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Baseball Quotes

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I see great things in baseball. It's our game-- the American game. It will take our people out-of-doors, fill

them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism, tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set,

repair these losses, and be a blessing to us."

-- Walt Whitman

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

-- Chris Chambliss

"Our country is the only one in the world with a national anthem that the last two words are "Play Ball!"

-- anonymous

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

-- Ted Williams

"Baseball is 50% from the neck up"

-- Ted Williams

"Think. Don't just swing. Think about the pitcher, what he threw you last time up, his best pitch, who's up

next. Think."

-- Ted Williams

"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

"I just hit 'em where they ain't."

-- Wee Willie Keeler

"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

"When he hit one, he just dropped the bat and started that little trot. He didn't

just stand there and show the pitcher up, like sometimes you see certain players

today. He didn't do that. he dropped the bat, and started his trot. He knew it

was gone. He hit it out of sight. And every once in a while he would bunt the

ball because they'd put the shift on, and there'd be no third baseman, and he'd

bunt it, and he'd get down to first base, and he'd chuckle like a big elephant.

Just laugh. In other words, he was a great, great man."

-- Red Schoending on Babe Ruth

"I coulda hit a .400 lifetime average easy. But I

woulda had to hit them singles. The people were payin' to see me hit them home

runs."

-- Babe Ruth

"Baseball is, I think, the greatest game in the world."

-- Babe Ruth

"Cobb is a prick. But he sure can hit. God Almighty, that man can hit.

-- Babe Ruth on Ty Cobb

"I had to fight all my life to survive. They were all against me... but I beat the

bastards and left them in the ditch.
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