. It's no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out." - Ty Cobb

 

 

227. "Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there." - Bo Jackson

 

 

228. "Don't be afraid to take advice. There's always something new to learn." - Babe Ruth

 

 

229. "You have to have a lot of little boy in you to play baseball for a living." - Roy Campanella

 

 

230. "The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender." - Marv Levy

 

 

231. "A baseball fan has the digestive system of a billy goat. He can, and does, devour any set of diamond statistics with insatiable appetite and then nuzzles hungrily for more." - Arthur Daley

 

 

232. "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln

 

 

233. "I've learned that something constructive comes from every defeat." - Tom Landry

 

 

234. "The key to winning is poise under stress." - Paul Brown

 

 

235. "Baseball is a universe as large as life itself, and therefore all things in life, whether good or bad, whether tragic or comic, fall within its domain." - Paul Auster

 

 

236. "Cricket is a pressure game, and when it comes to an India-Pakistan match the pressure is doubled." - Imran Khan

 

 

237. "Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care." - Mike Krzyzewski

 

 

238. "The best pitchers have a short term memory and a bullet proof confidence." - Greg Maddux

 

 

239. "Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand." - Leo Durocher

 

 

240. "A ball player has to be kept hungry to become a big leaguer. That's why no boy from a rich family has ever made the big leagues." - Joe DiMaggio

 

 

241. "The only thing I believe is this: A player does not have to like a manager and he does not have to respect a manager. All he has to do is obey the rules." - Sparky Anderson

 

 

242. "The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime." - Babe Ruth

 

 

243. "The only way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until the ball stops rolling and then pick it up." - Bob Uecker

 

 

244. "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

 

 

245. "When I began playing the game, baseball was about as gentlemanly as a kick in the crotch." - Ty Cobb

 

 

246. "Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona." - George F. Will

 

 

247. "In baseball, you can't kill the clock. You've got to give the other man his chance. That's why this is the greatest game." - Earl Weaver

 

 

248. "Much like the butterflies that we get when we stand on that first tee, when we are in the last inning, bases loaded and a full count, we must still be able to swing free and easy. If we let the situation get the better of us, we cannot perform at our best." - Yogi Berra

 

 

249. "You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them." - Michael Jordan

 

 

250. "You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living, but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you, too." - Roy Campanella

 

 

251. "The thing I like about baseball is that it's one-on-one. You stand up there alone, and if you make a mistake, it's your mistake. If you hit a home run, it's your home run." - Hank Aaron

 

 

252. "You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the damn plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all." - Earl Weaver

 

 

253. "Baseball is like driving, it's the one who gets home safely that counts." - Tommy Lasorda

 

 

254. "When you come to a fork in the road, take it." - Yogi Berra

 

 

255. "It's not the team with the best players that win. It's the players with the best team that wins." - Babe Ruth

 

 

256. "There are three types of baseball players: Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happens." - Tommy Lasorda

 

 

257. "Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical." - Yogi Berra

 

 

258. "It ain't over 'til it's over." - Yogi Berra

 

 

259. "Baseball is a game, yes. It is also a business. But what it most truly is, is disguised combat. For all its gentility, its almost leisurely pace, baseball is violence under wraps." - Willie Mays

 

 

260. "I never took the game home with me. I always left it in some bar." - Bob Lemon

 

 

261. "One of the beautiful things about baseball is that every once in a while you come into a situation where you want to, and where you have to, reach down and prove something." - Nolan Ryan

 

 

262. "In baseball and in business, there are three types of people. Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happened." - Tommy Lasorda

 

 

263. "The last thing you want to do is finish playing or doing anything and wish you would have worked harder." - Derek Jeter

 

 

264. "Baseball is about talent, hard work, and strategy. But at the deepest level, it’s about love, integrity, and respect." - Pat Gillick

 

 

265. "Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again." - Bob Feller

 

 

266. "Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer." - Ted Williams

 

 

267. "Half the lies they tell about me aren't true." - Yogi Berra

 

 

268. "There may be people that have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do." - Derek Jeter

 

 

269. "The only thing you should force in a swing is the minds of the people watching it." - Babe Ruth

 

 

270. "I never blame myself when I'm not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats." - Yogi Berra

 

 

271. "Hitting is an art, but not an exact science." - Rod Carew

 

 

272. "Good pitching will always stop good hitting and vice-versa." - Casey Stengel

 

 

273. "The pitcher has got only a ball. I've got a bat. So the percentage of weapons is in my favor and I let the fellow with the ball do the fretting." - Hank Aaron

 

 

274. "If you have a bad day in baseball, and start thinking about it, you will have 10 more." - Sammy Sosa

 

 

275. "It ain't like football. You can't make up no trick plays." - Yogi Berra

 

 

276. "Hitting is fifty percent above the shoulders." - Ted Williams

 

 

277. "It's a round ball and a round bat, and you got to hit it square." - Pete Rose

 

 

278. "The two most important things in life: good friends and a strong bullpen." - Bob Lemon

 

 

279. "The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love." - Bryant Gumbel

 

 

280. "The only thing I can do is play baseball. I have to play ball. It's the only thing I know." - Mickey Mantle

 

 

281. "Baseball is the only place where a man can succeed three out of ten times and be considered a good performer." - Ted Williams

 

 

282. "There are three things you can do in a baseball game. You can win, or you can lose, or it can rain." - Casey Stengel

 

 

283. "Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game." - Babe Ruth

 

 

284. "Baseball is a man maker." - Al Spalding

 

 

285. "Playing baseball for a living is like having a license to steal." - Pete Rose

 

 

286. "Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast." - Joe Garagiola

 

 

287. "The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three run homers." - Earl Weaver

 

 

288. "I see great things in baseball. It's our game--the American game." - Walt Whitman

 

 

289. "Baseball is a game of race, creed, and color. The race is to first base. The creed is the rules of the game. The color? Well, the home team wears white uniforms, and the visiting team wears gray." - Joe Garagiola

 

 

290. "Baseball is more than a game. It's like life played out on a field." - Juliana Hatfield

 

 

291. "Baseball is a game of inches." - Branch Rickey

 

 

292. "Baseball is a game of peaks and valleys. The good players are the ones who can navigate the valleys." - Tom Seaver

 

 

293. "Don't think you're too big to hustle. Hustle makes the great players great." - Pete Rose

 

 

294. "Every strike brings me closer to the next home run." - Babe Ruth

 

 

295. "Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion, a screwball can be a pitch or a person, stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like except in the umpire's eye or on the ball." - Jim Murray

 

 

296. "The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he's dead." - Babe Ruth

 

 

297. "Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours." - Yogi Berra

 

 

298. "The only way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until it stops rolling and then pick it up." - Bob Uecker

 

 

299. "You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possibly be - in baseball and in life." - Pete Rose

 

 

300. "The key to winning is pitching, especially with power. Power arms will carry you over the speed bumps of a season." - Nolan Ryan

 

 

301. "Baseball is a game of inches." - Bob Gibson

 

 

302. "Life will always throw you curves, just keep fouling them off... the right pitch will come, but when it does, be prepared to run the bases." - Rick Maksian

 

 

303. "We know we're better than this, but we can't prove it." - Tony Gwynn

 

 

304. "The more self-centered and egotistical a guy is, the better ballplayer he's going to be." - Bill Lee

 

 

305. "A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings." - Earl Wilson

 

 

306. "The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime." - Babe Ruth

 

 

307. "It's hard not to be romantic about baseball." - Billy Beane

 

 

308. "Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world." - Babe Ruth

 

 

309. "There are only two seasons - winter and Baseball." - Bill Veeck

 

 

310. "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

 

 

311. "Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again." - Jackie Robinson

 

 

312. "Playing baseball is not real life. It's a fantasy world... It's a dream come true." - Dale Murphy

 

 

313. "Baseball is a game of failure, coached by negative people, in a misinformed culture." - Tom House

 

 

314. "Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand." - Leo Durocher

 

 

315. "Baseball is a fun game. It beats working for a living." - Phil Linz

 

 

316. "Baseball is a harbor, a seclusion from failure that really matters, a playful utopia in which virtuosity can be savored to the third decimal place of a batting average." - Mark Kramer

 

 

317. "Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical." - Yogi Berra

 

 

318. "You could be a kid for as long as you want when you play baseball." - Cal Ripken Jr.

 

 

319. "Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona." - George F. Will

 

 

320. "Baseball is about having a short memory and a lot of forgetfulness." - Greg Maddux

 

 

321. "In baseball, you can't kill the clock. You've got to give the other man his chance. That's why this is the greatest game." - Earl Weaver

 

 

322. "The only real game, I think, in the world is baseball." - Babe Ruth

 

 

323. "There's no crying in baseball." - Tom Hanks

 

 

324. "A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings." - Earl Wilson

 

 

325. "Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer." - Ted Williams

 

 

326. "I'd walk through hell in a gasoline suit to keep playing baseball." - Pete Rose

 

 

327. "The key isn't the 'will to win'... everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important." - Bob Knight

 

 

328. "It ain't over 'til it's over." - Yogi Berra

 

 

329. "Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men. It's no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out." - Ty Cobb

 

 

330. "When you come to a fork in the road, take it." - Yogi Berra

 

 

331. "The one constant through all the years has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It's been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked time while America has rolled by. It's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good, and it could be again." - James Earl Jones, 'Field of Dreams'

 

 

332. "You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all." - Earl Weaver

 

 

333. "I never blame myself when I'm not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats." - Yogi Berra

 

 

334. "Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too." - Yogi Berra

 

 

335. "The other teams could make trouble for us if they win." - Yogi Berra

 

 

336. "You don't save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain." - Leo Durocher

 

 

337. "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." - Rogers Hornsby

 

 

338. "No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." - Tommy Lasorda

 

 

339. "Baseball is the only major sport that appears backwards in a mirror." - George Carlin

 

 

340. "Baseball is a public trust. Players turn over, owners turn over and certain commissioners turn over. But baseball goes on." - Peter Ueberroth

 

 

341. "I always tried to do the best. I knew I couldn't always be the best, but I tried to be." - Frank Robinson

 

 

342. "It's a beautiful day for a ballgame... Let's play two!" - Ernie Banks

 

 

343. "Good pitching will always stop good hitting and vice-versa." - Casey Stengel

 

 

344. "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

 

 

345. "Baseball life is a tough life on the family." - Nolan Ryan

 

 

346. "You don't have to swing hard to hit a home run. If you got the timing, it'll go." - Yogi Berra

 

 

347. "There are three types of baseball players: those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happens." - Tommy Lasorda

 

 

348. "I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks in batting practice." - Casey Stengel

 

 

349. "I never took the game home with me. I always left it in some bar." - Bob Lemon

 

 

350. "If you don't win, you're going to be fired. If you do win, you've only put off the day you're going to be fired." - Leo Durocher

 

 

351. "I'm convinced that every boy, in his heart, would rather steal second base than an automobile." - Tom Clark

 

 

352. "Baseball is a game of race, creed, and color. The race is to first base. The creed is the rules of the game. The color? Well, the home team wears white uniforms, and the visiting team wears gray." - Joe Garagiola

 

 

353. "Baseball is not a sport you can achieve individually." - Curt Schilling

 

 

354. "I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it." - Rogers Hornsby

 

 

355. "Life will always throw you curves, just keep fouling them off. The right pitch will come, and when it does, be prepared to run the bases." - Rick Maksian

 

 

356. "The trouble with baseball is that it is not played the year round." - Gaylord Perry

 

 

357. "The echoes of cheers are still resounding in my ears, and I love them so." - Jackie Robinson

 

 

358. "The only thing I can do is play baseball. I have to play ball. It's the only thing I know." - Mickey Mantle

 

 

359. "You could be a kid for as long as you want when you play baseball." - Cal Ripken Jr.

 

 

360. "Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world." - Babe Ruth

 

 

361. "Every strike brings me closer to the next home run." - Babe Ruth

 

 

362. "I'd rather be lucky than good." - Lefty Gomez

 

 

363. "When you step into the batter's box, have nothing on your mind except baseball." - Pete Rose

 

 

364. "Baseball is a game, yes. It is also a business. But what it most truly is, is disguised combat. For all its gentility, its almost leisurely pace, baseball is violence under wraps." - Willie Mays

 

 

365. "A baseball fan has the digestive system of a billy goat. He can, and does, devour any set of diamond statistics with insatiable appetite and then nuzzles hungrily for more." - Arthur Daley

 

 

366. "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it." - Carl Yastrzemski

 

 

367. "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

 

 

368. "I'd rather be the man who bought the Brooklyn Bridge than the one who sold it." - Wilbert Robinson

 

 

369. "It takes a lot of hard work and dedication just like any pro sport. Especially for beach volleyball, you don't have to be tall or as fast as other sports. You just have to have the skills." - Misty May-Treanor

 

 

370. "To me, baseball has always been a reflection of life. Like life, it adjusts. It survives everything." - Willie Stargell

 

 

371. "I never argue with people who say baseball is boring, because baseball is boring. And then, suddenly, it isn't. And that's what makes it great." - Joe Posnanski

 

 

372. "The last thing you want to do is finish playing or doing anything and wish you would have worked harder." - Derek Jeter

 

 

373. "Next to religion, baseball has furnished a greater impact on American life than any other institution." - Herbert Hoover

 

 

374. "Baseball gives every American boy a chance to excel, not just to be as good as someone else but to be better than someone else. This is the nature of man and the name of the game." - Ted Williams

 

 

375. "Baseball is more than a game to me, it's a religion." - Bill Klem

 

 

376. "Watching baseball under the lights is like observing dogs indoors, at a pedigree show. In both instances, the environment is too controlled to suit the species." - Melvin Maddocks

 

 

377. "Baseball is a universe as large as life itself, and therefore all things in life, whether good or bad, whether tragic or comic, fall within its domain." - Paul Auster

 

 

378. "Baseball is a simple game. If you have good players and if you keep them in the right frame of mind then the manager is a success." - Sparky Anderson

 

 

379. "This ain't a football game, we do this every day." - Earl Weaver

 

 

380. "Ninety feet between bases is perhaps as close as man has ever come to perfection." - Red Smith

 

 

381. "Don't tell me about the world. Not today. It's springtime and they're knocking baseball around fields where the grass is damp and green in the morning and the kids are trying to hit the curve ball." - Pete Hamill

 

 

382. "I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game." - Walt Whitman

 

 

383. "Baseball is a game of inches." - Branch Rickey

 

 

384. "Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men. It's a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest." - Ty Cobb

 

 

385. "When I began playing the game, baseball was about as gentlemanly as a kick in the crotch." - Al Spalding

 

 

386. "The game of baseball is great, but the greatest part is the human part." - Billy Martin

 

 

387. "Baseball is a man-maker." - Al Spalding

 

 

388. "When you're in a slump, it's almost as if you look out at the field and it's one big glove." - Vance Law

 

 

389. "Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona." - George F. Will

 

 

390. "Baseball, like some other sports, poses as a sacred entity dedicated to the demoralization of mankind." - Jackie Robinson

 

 

391. "The two most important things in life are good friends and a strong bullpen." - Bob Lemon

 

 

392. "Baseball is like driving, it's the one who gets home safely that counts." - Tommy Lasorda

 

 

393. "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

 

 

394. "There are only two seasons - winter and Baseball." - Bill Veeck

 

 

395. "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

 

 

396. "Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer." - Ted Williams

 

 

397. "In baseball, you don't know nothing." - Yogi Berra

 

 

398. "Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things." - Robert Frost

 

 

399. "Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical." - Yogi Berra

 

 

400. "The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three run homers." - Earl Weaver

 

 

401. "Baseball is about talent, hard work, and strategy. But at the deepest level, it's about love, integrity, and respect." - Pat Gillick

 

 

402. "Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing." - Warren Spahn

 

 

403. "The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love." - Bryant Gumbel

 

 

404. "The hardest thing to do in baseball is to hit a round baseball with a round bat, squarely." - Ted Williams

 

 

405. "Baseball is a game of averages, but over a short period of time, to have a plan and execute it, there's no guarantee." - Walt Weiss

 

 

406. "Baseball is the only place in life where a sacrifice is really appreciated." - Anonymous

 

 

407. "I never blame myself when I'm not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats." - Yogi Berra

 

 

408. "It ain't like football. You can't make up no trick plays." - Yogi Berra

 

 

409. "When they start the game, they don't yell, 'Work ball.' They say, 'Play ball.'" - Willie Stargell

 

 

410. "The great thing about baseball is there's a crisis every day." - Gabe Kapler

 

 

411. "Hitting is 50% above the shoulders." - Ted Williams

 

 

412. "You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time." - Jim Bouton

 

 

413. "The only way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until the ball stops rolling and then pick it up." - Bob Uecker

 

 

414. "The pitcher has to find out if the hitter is timid, and if he is timid, he has to remind the hitter he's timid." - Don Drysdale

 

 

415. "Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand." - Leo Durocher

 

 

416. "I see the ball, I hit the ball." - Vladimir Guerrero

 

 

417. "Never let the fear of striking out get in your way." - Babe Ruth

 

 

418. "You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the damn plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all." - Earl Weaver

 

 

419. "Trying to sneak a pitch past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster." - Joe Adcock

 

 

420. "The most important pitch is the next one." - Greg Maddux

 

 

421. "You could be a kid for as long as you want when you play baseball." - Cal Ripken Jr.

 

 

422. "Half of this game is ninety percent mental." - Danny Ozark

 

 

423. "Baseball is the only sport I know that when you're on offense, the other team controls the ball." - Ken Harrelson

 

 

424. "Every strike brings me closer to the next home run." - Babe Ruth

 

 

425. "A ballplayer spends a good piece of his life gripping a baseball, and in the end, it turns out that it was the other way around all the time." - Bruce Sutter

 

 

426. "I never realized that hitting the ball was as fun as striking people out." - Randy Johnson

 

 

427. "The hardest thing in the world to do is to hit a round object with another round object." - Wade Boggs

 

 

428. "The best possible thing in baseball is winning the World Series. The second best thing is losing the World Series." - Tommy Lasorda

 

 

429. "Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you." - Arnold Palmer

 

 

430. "Baseball is a man maker." - Al Spalding

 

 

431. "You could be a kid for as long as you want when you play baseball." - Cal Ripken, Jr.

 

 

432. "The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three-run homers." - Earl Weaver

 

 

433. "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." - Rogers Hornsby

 

 

434. "There are three types of baseball players: Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen and those who wonder what happens." - Tommy Lasorda

 

 

435. "Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical." - Yogi Berra

 

 

436. "I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks during batting practice." - Casey Stengel

 

 

437. "Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men. It's no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out." - Ty Cobb

 

 

438. "Nobody has ever called Shea Stadium a cathedral. In style, it was more like the old warehouse or outdated movie theater that Korean worshippers have transformed into a church in the borough of Queens." - George Vecsey

 

 

439. "The secret of successful managing is to keep the five guys who hate you away from the four guys who haven't made up their minds." - Casey Stengel

 

 

440. "Baseball is a game, yes. It is also a business. But what is most truly is is disguised combat. For all its gentility, its almost leisurely pace, baseball is violence under wraps." - Willie Mays

 

 

441. "You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living, but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you, too." - Roy Campanella

 

 

442. "Somebody once asked me if I ever went up to the plate trying to hit a home run. I said, 'Sure, every time.'" - Mickey Mantle

 

 

443. "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

 

 

444. "The only thing I can do is play baseball. I have to play ball. It's the only thing I know." - Mickey Mantle

 

 

445. "The one constant through all the years has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time." - James Earl Jones

 

 

446. "I'd walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball." - Pete Rose

 

 

447. "It's hard to beat a person who never gives up." - Babe Ruth

 

 

448. "The other sports are just sports. Baseball is love." - Bryant Gumbel

 

 

449. "Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer." - Ted Williams

 

 

450. "I've come to the conclusion that the two most important things in life are good friends and a good bullpen." - Bob Lemon

 

 

451. "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

 

 

452. "Baseball is more than a game. It's like life played out on a field." - Juliana Hatfield

 

 

453. "Being with a woman all night never hurt no professional baseball player. It's staying up all night looking for a woman that does him in." - Casey Stengel

 

 

454. "There are three things you can do in a baseball game. You can win, or you can lose, or it can rain." - Casey Stengel

 

 

455. "Baseball is not a sport you can achieve individually." - Curt Schilling

 

 

456. "Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion, a screwball can be a pitch or a person, stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like except in the umpire’s eye or on the ball." - Jim Murray

 

 

457. "Baseball is a universe as large as life itself, and therefore all things in life, whether good or bad, whether tragic or comic, fall within its domain." - Paul Auster

 

 

458. "Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona." - George F. Will

 

 

459. "Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast." - Joe Garagiola

 

 

460. "Playing baseball for a living is like having a license to steal." - Pete Rose

 

 

461. "Baseball is a game of inches." - Branch Rickey

 

 

462. "You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possibly be - in baseball and in life." - Pete Rose

 

 

463. "Life will always throw you curves, just keep fouling them off... the right pitch will come, but when it does, be prepared to run the bases." - Rick Maksian

 

 

464. "When baseball is no longer fun, it's no longer a game." - Joe DiMaggio

 

 

465. "I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it." - Rogers Hornsby

 

 

466. "Baseball is like driving, it's the one who gets home safely that counts." - Tommy Lasorda

 

 

467. "If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there are men on base." - Dave Barry

 

 

468. "Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men. It's no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out." - Ty Cobb

 

 

469. "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

 

 

470. "Baseball just a came as simple as a ball and bat. Yet, as complex as the American spirit it symbolizes. A sport, a business and sometimes almost even a religion." - Ernie Harwell

 

 

471. "Baseball is the president tossing out the first ball of the season. And a scrubby schoolboy playing catch with his dad on a Mississippi farm." - George H. W. Bush

 

 

472. "Baseball is a ballet without music. Drama without words." - Ernie Harwell

 

 

473. "Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical." - Yogi Berra

 

 

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) on MLB Baseball Motivational Speeches


1. What is the purpose of motivational speeches in MLB baseball?

Motivational speeches in
MLB baseball serve to inspire and energize the players. They can instill a
sense of unity, determination, and focus, helping players perform at their best

 

 

2. Who typically gives these speeches?

Coaches, team leaders,
and sometimes guest speakers give motivational speeches. These individuals have
the experience, knowledge, and leadership skills to inspire the team

 

 

3. What is the content of a typical motivational speech in MLB baseball?

Motivational speeches in
baseball often focus on teamwork, determination, resilience, and the love of
the game. They may draw on personal experiences, historical games, or legendary
players for inspiration

 

 

4. Do these speeches actually impact the performance of the players?

Yes, motivational
speeches can have a significant impact on the mindset and performance of
players. They are designed to inspire, energize, and instill a winning mindset
in the team

 

 

5. How often are these motivational speeches given?

The frequency varies
based on the team's needs. They may occur at the beginning of the season,
before a big game, or whenever the team requires a morale boost

 

 

6. Are these speeches unique to baseball?

No, motivational speeches
are common in all sports. The specific content and delivery may vary, but the
goal is the same: to inspire and motivate

 

 

7. Can I find these speeches online?

Yes, many motivational
speeches, especially those by well-known figures, can be found online through
various platforms

 

 

8. Who are some famous MLB players known for their motivational speeches?

Players like Babe Ruth,
Jackie Robinson, and Mickey Mantle were known for their motivational words,
along with coaches like Casey Stengel and Tommy Lasorda

 

 

9. How long are these speeches usually?

The length of
motivational speeches varies, but most are between 5 to 15 minutes to maintain
the attention and interest of the players

 

 

10. How important are these speeches to the team morale?

Very important. These
speeches can significantly impact team morale, fostering unity, resilience, and
a winning mindset

 

 

11. Can these speeches help in overcoming a losing streak?

Absolutely. A powerful
motivational speech can reignite the team's spirit and confidence, helping them
to overcome a losing streak

 

 

12. Do other team staff members, besides the coach, deliver motivational speeches?

Yes, sometimes team
leaders, managers, or even veteran players may deliver motivational speeches to
inspire their teammates

 

 

13. Are there any speeches that are considered legendary in MLB history?

Yes, there are numerous
speeches that have become part of MLB folklore due to their impact, such as Lou
Gehrig's "Luckiest Man" speech and Kirk Gibson's pregame pep talk
before Game 5 of the 1988 World Series

 

 

14. Are motivational speeches only for the players?

While the primary
audience is often the players, motivational speeches can also inspire coaches,
staff, and even fans

 

 

15. Are these speeches always serious?

The tone can vary. Some
speeches are serious, while others might include humor or light-hearted stories
to engage the audience and lighten the mood

 

 

16. Are motivational speeches in baseball scripted?

Not always. While some
speakers may prepare notes or a full script, others might speak
extemporaneously

 

 

17. Can motivational speeches be harmful?

Generally, motivational
speeches are beneficial. However, if delivered poorly or with the wrong
message, they could potentially demoralize rather than motivate

 

 

18. Do players always respond positively to these speeches?

While the intent is
positive, individual responses can vary. Some players may feel highly
motivated, while others might not be as affected

 

 

19. Are motivational speeches only delivered at the professional level?

No. Coaches and team
leaders at all levels, from Little League to college, often use motivational
speeches to inspire their teams

 

 

20. Can I use these speeches to motivate my local baseball team?

Absolutely. These
speeches can serve as excellent inspiration and can be adapted to suit your
team's specific needs

 

 

21. Do these speeches change according to the team's performance?

Yes, a speaker may tailor
the speech to the team's current situation, whether they're on a winning
streak, in a slump, or facing a crucial game

 

 

22. Are there any examples of motivational speeches affecting the outcome of a game?

There are numerous
anecdotal instances where a motivational speech significantly boosted the
team's morale and potentially influenced the game's outcome

 

 

23. Are there any special techniques used in delivering these speeches?

Techniques can vary by
speaker, but generally, they involve a combination of storytelling, direct
encouragement, relevant examples, vivid imagery, and sometimes humor

 

 

24. Can fans give motivational speeches to the players?

While fans don't
typically give speeches to the players directly, their enthusiasm and support
can serve as a form of motivation for the team. So, their presence is essential
to creating an inspiring atmosphere during games

 

 

25. How do players react to motivational speeches before a game?

Players may respond with
increased energy, focus, and determination after hearing a motivational speech
before a game. It can help them get into the right mindset to perform their
best on the field. However, every player is different, and some may not show a
visible reaction but still be positively affected by the speech.

26. Do players ever give motivational
speeches to themselves?

Yes, self-motivation is
crucial in sports. Players may use techniques like positive self-talk or
visualization to inspire themselves before a game or during tough moments in a
game

 

 

27. Can motivational speeches have a lasting impact on players?

Absolutely. A powerful
and well-delivered motivational speech can leave a lasting impression on
players, helping them stay motivated and focused not just for one game but
throughout the season

 

 

28. Are there any famous coaches or managers known for their motivational speeches?

Tommy Lasorda, Casey
Stengel, and Yogi Berra are some well-known coaches and managers who were also
known for their motivational speeches

 

 

29. Are there any books or resources on inspirational speeches in baseball?

Yes, there are various
books and online resources that compile famous and impactful motivational
speeches in baseball, along with tips on delivering effective speeches. Some
examples include "Motivational Baseball Speeches: The Complete Collection"
by Jim Stovall and "The Mental Game of Baseball: A Guide to Peak
Performance" by H.A. Dorfman and Karl Kuehl. These resources can be
beneficial for coaches, players, and anyone looking to improve their
motivational speaking skills.

30. Are there any organizations or
programs focused on teaching motivational speaking in sports?

Yes, there are
organizations and programs such as the Positive Coaching Alliance and The
Mental Game Workshop that offer resources and training for coaches and athletes
on how to deliver effective motivational speeches. These organizations
recognize the importance of motivation and positivity in sports performance and
provide valuable tools for individuals to improve their skills. So, if you're
looking to hone your skills as a motivational speaker, these resources could be
beneficial. In conclusion, motivational speeches have been an integral part of
the baseball culture and can play a significant role in inspiring and uplifting
players, coaches, and fans

 

 

31. What should be the length of a motivational speech?

The length of a
motivational speech can vary depending on the situation. Some might only be a
few minutes, while others could be longer. The key is to convey the message
effectively and inspire the listeners, regardless of the speech's duration

 

 

32. Are motivational speeches given at every game?

Not necessarily. The
timing of motivational speeches can depend on various factors, such as the
team's performance, the importance of the game, or the team's morale

 

 

33. How can a coach learn to deliver powerful motivational speeches?

Coaches can learn to
deliver powerful motivational speeches through practice, studying other
successful speeches, and seeking feedback. Some coaches may also choose to
attend workshops, read books, or seek guidance from experienced motivational
speakers

 

 

34. Are motivational speeches only relevant in team sports?

No. Motivational speeches
can be beneficial in individual sports as well. A well-delivered speech can
help an athlete stay focused, boost their confidence, and enhance their
performance

 

 

35. Can motivational speeches negatively affect a player?

In general, motivational
speeches are designed to inspire and uplift. However, if delivered improperly
or with a negative tone, they could potentially have the opposite effect,
causing stress or anxiety. Therefore, it's essential to tailor the speech in a
positive and encouraging manner

 

 

36. Are the effects of motivational speeches measurable?

The effects of
motivational speeches can be challenging to measure quantitatively, as they
influence players' mental and emotional states. However, qualitative indicators
such as player feedback, performance improvement, and team morale can provide
valuable insights

 

 

37. Are motivational speeches given only before the game?

While pre-game speeches
are common, motivational speeches can also be delivered at halftime, post-game,
or during team meetings. The timing can depend on the team's needs and the
coach's strategy

 


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